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Cyndi Lauper – Iko Iko lyrics

My grand-ma and your grand-ma were
Sit-tin' by the fire. - my grand-ma told
Your grand-ma: "i'm gon-na set your flag on fire."--

Talk-in' 'bout, hey now ! hey now ! i-ko, i-ko, un-day
Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-nй. - jock-a-mo fee na-nй.-

Look at my king all dressed in red.-
I-ko, i-ko, un-day. I bet-cha five dol-lars he'll kill you dead.--
Jock-a-mo fee na-nй

(repeat chorus)

My flag boy and your flag boy were
Sit-tin' by the fire. - my flag boy told
Your flag boy: "i'm gon-na set your flag on fire."

(repeat chorus)

See that guy all dressed in green ? -
I-ko, i-ko, un-day. he's not a man;
He's a lov-in' ma-chine.--
Jock-a mo fee na-nй.--

(repeat chorus)

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