The History of “Cotton Eye Joe””Cotton Eye Joe” is a popular song from the United States, which has been popular in the United States and Canada several times, though it is more closely related to the South of America.In this song, the man “Cotton Eye Joe” is a hot potato who rides from town to town charming and manipulating all the woman, ruining them for the other guys. “If it hadn’t been for Cotton Eye Joe, I’d been married a long time ago,” the guy says in the first line. “Cotton Eye Joe” has inspired a general dance and more than a dance line that often leaps to dance locations in the United States and around the world.The origin of this song is not clear, though the American Civil War preceded 1861-1865 From the 1884, the same year, Mark Twain’s adventures from Huckleberry Finn were published, the violin-based song was known as “a family and an old air.” North American folklore, Dorothy Scarborough, has the book On The Trail of Black, the popular songs that many people remembered to hear the song before the war, Scarborough’s story about her sister’s sister, Mrs Scarborough, came out with the song “The Blacks on a Texas plantation and others learned this as well. Scarborough noted that the song was known before the Civil War and some people sent song pieces to publishers before the war. American publisher Harper and Brothers published a version published in 1882 by writer Louise Clarke Pyrnelle at her father’s Alabama plantation when she was a child later known in 1910 for her women’s rights supporting. Over the years There were many different versions of the song. Many were made and recorded with many different text versions and many without lyrics. “Cotton Eye Joe”, sometimes called the “American South National Anthem”, was played by some of the minstrels at church and is very popular as a quad dance. A Central Texas citizen who learned a dance in the Williamson district in the early 1880s described it as a toe touch dance that was very very simple”. Then more parts were added to the dance like the heel to hand touch this part of the dance was requiring more skill and extraversion by the dancers. In the first half of the twentieth century the song was a popular folk song throughout English-speaking North America. In 1994, Rednex a band used the song “Cotton Eye Joe” for their album, combining his style with traditional American instruments.The song’s most popular version is by Rednex as it was 25th on the billboard toppers. A list of possible meanings of the term “cotton-eyed” that are proposed include: drinking in the dark or being blinded by the drinking of woody alcohol, turning the eyes milky white thus turning the person blind with the addition of them having white eyeballs. In conclusion the Cotton eye Joe is a jaunty song and the dance starts a very good rhythm and continues it.The history of the song and dance go way back but both have not changed much at all and it stills makes people think of the south when they hear this song or baseball as it is played during the seventh inning stretch.