FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ Rednex (I know y’all ‘ll love this)

Rednex is a Swedish musical group, originally consisting of the lead singer Mary Joe (Annika Ljungberg), alongside Bobby Sue (Kent Olander), Ken Tacky (Arne Arstrand), Billy Ray (Jonas Nilsson) and Mup (Patrick Edenberg). The group enjoyed success throughout the 1990s with novelty hits such as “Cotton Eye Joe“, “Old Pop in an Oak“, “The Spirit of the Hawk” and “Wish You Were Here“.

Lyrics below

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?



Don Matthews
June 2021




Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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