Based on the traditional American folk song " Cotton-Eyed Joe ", it combines the group's style with traditional American instruments such as banjos  and fiddles. The Rednex version of the song using "Eye" instead of "Eyed" , along with a dance-mix version, was very successful in Europe, where it remained at number one in Norway for 15 weeks, Switzerland for 13 weeks, Germany for 10 weeks, Sweden for 8 weeks, Austria for 7 weeks, and for 3 weeks on the UK Singles Chart. In Ireland , it peaked at number 2 in January In Australia it peaked at number 8 in April
When the time came to pick a theme song for their feature debut, the much-discussed Swiss Army Man , starring Daniel Radcliffe, filmmakers Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan had a novel idea. The bizarre, fiddle-fueled novelty was actually a reworking of an old American folk song, and thanks to its undeniable catchiness, it do-si-doed all the way to No. With respect to the song itself often titled "Cotton-Eyed Joe" , "Where did you come from? As Scarborough writes, she learned parts of the tune from "an old man in Louisiana," who picked it up from slaves on a plantation. Three years earlier, in , the noted black cultural historian and longtime Fisk University chemistry professor Thomas W.
The film Urban Cowboy sparked a renewed interest in the dance. In 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 — American Civil War. Scarborough's account of the song came from her sister, Mrs. George Scarborough, who learned the song from "the Negroes on a plantation in Texas, and other parts from a man in Louisiana". The man in Louisiana knew the song from his earliest childhood and heard slaves singing it on plantations. Ef it hadn't ben fur Cotton-eyed Joe, I'd er been married long ergo.
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