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Cotton Eyed Joe TML # 002219
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The country dance craze set off by the movie Urban Cowboy made a pop hit out of this old fiddle tune. Like many of these old tunes there are many versions. This 6 bar version fits the lyrics but there are also fiddle versions with 8 bars (4A,4B) and 16 bars (8A,8B). This tune is normally played in A so guitar and banjo play G with capo on 2.
Where do you come from? Where did you go?
Where do you come from? Cotton-eyed Joe?
Where do you come from? Cotton-eyed Joe?

Do you remember, a long time ago,
There was a man called Cotton-eyed Joe? x2

Old bull fiddle and a shoestring bow
Wouldn't play nothing but Cotton-eyed Joe. x2
Play it fast or play it slow,
Don't play nothing but Cotton-eyed Joe. x2

Could have married a long time ago,
If it hadn't been for Cotton-eyed Joe. x2
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