Cotton Eyed Joe (2)
COTTON EYED JOE . 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).