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Cotton-Eyed Joe
 (1927)
 
ID: 1877

Square Dance
Recordings
Cotton Eyed Joe / Billy Cheatum Kalox 1258
Cotton Eyed Joe / Veleta Waltz Imperial (old) 6045
Cotton-Eyed Joe / Bill Cheatum Kalox 1062
Cotton-Eyed Joe / Kick It Up Blue Star 2482
Cotton-Eyed Joe / Salty Dog Rag 4-Bar-B 6060
Dew On The Mountain / Cotton Eyed Joe Blue Star 2057
Martha Ellen Jenkins / Cotton Eye Joe Belco 257
Orange Blossom Special / Cotton Eyed-Joe Black Mountain Valley 17
Rhythm Cloggers Medley / Cotton Eyed Joe Rhythm 305
Smokin' / Cotton Eye Joe Rhythm 304
The Red River Twist / Cotton-Eyed Joe Windsor 4189
Lyrics By

unknown 
Composed By 
Recorded By

Bob Wills; Adolph Hofner and His San Antonians; many others 
Comments

Traditional American folk song that predates the American Civil War. 
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Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Way back yonder a long time ago
Daddy had a man called Cotton-eyed Joe
Blew into town on a travelin' show
Nobody danced like the Cotton-eyed Joe.

CHORUS:
Cotton-eyed Joe, Cotton-eyed Joe
Where did you come from?
Where did you go?
Where did you come from?
Where did you go?
Where did you come from Cotton-eyed Joe?

Mama's at the window
Mama's at the door
She can't see nothin' but the Cotton-eyed Joe

Daddy held the fiddle,
Held the bow
He beat the hell out of Cotton-eyed Joe

Made himself a fiddle,
Made himself a bow
Made a little tune called the Cotton-eyed Joe

Hadn't oughta been
For Cotton-eyed Joe
I'da been married some forty years ago.

Whenever there's a dance
All the women want to go
And they all want to dance with Cotton-eyed Joe

Daddy won't say
But I think he know
Whatever happened to Cotton-eyed Joe

 

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