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25-Feb-99 - 10:35 PM
Thread Name: Kemo Kimo info
Subject: RE: Background on Kemo Kimo Please
There is a recording by Chubby Parker in 1928 (so later than what Dale mentions). It is in the "Anthology of American Folk Music". Here is what my book on the "Anthology" says:

Sharp has eleven versions of "The Frog Went A-Courtin'" but none with this fantastic mind-boggling chorus. Chubby Parker, a Kentuckian, and a star of the centrally important radio show "WLS National Barn Dance, recorded this fine children's song with the five string banjo for Columbia in 1928

There the title of the song is spelled "King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O"

So you should probably look at Cecil Sharpe's collection of folk songs to see more "original" versions.