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That "Cotton-Eye Joe" Song Is Actually About STDs, And Your Childhood Is Ruined

No, no, no, no, no.

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Remember "Cotton-Eye Joe," your favorite middle school dance song?

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Well, the song is actually about STDs, according to Urban Dictionary.

And the lyrics back up this claim pretty well.

"If it hadn't been for cotton-eye Joe, I'd been married a 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.

Just think about all of those school dances and Kidz Bop albums that featured this song.


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