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​Johnson Boys / Cotton-Eyed Joe

This song is by Fiddler's Green and appears on the album Nu Folk (2003).

Johnson boys were born in the ashes
Didn't know how to court a maid
Turned their backs and hide their faces
Sight of a pretty girl made 'em afraid (5x)

Johnson boys they went a courtin'
Coon Creek girls so pretty and sweet
They couldn't make no conversation
Didn't know where to put their feet (5x)

Johnson boys they went a huntin'
Took two dogs and went astray
Tore there clothes and scratched their faces
Didn't come back till the break of day (5x)

Johnson boys the went to the city
Ridin' in a Chevrolet
They came home broke and a walking
Had no money for to pay their way (5x)


If it had to be for Cotton-Eyed Joe
I'd be married long time ago
Where did you come from, where did you go
Where did you come from, Cotton-Eyed Joe (2x)

Get out your fiddle, rous'n up your bow
Play an old tune called Cotton-Eyed Joe
Where did you come from, where did you go
Where did you come from, Cotton-Eyed Joe