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03/30/12 - NNHS Newsletter
Cotton-Eyed Joe

“Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.”

 -
Dave Barry

(b. 03 July 1947)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   How 'bout some old time bluegrass??

BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFG9eVbkq70 - Cotton Eyed Joe - Skillet Lickers, 1920's

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXbAlGPtVGY - Cotton Eyed Joe - Adolf Hofner and His San Antonians, 1941

BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhCDPu54dsQ - Cotton Eyed Joe - Bob Wills, 1941

BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qUk94eSu2c - Cotton Eyed Joe - Rednex, 1995 - lyrics

BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHQZBXJxCbA -  Cotton Eyed Joe - Rednex, 1995 - Bugs Bunny version - hysterical!

BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUm59nD8dSo - Cotton Eyed Joe - Vanessa Mae, 2006? - "This is what music is all about: a classically trained, violin virtuoso from Singapore, playing a techno, club tune from a Swedish band that is based off an American south country diddy, all the while looking hot and having fun. Doesn't get any better than that."

BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A62VdaFAhw - Cotton Eyed Joe - Asleep at the Wheel - Live at The Broken Spoke in Austin, TX, December 21, 2007


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton-Eyed_Joe:

"Cotton-Eyed Joe" is a popular American folk song known at various times throughout the United States and Canada, although today it is most commonly associated with the American South. In the Roud index of folksongs it is number 942.

"Cotton Eyed Joe" (also known as "Cotton Eye Joe") has inspired both a partner dance and more than one line dance that is often danced at country dance venues in the US and around the world. The 1980 film Urban Cowboy sparked a renewed interest in the dance. In 1985, The Moody Brothers' version of the song received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Country Instrumental Performance." Irish group The Chieftains received a Grammy nomination for "Best Country Vocal Collaboration" for their version of the song (with a vocal by Ricky Scaggs) on their 1992 album Another Country. And in 1994, a version of the song recorded by the Swedish band Rednex as "Cotton Eye Joe" became popular worldwide.

The origins of this song are unclear, although it pre-dates the 1861–1865 American Civil War.[1] American folklorist Dorothy Scarborough (1878–1935) noted in her 1925 book, On the trail of Negro folk-songs, that several people remember hearing the song before the war and her sister, Mrs. George Scarborough, learned the song from a man who had known the song during his earliest childhood from slaves singing it on plantations in Louisiana.[2] Both the dance and the song had as many variants as the old old folk song that it is.[3] American publishing house Harper and Brothers published a version in 1882, heard by author Louise Clarke Pyrnelle (born 1850) on the Alabama plantation of her father when she was a child,[4] that was later republished in 1910...:[5]

By 1884, the same year Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published, the fiddle based song was referred to as "an old, familiar air."[6] In 1925, another version was recorded by folklorist Dorothy Scarborough and published.[7][8]

Scarborough noted that the song seemed to be well known in the South prior to the Civil War, and parts of it had been sent in by various persons.[8]

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 it has long been popular as a square dance hoedown and a couple dance polka.[9]

A resident of Austin, Texas who learned the dance in Williamson County in the early 1880s described it as nothing but a heel and toe "poker", with fringes added. These fringes added to the heel and toe polka were clog steps which required skill and extroversion on the part of the dancer.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12]

A list of the possible meanings of the term "cotton-eyed" that have been proposed includes: to be drunk on moonshine, or to have been blinded by drinking wood alcohol, turning the eyes milky white; a black person with very light blue eyes; someone whose eyes were milky white from bacterial infections of Trachoma or syphilis, cataracts or glaucoma; and the contrast of dark skin tone around white eyeballs in black people.[13]

Bob Wills and Adolph Hofner and His San Antonians both recorded the song, and Hofner's version (Columbia 37658), issued in 1941,[14] apparently[clarification needed] being the one that did the most to popularize the song...[15]


REUNION NEWS:

From Gary Fitzgerald ('61) of VA - 03/29/12:

Carol,

If you will please repost our Class of 61 reunion information, it's the same agenda as previous, but the new dates are Friday, May 4th, Saturday, May 5th, and Sunday, May 6th.

If you would also pass on that Saturday, May 5th we will be at Mike O'Neal's Restaurant about 12:30 for lunch (Dutch treat), and any and all ex-Typhoons or old friends are invited.

