Sung by: Gus Mahon
(with instrumental accompaniment)
Recorded in Heber Springs, AR

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Eighteen, nineteen, twenty years ago,
. . . run away with Cotton Eye Joe.

Had not a-been for Cotton Eye Joe,
I'd been married a long time ago.

Hold my fiddle and a-hold my bow,
Gonna beat the devil out of Cotton Eye Joe.

(Fiddle Tune: "Tennessee Wagner")

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Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
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