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Thread #46177   Message #684460
Posted By: Irish sergeant
06-Apr-02 - 09:24 AM
Thread Name: lyr req: Kemo Kimo?
Subject: RE: Kemo Kimo?
LT and Uncle Jaque; I have the lyrics. I added that song in the Civil War song book I compiled for my Unit (12th United States Infantry, Company A) If you're interested in the song book even to critique it, let me know. Frog in the well was a march popular from the mid to late 18th century. The lyrics are of Slave origin I believe they may possibly be of the Gullah dialect but I'm on shaky ground here so I stress that is only my opinion. How it ended up being sung by a West Briton is anyone guess but given the close contact over the years between America and Great Britain, not impossible. It does however seem an unlikely choice. It's a great marching song though and on occassion our unit uses it to that purpose. Kindest regards, Neil