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Thread #88125   Message #2444017
Posted By: PoppaGator
18-Sep-08 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: Iko Iko
Subject: RE: Iko Iko
Nice informative post from Neil.

I might add that a few folks here in N.O. managed to make a nervous joke or two last week referring to Hurricane Ike as Hurricane "Iko." Local columnist Angus Lind suggested that we sing the song, chanting "Ike, Go!" (as in, "go somewhere else," which it did.) Not that we ever wished bad luck upon our neighbors in Texas, but we've had enough of that misery for a whole lifetime.

I'm sure that the street-names refererenced in the song are "Dorgenois right near Dumaine," since, as Neil poits out, those two streets do intersect, whereas Dorgenois and Treme are parallel to each other and a good distance apart. Please keep in mind, however, that this is a true "folk song" in that not everyone sings the same lyrics, not by a longshot.