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fum fum a needle and a kimo...

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PUDDY AND MOUSE 3
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THE FROG'S WEDDING
THE PUDDY AND THE MOUSE
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Beccy 26 Feb 03 - 02:24 PM
Nigel Parsons 26 Feb 03 - 02:53 PM
Metchosin 26 Feb 03 - 03:06 PM
Metchosin 26 Feb 03 - 03:14 PM
Joe Offer 26 Feb 03 - 03:32 PM
Beccy 26 Feb 03 - 04:09 PM
GUEST,Q 27 Feb 03 - 12:52 AM
Joe Offer 27 Feb 03 - 01:58 AM
Malcolm Douglas 27 Feb 03 - 10:49 AM
Night Owl 27 Feb 03 - 07:01 PM
Jon Bartlett 28 Feb 03 - 03:02 AM
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Subject: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: Beccy
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 02:24 PM

Does anyone have lyrics/chords for this? We have most of the words of the version my Gramps sang, but don't remember the rest and he has Alzheimer's. Lyric and chord recollection is, needless to say, not his strong point right now. He was, however, humming this the other day and we want to sing it for him.
Thanks,
Beccy
Oh. Here's what we have...

I know a gal who's 10 feet tall.
Fum fum a needle and a kimo.
She sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall.
Fum fum a needle and a kimo.
Kimario do so pedero (okay, this is nonsense, but it's how Gramps did it.)
Kimario fimo
Ricka tick a stabba nicka rolla bobbilinktum
Fum fum a needle and a kimo.


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Subject: RE: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 02:53 PM

The two sensible lines (1 & 3) are from Lonnie Donegan's "Cumberland Gap"
Also:-
"Two old ladies sitting in the sand
Each one wishing that the other was a man"
Nigel


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Subject: RE: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: Metchosin
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 03:06 PM

Song's in the Digitrad under Kemo Kimo but the midi doesn't work when you click on it. Maybe someone can fix the link.

Twas one my grandfather sung to me too.
I sent Jeff a message about the bad MIDI. Thanks, Metchosin.
-Joe Offer-
Later....the online version of the Digital Tradition doesn't have a tune, either. Guess we need somebody to submit one.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: Metchosin
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 03:14 PM

My Gramp's chorus was:

Kemo Kimo dar awa
Mahi Maho
Rump sump sack a nickles
Poopdag nipcat
Polly won't you kimeo
I love you

Wonderful variations......


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Subject: RE: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 03:32 PM

Hmmm. I did a Mudcat search for "sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall" (click here to search) and came up with a number of results. I wonder if my search link will work. This Google Search (click) also has interesting results.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: Beccy
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 04:09 PM

Thank ye all. Keep it a-coming! Chords anyone?


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Subject: RE: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 12:52 AM

Lots of good stuff in the Forum (threads shown along with the DT song if kemo kimo put in the lyrics and knowledge search. Thread numbers in my notes are 6853, 1681, 46177 and 52342.

Metchosin's chorus reminded me of one in American Memory:
Keemo, Kimo, dar a war,
Me hi, me ho, rumsit pum a diddle,
Sot bug poddy woddy link cum nip cut,
Sing song Kitty. can't you Kimeo.

Also look at those under Beaver Creek (6853)


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Subject: RE: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 01:58 AM

As I said above, I guess we don't have a tune for Kemo Kimo in the Digital Tradition. If somebody wants to send me one, I'll add it to Mudcat MIDIs.
-Joe Offer (click to e-mail)-


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Subject: RE: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 10:49 AM

No source is given for the DT entry, but it's almost identical to the sheet music mentioned by Q, which would be the best source for a tune for that particular example.

Keemo Kimo


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Subject: RE: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: Night Owl
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 07:01 PM

Hoping someone can post a tune.....looks like a FUN song. Some of the lyrics here are verbatim "Salty Dog" lyrics......(Beccy and Nigel's posts.)


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Subject: RE: fum fum a needle and a kimo...
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 28 Feb 03 - 03:02 AM

All I'm seeing in the list at the head of the thread is Froggy-type lyrics. My "kemo kimo" has tailor-and-the-crow story, with the main chorus

Kimaneero, kitty come keero
Kimaneero, kimo
Ba ba ba ba billy illy inkum
Inkum kitty come kimo.

Is this anomalous or just obvious?

Jon Bartlett


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