Cotton Eyed Joe

Lester McCumbers

Key of G or A. Two parts.

  • Old Fiddlers at Slippery Hill: Tommy Jarrell [mp3], George Mert Reves [mp3], Fiddlin' John Carson [mp3], Marcus Martin [mp3] Carter Brothers [mp3], Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers [mp3], Wilson Douglas [mp3].
  • Bill Monroe [utoob no video]
  • Carter Brothers [utoob no video]
  • Really good old time band live [utoob]
  • Very clean old time banjo + fiddle [utoob] by Tim Gardner + David Holt.
  • Very clean fretless banjo + fiddle [utoob] by Ole Rossel (fiddle) & Tobias Enevoldsen.
  • Solo banjo clawhammer is pretty good [utoob].
  • Empty Bottle String Band [utoob] on stage.


I'd a been married a long time agoHad it not been for the Cotton Eyed Joe.

Not to be confused with...

Old Joe, Old Joe Clark, Hog Eyed Man, Sleepy Eyed Joe, Black Eyed Susie.

There is a similar bu different tune, Old Time Cotton Eyed Joe, key of D, by Norman Edmonds [mp3 at Slippery Hill].