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Thread #53292   Message #1570511
Posted By: Barbara
25-Sep-05 - 06:28 PM
Thread Name: Kemo Kimo info
Subject: RE: Kemo Kimo info
A friend from the SF club sings this chorus, to a version, I think, of the Carrion crow with an in come kitty come ky-mee-o
Hey falaro, gilt in a garrow
hey falaro, gilt in a gay,
Up jump John a ringin' on his bell
With an in come kitty come ky-mo-ray.

tune the same as
Kymaneero kitty come keero,
Kymaneero kymo (okay, a little different on this line)
Ba ba ba ba billy-ily income
In come kitty come kymeeo

And these are the same tune as a song on Gordon Bok's February tapes called, I believe, Barabajagal (no, NOT the Donovan song)
whose chorus, phonetically goes something like this:
(sorry don't have first two lines right now, will go listen)
(it's amazingly difficult to keep different nonsense syllables for the same tune in my head)
Ah bu nom, babba gabbo drom
Delly ding dong billy come por ami.

Anyone know anything more about this tune? Language? Derivation?
I know it somehow goes in this "Kitty Kymeeo" group.