Thursday, January 19, 2006

Iko Iko

The only flaw in this great song is that the author claimed not to know what it meant. I miss Professor Longhair. His version was a little different than this.

My grandma and your grandma
Were sittin' by the fire.
My grandma told your grandma:
"I'm gonna set your flag on fire."

Chorus:
Talkin' 'bout: Hey now! Hey now!
Iko, Iko, unday
Jockamo feeno ai nané.
Jockamo fee nané.

Look at my king all dressed in red.
Iko, Iko, unday.
I betcha five dollars he'll kill you dead.
Jockamo fee nané

[Chorus]

My flag boy and your flag boy
Were sittin' by the fire.
My flag boy told your flag boy:
"I'm gonna set your flag on fire."

[Chorus]

See that guy all dressed in green ?
Iko, Iko, unday.
He's not a man,
He's a lovin' machine.
Jockamo fee nané

[Chorus]

 —James Crawford

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