I wrote King Cotton probably around 2010 or so, maybe earlier. I never got it recorded until 2014. It is all about what goes on with cotton, from the planting, to harvesting, to ginning and then exporting to the mill to spin into fiber for all types of uses. I was brought up around cotton ginning. My father was a famous cotton gin engineer. This song, in the end is really a tribute to him and the love I had for him. After a long teaching career, I finally joined his company he had formed. After he passed, I continued to run it till this day. So cotton is king for me too. King Cotton is a mellow song, stripped down with just a guitar, mandolin and fiddle. I noticed it was being downloaded more on the last sales report I got. I have never promoted it very much. So..maybe I will now. Giving you the link to check it out and purchase it if you would like.
For those of you that have never seen a cotton gin, or have no idea how they work, here ya go. Cotton flowing down the gin stand apron where it will be engaged by saws and pulled through gin ribs The seed can't make it through and fall out at the bottom and are conveyed to a seed house for storage to be sold later. The cotton fiber continues on to a big press where it is pressed into a bale. It will be sold to mills where it will be spun into fibers used for all types of applications. Shirts, sheets, all types of clothing. Indeed, Cotton is king.