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Iko Iko Lyrics

My grandma and your grandma
Sitting by the fire
My grandma says to your grandma
"I'm gonna set your flag on fire"

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now
Hey now
Iko iko an nay
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

Look at my king all dressed in red
Iko iko an nay
I bet you five dollars he'll kill you dead
Jockomo feena nay

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko an nay (whoah-oh)
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

My flag boy and your flag boy
Sitting by the fire
My flag boy says to your flag boy
"I'm gonna set your flag on fire"

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko an nay (whoah-oh)
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

(hey now)
(hey now)
(hey now)
(hey now)
Jockomo feena nay
Iko!

See that guy all dressed in green
Iko iko an nay
He's not a man, he's a loving machine
Jockomo feena nay

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko an nay (whoah-oh)
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko an nay (whoah-oh)
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko an nay (whoah-oh)
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

Talkin' 'bout
Hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko an nay (whoah-oh)
Jockomo feena ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

Jockomo feena nay

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Meaning to "Iko Iko" (4 meanings)
Gabrielle 02/15/14,12:28
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'No magic involved in this 1953 song. Actually, according to Wikipedia, it is about a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade collision between two Native American tribes.

I first heard it in "Rain Man" and always associate it with Tom Cruise yelling into his phone!! :D
Jeff 01/23/14,22:37
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Definitely NOLA song. Look at the history and tradition of the Mardi Gras Indian tribes. References to Flag Boys, colored dress (costumes of the big Chief and tribal leaders). It's clear that this is a song referencing the rich but little-known history of the Mardi Gras Indians.
Belleex 01/01/14,05:48
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It was originally written by Sugar Boy Crawford in the early 50s, and yes, it did originate from New Orleans and was originally titled "Jockamo". But this is one of the most popular versions of it, re-titled "Iko Iko".
Ariel 06/01/12,22:06
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ACtually this is an old southern song I think , I heard it in the movie the skelton Key And its deep south bayou music. I think it has some mystical roots from like majic and stuff, i think itsfolk so
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