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its a fucking nina simone song. and its actually quite good.
i wonder of she was pleased about the "rednecks" doing it?
in the years between "beauty queen" and "governor"
I've got a recording of it by a string band from about 1930 or something.
i love finding out these things
Wiki tells me that the precise origins of this song are unclear, although it predates the American Civil War.
Also in the Roud index of folksongs it is number 942.
but I can't settle on a single one of them.
was originally a Leonard Cohen song.
that was to the tune of SOS by abba?
best song ever http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PgnAVFIcMS8&feature=related