Cotton Eyed Joe (2)

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 Theme code Index    3555 1H344
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time, Texas/Oklahoma
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(Southwest)
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    Fiddlecase Tunebook
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 12
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1989
 Artist    Adolph Hofner and His San Antonians
 Title of recording    Cotton Eyed Joe
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Columbia 20257 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1941
 Media    
 Score   ()   


COTTON EYED JOE [2]. Old-Time, Air and Breakdown. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB' (Phillips). A variant of "Cotton Eyed Joe (1)", related to "Miss Brown (1)" or "Cousin Sally Brown (2)." This version of the folk song is associated with Texas fiddling and was popularized by western swing bands Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys (1947) and Adolph Hofner and His San Antonians (1941). This version remains popular today.

Source for notated version: Bob Wills (Texas) and Leah Weiss [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Fiddle Case Tunebook: Old Time Southern), 1989; p. 12. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 56. Silberberg (Fiddle Tunes I Learned at the Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 27.

Recorded sources: Columbia 20257 (78 RPM), Adolph Hofner and His San Antonians (1941). Columbia 37212 (78 RPM), Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1947).