Thanks,

Gary Fitzgerald

   EXCELLENT! Thanks, Gary - I love to hear of Reunions! I have this posted in all the regular places!

(www.mikesplacepub.com/), 11006 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 458, Located in the Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, Newport News, VA 23601 (across from the Cedar Lane entrance to Mariners' Museum), (757) 599-5500


ALERT #1:

      My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA, called me this afternoon to let me know I had no need to worry; apparently I have plenty of time.  It says right on the opening page of our website that:

  THE NNHS NEWSLETTERS:
NEWSLETTERS - 2012
PLEASE BOOKMARK THIS PAGE!
    LAST UPDATED 03/285/12

 

   Well, hey, if Wednesday was only the 285th day of March, I have all kinds of time to get caught up, right?!?

   Thanks, Jean!


ALERT #2:

     From Me ('65) of NC - 03/30/12:

   It's a good thing I have so much extra time, because now I've not only not completed the Newsletters for 02/22, 02/24, 03/24, 03/26/ and 03/28, we're going to spend Saturday and Sunday (the 31st and 1st) at my sister's house (      Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) watching the 182nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints together on TV - because she only lives 4 miles away, and because it's so much more funnerer (English major, ya know! ) to watch it together.

http://www.lds.org/church/events/april-2012-general-conference-dates-announced?lang=eng

   This means you may know of a surety that soon I'll be even that much more behind.....


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to the late  Alex Nicol (February '49) (31 Mar 1932 - 23 Feb 2012) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND       Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND    Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of VA AND    Ivan Anker ('67) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

01 - Harold Smith ('57);

04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND   Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL;

06  Gerald Leonard ('66) of VA AND Aaron (Hank) Smith ('69)!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html 


YESTERDAY IN WWII:
March 29, 1936 - In Germany, Adolf Hitler received 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.

March 29, 1941 - British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeated those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.

March 29, 1942 - The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.

March 29, 1945 - Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.

March 29, 1945 - The German 4th Army was almost destroyed by the Soviet Red Army.


THIS DAY IN WWII:
March 30, 1944 - Allied bombers conducted their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.

March 30, 1944 - Allied bombing raid on Nuremberg. Along the English eastern coast 795 aircraft were dispatched, including 572 Lancasters, 214 Halifaxes and 9 Mosquitos. The bombers met resistance at the coasts of Belgium and the Netherlands from German fighters. In total, 95 bombers were lost, making it the largest Bomber Command loss of World War II.

March 30, 1945 - Soviet Union forces invaded Austria and take Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberated Gdańsk.


YESTERDAY IN 1962:
Thursday, March 29, 1962 - Arturo Frondizi, the president of Argentina, was overthrown in a military coup by Argentina's armed forces, ending an 11 and a half day constitutional crisis.

Thursday, March 29, 1962 - Baseball player and executive Billy Beane was born William Lamar Beane III in Orlando, Florida.

Thursday, March 29, 1962 - Singer Dan Bittman (IRIS) was born in Bucharest, Romania.


THIS DAY IN 1962:

Friday, March 30, 1962 - Senator Mark Begich was born Mark Peter Begich in Anchorage, Alaska.

Friday, March 30, 1962 - Actor Bil Dwyer was born William Michael Dwyer in Evergreen Park, Illinois

Friday, March 30, 1962 - Rapper MC Hammer was born Stanley Kirk Burrell in Oakland, California.  


     From Terry Seay ('67) of TN - 03/28/12 - "Tom Hambridge song release to iTunes...See him at our house concert on April 7th":

Congrats to Tom Hambridge! His song “She’s Leaving” was recorded by Rascal Flatts & will be on their forthcoming CD ‘Changed’, due to be released on April 3rd. Now they have decided to release the song as a single to iTunes. CLICK HERE:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shes-leaving-single/id510203238

to buy the song…and while you’re there, be sure to write a review of it! ‘She’s Leaving’ was written by Tom and Jeffrey Steele.
 

In other news: Come see Tom Hambridge and The Rattlesnakes perform their first-ever House Party!! The show takes place on Saturday night April 7th in Franklin TN. Be sure to check the TOUR DATES section for all the details. Make your reservations NOW!! The phrase "The house is-a-Rockin" couldn't be more true!

http://itsallaboutzmusic.com/home.cfm

   COOL BEANS! Thanks so much, Terry!


