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Thread #46177   Message #687525
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
10-Apr-02 - 09:20 PM
Thread Name: lyr req: Kemo Kimo?
Subject: RE: Kemo Kimo?
Here is a version from Alabama, coll. 1915:

Milk in the dairy, getting mighty old,
Skippers and the mice working mighty bold,
Sing song Kitty can't yer kinny meo
Keymo ki mo doro hi me hi me ho.
In come Sally singing, sometimes
Penny with a wink turnings cat
Sing song Kitty can't yer ki meo
Key mo ki mo doro hi, me hi me ho.

"Slavery-time song." From N. L. White, 1928, American Negro Folk Songs, p. 176