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Thread #53292   Message #268448
Posted By: Irish sergeant
31-Jul-00 - 09:19 AM
Thread Name: Kemo Kimo info
Subject: Lyr Add: KEMO KIMO
Sorcha: I had never heard those lyrics The ones I have are Kemo Kimo:

In South Carolina the Darkies go, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!
That's where the white folks plant the to, Sing song Kitty, can't you ki' me oh!
Cover the ground all over with smoke, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!

Chorus;
Kemo, Kimo, there oh Where"
With my hi, my ho and in come Sally singing;
Sometimes, pennywinkle, lingtum, nipcat,
Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!

Sometimes things just go all wrong, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!
Cotton grows short instead of long, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!
What ya gonna do when the rain don't fall? Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!
Crops grow short instead of tall, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!

There's milk in the dairy nine days old, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!
Frogs and the 'skeeters getting mighty bold, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!
They try to sleep but it ain't no use, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!
They hop all around in the Chicken roost, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!

There was a frog who lived in a pool, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!
Sure he was the biggest fool, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!
For he could dance and he could sing, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!
And make the woods around him ring, Sing song Kitty can't you ki' me oh!

It's a very popular song in my reenacting circles. It works both as a campfire song and as a marching song. The tune comes from the 18th century marching tune "The Frog in the Well." Kindest regards, Neil

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