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Thread #10886   Message #77824
Posted By: Jim in Silver Spring
12-May-99 - 10:42 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Katy Cruel History/Info???
Subject: Katy Cruel History/Info???
I came across a song in an old song book called Katy Cruel. It has a chorus that really resonates with me:

Oh that I was where I would be
Then I would be wehre I am not
Here I am where I must be
Where I would go I can not
O diddle little day, Oh the little lio day

So I am trying to learn it (I have already found it in the database with slightly different words).

Does anyone know/sing this song? Should it be sung fast or slow? Where does it originate from? Is there a story behind it?

Except for the name Katy Cruel it is pretty gender neutral. Do guys sing it, or is it more of a women's lament? Thanks

Jim in Silver Spring