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

Lyrics

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

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