Who Sang Cotton Eyed Joe? Nina Simone

Nina Simone The Amazing Nina Simone / Nina Simone at Town Hall cover art

Some other versions of "Cotton Eyed Joe"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bob Wills, James Robert Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan
release date: 1998
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Soul-Jazz/Vocal
length: 2:53
producer: Bob Blake and Jack Gold
piano: Nina Simone
vocal: Nina Simone
bass: Jimmy Bond
drums (drum set): Albert “Tootie” Heath
If it hadn't been for cotton-eye Joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

If it hadn't been for cotton-eye Joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

He came to town like a midwinter storm
He rode through the fields so
Handsome and strong
His eyes was his tools and his smile was his gun
But all he had come for was having some fun

If it hadn't been for cotton-eye Joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?

He brought disaster wherever he went
The hearts of the girls was to hell broken sent
They all ran away so nobody would know
And left only men cause of cotton-eye Joe

If it hadn't been for cotton-eye Joe
I'd been married long time ago
Where did you come from? Where did you go?
Where did you come from cotton-eye Joe?



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Blue Prelude
  • 2 Children Go Where I Send You
  • 3 Tomorrow (We Will Meet Once More)
  • 4 Stompin’ at the Savoy
  • 5 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 6 You’ve Been Gone Too Long
  • 7 That’s Him Over There
  • 8 Chilly Winds Don’t Blow
  • 9 Theme From "Middle of the Night"
  • 10 Can’t Get Out of This Mood
  • 11 Willow Weep for Me
  • 12 Solitaire
  • 13 Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair
  • 14 Exactly Like You
  • 15 The Other Woman
  • 16 Under the Lowest
  • 17 I Don’t Want Him (Anymore)
  • 18 Summertime (instrumental)
  • 19 Summertime (vocal)
  • 20 Cotton Eyed Joe
  • 21 Return Home
  • 22 Wild Is the Wind
  • 23 Fine and Mellow

  • Album Information
    label: Collectables
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 090431620625
    script: Latin