Prodigal Daughter (Cotton Eyed Joe)
 
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What's to be done with a prodigal son?
(G) Welcome him home (C) with open (G) arms (D)
(G) Throw a big party, invite (C) your friends (D)
Our (G) boy's (D) come back (C) home (D)

When a (G) girl goes home with the (C) oats he's (D) sown
It's draw (G)your shades(C) and your shutters (G) (D)
She's (G) bringing such shame to the family (C) name (D)
The return (G) of the (D) prodigal (C) daughter
(D) Singing, oh (G) ! (D) Cotton Eyed Joe (C) (D)

(G) Went to see a doctor and I almost (C) died (D)
(G) When I told my mama (C), Lordy, how she (G) cried (D)
(G) Me and my daddy were never (C) too close (D)
But (G) he was (D) there when I (C) needed him (D) most

(G) Look, here comes a (C) prodigal son (D)
(G) Fetch him a tall (C) drink of water (G) (D)
But there's none (G) in the cup because he drank (C) it all up (D)
(G) Left for a (D) prodigal (C) daughter (D) (G)
Singing, oh Cotton Eyed Joe

(G) Had not have been for the Cotton (C) Eyed Joe (D)
(G) I'd have been married a long time ago (C) (D)
Oh, (G) I'd have been married a long time ago (D) (G)

(G) Out in the cornfield I stubbed (C) my toe (D)
I (G) called for the doctor, Cotton (C) Eyed Joe (D)
I (G) called for the doctor, Cotton (D) Eyed Joe (G)

Look, here comes a prodigal son
Fetch him a tall drink of water
But there's none in the cup 'cause he drank it all up
Left for a prodigal daughter
Singing, oh Cotton Eyed Joe

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