  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/29/12 - "Ever See A Bald Eagle Swim?":

This footage was taken at Mallard Lakes subdivision in Baton Rouge.
Someone had shot a Nutria (a beaver like rodent), and it was floating dead in the water.
Wait until you see what this eagle did to bring that Nutria in.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/87xNpOYOlQ4?rel=0

   WOWZERS! That's incredible - and incredibly fascinating, too! Thanks so much, Norris Sweetie!


  From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 03/29/12 - "John and Annie from Ohio":

John and Annie from Ohio, nobody knew about his wife's problem, at least I didn't, till now.


This is a beautiful story.

For over half a century, the world has applauded John Glenn as a heart-stirring American hero. He lifted the nation's spirits when, as one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was blasted alone into orbit around the Earth; the enduring affection for him is so powerful that even now people find themselves misting up at the sight of his face or the sound of his voice.

But for all these years, Glenn has had a hero of his own, someone who he has seen display endless courage of a different kind:

Annie Glenn.

They have been married for 68 years.

He is 90; she turned 92 last month.

February 20 2012 was the 50th anniversary of Glenn's flight into orbit. We are being reminded that, half a century down the line, he remains America's unforgettable hero.

He has never really bought that.

Because the heroism he most cherishes is of a sort that is seldom cheered. It belongs to the person he has known longer than he has known anyone else in the world.

John Glenn and Annie Castor first knew each other when -- literally -- they shared a playpen.

In New Concord, Ohio, his parents and hers were friends. When the families got together, their children played.

John -- the future Marine fighter pilot, the future test-pilot ace, the future astronaut -- was pure gold from the start. He would end up having what it took to rise to the absolute pinnacle of American regard during the space race; imagine what it meant to be the young John Glenn in the small confines of New Concord.

Three-sport varsity athlete, most admired boy in town, Mr. Everything.

Annie Castor was bright, was caring, was talented, was generous of spirit. But she could talk only with the most excruciating of difficulty. It haunted her.

Her stuttering was so severe that it was categorized as an "85%" disability -- 85% of the time, she could not manage to make words come out.

When she tried to recite a poem in elementary school, she was laughed at. She was not able to speak on the telephone. She could not have a regular conversation with a friend.

And John Glenn loved her.

Even as a boy he was wise enough to understand that people who could not see past her stutter were missing out on knowing a rare and wonderful girl.

They married on April 6, 1943. As a military wife, she found that life as she and John moved around the country could be quite hurtful. She has written: "I can remember some very painful experiences -- especially the ridicule."

In department stores, she would wander unfamiliar aisles trying to find the right section, embarrassed to attempt to ask the sales clerks for help. In taxis, she would have to write requests to the driver, because she couldn't speak the destination out loud. In restaurants, she would point to the items on the menu.

A fine musician, Annie, in every community where she and John moved, would play the organ in church as a way to make new friends. She and John had two children; she has written: "Can you imagine living in the modern world and being afraid to use the telephone? 'Hello' used to be so hard for me to say. I worried that my children would be injured and need a doctor. Could I somehow find the words to get the information across on the phone?"

John, as a Marine aviator, flew 59 combat missions in World War II and 90 during the Korean War. Every time he was deployed, he and Annie said goodbye the same way. His last words to her before leaving were:

"I'm just going down to the corner store to get a pack of gum."

And, with just the two of them there, she was able to always reply:

"Don't be long."

On that February day in 1962 when the world held its breath and the Atlas rocket was about to propel him toward space, those were their words, once again. And in 1998, when, at 77, he went back to space aboard the shuttle Discovery, it was an understandably tense time for them. What if something happened to end their life together?

She knew what he would say to her before boarding the shuttle. He did -- and this time he gave her a present to hold onto:

A pack of gum.

She carried it in a pocket next to her heart until he was safely home.

Many times in her life she attempted various treatments to cure her stutter. None worked.

But in 1973, she found a doctor in Virginia who ran an intensive program she and John hoped would help her. She traveled there to enroll and to give it her best effort. The miracle she and John had always waited for at last, as miracles will do, arrived. At age 53, she was able to talk fluidly, and not in brief, anxiety-ridden, agonizing bursts.

John has said that on the first day he heard her speak to him with confidence and clarity, he dropped to his knees to offer a prayer of gratitude.

