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"Cotton-Eyed Joe"
       



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"Cotton-Eyed Joe"
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"Cotton-Eyed Joe," Lyrics, Text Format



Intermediate straight syncopation using sixteenth notes
and descending minor 7th, Fa\So.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: USA - Cowboy Song

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 2/4

  • Form: staves: ABAbCD - song: AB, verse/refrain

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ri ti ti | ti ti ta |
    | ti ri ti ta | syncopation, | ti ri ti ti ti | syncopation, | ti ti ti ri ti ri | ti ti ti ri ti | syncopation

  • Pitches: intermediate: So Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La

  • Intervals: advanced: So/Do, Do/Mi\Do, Fa\So, Do\So, So/Do/Mi ascending tonic arpeggio, Re\Ti, Do/La, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio

  • Musical Elements: notes: quarter, eighth, sixteenth; repeat signs, syncopation, verse/refrain

  • Key Words: USA cowboy song, western dance song, campfire song, handsome, shy, fiddle, bow; contractions: don't (do not), wasn't (was not), where'd, (where did)

 
 


"Cotton-Eyed Joe"

           
    1. Do you remember, don't you know?
Don't you remember Cotton-Eyed Joe?
Cotten-Eyed Joe, he was some guy!
He was handsome and he wasn't shy.
   
      Chorus:    
      Hold my fiddle and hold my bow,
Watch me dance like Cotton-Eyed Joe.
   
   
2.
Where did you come from, where'd you go?
Where did you come from, Cotton-Eyed Joe?
Cotten-Eyed Joe, he came to town,
Played the fiddle making quite a sound!
   
      Chorus:    
      Hold my fiddle and hold my bow,
Watch me dance like Cotton-Eyed Joe.
   
           

 

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