Mudcat Café message #1946198 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98271   Message #1946198
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
23-Jan-07 - 10:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Keemo Kimo/Possum in a Simmon Tree
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Keemo Kimo/Possum in a Simmon Tree
Eddy book- no, no possum- (or 'possum or opossum) in "The Opossum.

The song posted by Cherene seems to come from a minstrel version.

Does anyone have the Christy and Wood 1854 minstrel version?
A fragment ("Kemo, Kimo") was put on a song sheet by Doyle (at American Memory).

"Possum up a gum tree" was used in "Zip Coon" in 1834; I think every possible variation got used in some song or another.