He has written: "I saw Annie's perseverance and strength through the years and it just made me admire her and love her even more." He has heard roaring ovations in countries around the globe for his own valor, but his awe is reserved for Annie, and what she accomplished: "I don't know if I would have had the courage."

Her voice is so clear and steady now that she regularly gives public talks. If you are lucky enough to know the Glenns, the sight and sound of them bantering and joking with each other and playfully finishing each others' sentences is something that warms you and makes you thankful just to be in the same room.

Last month was the anniversary of the Mercury space shot, and once again people remembered, and spoke of the heroism of Glenn the astronaut.

But if you ever find yourself at an event where the Glenns are appearing, and you want to see someone so brimming with pride and love that you may feel your own tears start to well up, wait until the moment that Annie stands to say a few words to the audience.

And as she begins, take a look at her husband's eyes.

   WOWZERS! Thank you so much, Ruthie! This story was almost too beautiful to be true, so I checked it out - and guess what? It IS true!

http://www.snopes.com/glurge/annieglenn.asp: TRUE!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/28/12 - "Puns":

Puns for Educated Minds

1.The fattest knight at King Arthur's Round Table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
2.I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island. It turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
4.A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.
5.No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
6.A dog gave birth to puppies near the road ..... and was cited for littering.
7.A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
8.Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
9.A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
10.Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
11.Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
12.Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.
13.I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
14.A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'
15.The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
16.The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
17.A backward poet writes inverse.
18.In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.
19.When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
20.If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.
21.A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The flight attendant looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'
22.Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'
23.Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.
24.Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says 'Are you sure?'
The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'
25.Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.
26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.
27. Did you hear about the guy who fell off his name? His name was Cliff.

     Thanks, Shari!


  From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/29/12 - "The Chicken":

http://www.terrisfp1.com/holidays/chick.html

   WILD GIGGLES! Thanks again, Norris Sweetie!


      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 03/28/12 - "Don't know how it works":

WHEN THE GUY STOPS RUNNING, CLICK THE CURSOR ABOUT 1/2 INCH ABOVE HIS HEAD.

http://www.selfcontrolfreak.com/pakken.html

   HUH?!? Okay, that's freaky! Thanks again, Shari!


BONUS RECIPES:
http://www.recipelion.com/Crock-Pot-Recipes/Slowed-Down-Sloppy-Joes/ml/1 - Slowed Down Sloppy Joes - "Take the easy road and plan your dinner with slow cooker recipes for beef. For a full of flavor, easy to make, classic dish make up this Slowed Down Sloppy Joes."

http://www.recipelion.com/Cake-Recipes/Super-Easy-Pudding-Cake/ml/1 - Super Easy Puddin' Cake - "The creator of this Super Easy Puddin' Cake recipe said it's her favorite cake because it is super easy and super versatile. You can't find many more easy cake recipes quite like this. Plus it's super moist and can be made in several flavor combos."


      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 02/29/12 - "Aww pictures......... (#9 in a Series of 43)":

  I can do this!!

   AWWW! Thanks, Wayne Honey! Paul tried sending these to me several days ago, and inexplicably only one of the images arrived!

 
 


FINALLY:

From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/29/12:


A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted,” Excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The woman below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.

"I am," replied the woman. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of you, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help so far."

The woman below responded, "You must be in management."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault!"


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Thursday, April 5, 2012 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM - The NNHS Breakfast Bunch will host a Breakfast Bunch Brunch at the Warwick Restaurant, 12306 Warwick Boulevard, (across from CNU) Newport News, Virginia 23606. "Please come join them for a Dutch Treat Brunch featuring a lot of 'War Stories' and maybe a lie or two. Everyone is welcome so bring your wife, husband, boy friend, girl friend, class mate, school friend or whomever you choose." Please RSVP to Bill Roady at duckbill1@verizon.net or call him at 757-595-0716 so they have a head count.

3. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 4, 5, and 6, 2012 - Class of 1961 Reunion (Postponed from last August due to Hurricane Irene); Saturday, May 5, 2012: Mike O'Neal's Restaurant (www.mikesplacepub.com/), 11006 Warwick Boulevard, Unit 458, Located in the Warwick Village Shopping Center, Hilton Village, Newport News, VA 23601 (across from the Cedar Lane entrance to Mariners' Museum), (757) 599-5500, about 12:30 for lunch (Dutch treat) - "Any and all ex-Typhoons or old friends are invited."

5. Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 - Class of 1962 - 50-Year Reunion - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton on the Water. More information after the Holidays. Meetings are second Tuesday of each month. CONTACT: Brenda Amos Williams at typhoonmom@juno.com 


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Cotton-Eyed Joe

Version 1:

"Cotton-eyed Joe, Cotton-eyed Joe,
What did make you sarve me so,
Fur ter take my gal erway fum me,
An' cyar her plum ter Tennessee?
Ef it hadn't ben fur Cotton-eyed Joe,
I'd er been married long ergo.

"His eyes wuz crossed, an' his nose wuz flat,
An' his teef wuz out, but wat uv dat?
Fur he wuz tall, an' he wuz slim,
An' so my gal she follered him.
Ef it hadn't ben fur Cotton-eyed Joe,
I'd er been married long ergo.

"No gal so hansum could be foun',
Not in all dis country roun',
Wid her kinky head, an' her eyes so bright,
Wid her lips so red an' her teef so white.
Ef it hadn't ben fur Cotton-eyed Joe,
I'd been married long ergo.

"An* I loved dat gal wid all my heart,
An' she swo' fum me she'd never part;
But den wid Joe she runned away,
An' lef' me hyear fur ter weep all day.

O Cotton-eyed Joe, O Cotton-eyed Joe,
What did make you sarve me so?
O Joe, ef it hadn't er ben fur you,
I'd er married dat gal fur true." :)

Version 2:

Don't you remember, don't you know,
Don't you remember Cotton-eyed Joe?
Cotton-eyed Joe, Cotton-eyed Joe,
What did make you treat me so?
I'd 'a' been married forty year ago
Ef it had n't a-been for Cotton-eyed Joe!

Cotton-eyed Joe, Cotton-eyed Joe,
He was de nig dat sarved me so, ?
Tuck my gal away fum me,
Carried her off to Tennessee.
I'd 'a' been married forty year ago
If it had n't a-been for Cotton-eyed Joe.

Hi's teeth was out an' his nose was flat,
His eyes was crossed, ? but she didn't mind dat.
Kase he was tall, and berry slim,
An' so my gal she follered him.
I'd 'a' been married forty year ago
Ef it had n't a-been for Cotton-eyed Joe.

She was de prettiest gal to be found
Anywhar in de country round;
Her lips was red an' her eyes was bright,
Her skin was black but her teeth was white.
I'd 'a' been married forty year ago
Ef it had n't a-been for Cotton-eyed Joe.

Dat gal, she sho' had all my love,
An swore fum ne she'd never move,
But Joe
hoodooed her, don't you see,
An' she run off wid him to Tennessee,
I'd 'a' been married forty years ago,
Ef it had n't a-been for Cotton-eyed Joe."

Version 3:

Far away and long ago,
On the trail to the Alamo
Met a gal I used to know,
Ridin' on a Cotton-eyed Joe

[CHORUS]
Cotton-Eyed Joe, Cotton-Eyed Joe,
Gimme that gal, Cotton-Eyed Joe
Cotton-Eyed Joe, Cotton-Eyed Joe,
Gimme that gal, Cotton-Eyed Joe

I said "Miss do you like to woo?"
She said "Sir, with the likes of you"
I said "Gal, you're a honey bee,
How'd you like to marry me."
[to chorus]

Dance I saw in a Texas town,
Boys all swing the gals around
I'll teach you to heel and toe,
Just come off that Cotton-eyed Joe
[to chorus]

Cotton-eyed Joe, you mean out-law,
Worst durn Hoss I ever saw
Hold my fiddle and hold my bow,
I'm 'gonna dance that Cotton-Eyed Joe
[to chorus]


 


"Cotton-Eyed Joe" midi and Version 3 lyrics courtesy of http://www.lsjunction.com/midi/songs.htm - 03/30/12

"Cotton-Eyed Joe" Versions 1 and 2 lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton-Eyed_Joe - 03/30/12

"Cotton-Eyed Joe" Image courtesy of http://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Eyed-Joe/dp/B001J2BHUA - 03/30/12

Animated Cowgirl Linda Singing clip art (designed by Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 09/01/05

Animated Smile Row Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars7.html - 11/13/06

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Animated Bookmark clip art courtesy of http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/books/1/ - 02/22/12

Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05

Animated Hiding Mallard (by AF Artist - Josh Doohen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 05/15/08

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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