The expression "King Cotton" in general refers to the historically high importance of cotton as a cash crop in the southern United States.
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The tune is also featured in the film The Adventures of Milo and Otis as background music. It is also featured in "Emanuelle Goes to Dinosaur Land", an episode of the American television show 30 Rock. In "Superman III", the tune is played as Superman is welcomed by the town of Smallville.