Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex

Rednex is a Swedish manufactured techno-country band.

Rednex was initially the brainchild of Swedish producers Janne Ericsson, Orjan “Oban” Oberg, Brian Reddyb and Pat Reiniz, who decided to try mixing country music with eurodance. The name “Rednex” was chosen as a deliberate mis-spelling of the word “rednecks”. They reworked the traditional folk song “Cotton-Eyed Joe” into a dance song and released it in 1994, to huge worldwide success. Cotton Eye Joe started the Country House music fad which lasted for a few years afterward.

Cotton Eye Joe

Cotton-Eyed Joe” is a popular American folk song known at various times throughout the United States and Canada, although today it is most commonly associated with the American South.

“Cotton Eye Joe” is also a popular spoke line dance that can be seen and danced at country western dance venues. The 1980 film Urban Cowboy sparked a renewed interest in the dance, and most recently a version of the song recorded by the Swedish band Rednex in 1994 as “Cotton Eye Joe” has become popular.

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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

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

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 Eyed 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

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

(Yee-Haw)

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

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 were to hell, broken sent.
They all ran away so nobody would know
and left only men ’cause of 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

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

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

  • Audio from the 1995 album, Sex and Violins:

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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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