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Dr. John – Iko Iko lyrics

Iko iko, iko iko unday
Jockomo feeno ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

My spy boy told your spy boy
Sitting on the Bayou
My spy boy told your spy boy
I'm gonna set your tail on fire

Talking bout hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko, iko iko unday
Jockomo feeno ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

My Marie told your Marie
Sitting on the Bayou
My Marie told your Marie
I'm gonna set your flag on fire

We going down to
Iko iko unday
We gonna catch a little?
With jockomo feena nay, now

Talking bout hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko, iko iko unday
Jockomo feeno ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

All right

See Marie down the railroad track
Iko iko unday
Said put it here in the chicken sack
With jockomo feena nay

My little boy told your little boy
Get your head on my-o
My little girl told your little boy
We gonna get your chicken wire

Talking bout hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko, iko iko unday
Jockomo feeno ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

We going down to Bedford town
Iko iko unday
We gonna dance
Bout to mess around
Jockomo feena nay

Watch all what you tell them to
Iko iko unday
Cause we ain't do what you tell us to
Now you can jockomo feena nay

Talking bout hey now (hey now)
Hey now (hey now)
Iko iko, iko iko unday
Jockomo feeno ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay

Jockomo feena nay
What I say, unday
Jockomo feena nay
What I say, unday...

Iko iko unday
Jockomo feena nay
Iko iko unday
Jockomo feena nay...



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    This is about mardi gras "indians," new orleans black residents who previously had not been allowed in mardi gras parades in the early 1900s through 1950s or so. So the black citizens of new orleans disguised themselves as indians in elaborate costumes, developed their own territory competitions and wars between the "tribes," their own lingo (jockomo feena nay) and brought all this to every mardi gras parade. No one shut them out after that. Iko is about the competitions between the "tribes. " the lingo is strictly new orleanian and is the language of their competition.
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