Cotton Eye Joe Lyrics by Rednex


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Cotton Eye Joe Lyrics
[Chorus x 2]
If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from where did you go
Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe

[Chorus x 2]
If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from where did you go
Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe

He came to town like a midwinter storm
He rode through the fields so handsome and strong
His eyes was his tools and his smile was his gun
But all he had come for was having some fun

[Chorus x 2]
If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from where did you go
Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe


He brought disaster wherever he went
The hearts of the girls was to hell broken sent
They all ran away so nobody would know
and left only men cause of Cotton-Eye Joe

[Chorus x 2]
If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from where did you go
Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe

[Chorus x 2]
If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from where did you go
Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe


If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from where did you go
Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe

Writer: ERIKSSON, JAN M. / OBERG, ORJAN KJELL ANDERS / EDENBERG, PATRICK
Copyright: Lyrics Universal Music Publishing Group

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Cotton Eye Joe Info:

• This is based off the traditional southern folk song "Cotton-Eyed Joe", which predates the Civil War.

• Possible meanings of the term "cotton-eyed" include:
- to have been blinded by drinking wood alcohol or moonshine
- an African-American with very light blue eyes or the contrast of dark skin to the whites of his eyes
- someone whose eyes were milky white from disease (syphilis, cataracts, glaucoma)

Released: August 12, 1994


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