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Thread #98271   Message #1946161
Posted By: Richie
23-Jan-07 - 09:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Keemo Kimo/Possum in a Simmon Tree
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Keemo Kimo/Possum in a Simmon Tree
Hi Cherene

This is a version of Keemo Kimo called Sing Song Kitty. I'm including Doc Watson's lyrics from an on-line site for comparison.

Your lyrics seem to be old. There are some pre- Civil war references. I doubt there will be any exact version found like yours.

Is it possible to get all the lyrics?


Sing Song Kitty

Way down yonder and not far off
Sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh
Jaybird died with a whoopin' cough
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh

He mo heimo beetlebug jingo
Mehe my ho pretty petimingo
Ram tom a doodlesnake rang tang a rattlebug
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh

Way down yonder on beaver creek
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh
The gals all grow to be six feet
sing song kitty kitchree cry me oh

Hemo highmo beetlebug jingo
Me he my ho pretty penimingo
Ram tom a doodlesnake rang tang a rattlebug
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh

Now our cow won't give milk in the summer
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh
So we got to take it from her
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh

Hemo highmo beetlebug jingo
Me he my ho pretty penimingo
rib tap a prettypat a blue eyed pussycat
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh

Mama's in the garden sifting sand
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh
Sally's in love with a hog eyed man
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh

Hemo highmo beetlebug jingo
Me he my ho pretty penimingo
rib tap a prettypat a blue eyed pussycat
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh

Cabbage in the garden peas in the sump(?)
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh
Sally won't you come and smooch me some
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh

Hemo highmo beetlebug jingo
Me he my ho pretty penimingo
rib tap a prettypat a blue eyed pussycat
sing song kitty kitchee cry me oh