Hello everyone,
Some songs haunt you but you still can’t stop listening. This is one of them. It’s called “Cotton-eyed Joe,” and the talented Ms. Nina Simone sings it with such mournful soul that it makes you want to smile and weep at the same time.

There are several versions of lyrics to this song. Here are Ms. Simone’s:

Where do you come from
And where do you go?
Where do you come from,
My Cotton-Eyed Joe?

Well, I come for to see you,
And I come for to sing.
And I come for to show you
My diamond ring.

Where do you come from?
And where do you go?
Where do you come from?
My Cotton-Eyed Joe.

If it hadn’t been for
If it hadn’t have been for
Ol’ Cotton-Eyed Joe…
Well, I’d have been married
A long time ago.

To learn more about Nina Simone’s life, see my post entitled The Fabulous Nina Simone.

Best wishes and happy listening,
Rita Lorraine

The above video originally posted at https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv9717Y TmsQ


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