Music Monday: Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex

Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

Thoughts and other ramblings

May is Eurovision month and I mostly posted stuff related to that. This song is only loosely related as Rednex was kicked out of the competition because the song they entered was already performed before and wasn’t entirely new. Anyway, I’ve read an article about Eurovision and Rednex by Catherynne M Valente who also wrote SFF book Space Opera which is being described as Eurovision in space. So, of course every time Rednex is mentioned, Cotton Eye Joe immediately got into my head and stayed right there. I was surprised to learn most people thought Rednex is an American band – they are in fact Swedish. Cotton Eye Joe was an integral part of my childhood, I remember seeing the video on TV countless times. It’s a damn catchy song, so once you hear it, it’s hard to forget. Also, there is no nostalgia party without this song.

Lyrics

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed 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

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed 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-eyed Joe

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed Joe?

If it hadn’t been for cotton-eyed Joe
I’d been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from, cotton-eyed Joe?

 

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