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Thread #104423 Message #2138678
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
01-Sep-07 - 09:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Carrion Crow (2)
Subject: RE: Origins: Carrion Crow (2)
Belden has a version, obtained in 1906 from a correspondent, Christian Co., Missouri. An old man rather than a tailor.
Tim-a-linny-danny, finny-dandy, kimo
Kimonaro nelton karo kimo
A-hum-a jum a-fum-a-ju, a fike-ta-ma ling-dum
"The Carrion Crow," pp. 270-271, "Ballads and Songs Collected by the Missouri Folk-Lore Society," H. M. Belden.
A version called the "Kangaroo" comes from Nova Scotia, collected by Creighton, reproduced inAlan Lomax, "Folk Songs of North America," no. 72, with score.
Kiddy kum keero,
These involved choruses seem to be North American. Possibly influenced by the minstrel song Kemo Kimo."