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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
Dilly-lally-lingdum, kimo.

"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,
Ba-ba-ba-ba billy-illy-inkum,

These involved choruses seem to be North American. Possibly influenced by the minstrel song Kemo Kimo."