Cotton Eyed Joe

Info

The origins of this song are unclear, although it pre-dates the 1861–1865 American Civil War. (source)

Lyrics

(Folk song)

If it hadn’t been for Cotton Eyed Joe,
I’d been married a long time ago.
Where did you come from; where did you go?
Where did you come from Cotton Eyed Joe?
Where did you come from; where did you go?
Where did you come from Cotton Eyed Joe?

Another Version

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  • Song with chords (both versions), Adapted Version easier for recorder players-DEGAB) to teach low so, Orff Arrangement
  • 2 MIDI files
  • Listen to the song

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