Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bugs Bunny - Cotton Eye Joe

SO, Zane and I found this on the internet and we were both laughing so hard. I remember this song from church dances when I was a kid. Fun to dance too. I think Bugs had fun dancing to it too.

A bit of history -

"The precise origins of this song are unclear, although it predates the American Civil War.

Over the years, many different versions of the song have been performed and/or recorded with many different versions of the lyrics (and many without lyrics). Cotton-eyed Joe, on occasion referred to as "the South Texas National Anthem", was played for minstrel-type jigs, and has long been popular as a square dance hoedown and a couple dance polka. During the first half of the twentieth century the song was a widely known folk song all over English-speaking North America. One Discography lists 134 recorded versions released since 1950. In more recent decades, the song has waned in popularity in most regions except some parts of the American South where it is still a popular folk song."

For the full article click here

Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex