"Iko Iko" as written by and Barbara Ann Hawkins Rosa Lee Hawkins....
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-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

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-né

Talk-in' 'bout, Hey now ! Hey now ! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

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."

Talk-in' 'bout, Hey now ! Hey now ! I-KO, I-KO, un-day
Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

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-né

Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né


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"Iko Iko" as written by Joan Marie Johnson Barbara Anne Hawkins

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    General CommentI have no idea and probably won't until I know the chorus' meaning.
    scaseon September 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat the hell?
    gyroscopeon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentD'oh! This isn't his song originally! It was made sometime in the 50's by James Crawford, and it was also on the soundtrack for Rainman (then sung by Bell Stars I think). If you want to know what it means, check out: offbeat.com/obfebruary2002/… among the questions, you can find the answer....
    kevlar_soulon June 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentD'oh! This isn't his song originally! It was made sometime in the 50's by James Crawford, and it was also on the soundtrack for Rainman (then sung by Bell Stars I think). If you want to know what it means, check out: offbeat.com/obfebruary2002/… among the questions, you can find the answer....
    kevlar_soulon June 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow. i makes me want to die knowing that he touched this song. esh.

    everyone has done this song. from the greatful dead to warren zevon to friggin aaron carter.

    it was written as a new orleans mardi gras song about the black indians. "iko" is some crazy cajun shit. means "listen up, fuckers!" or something to that effect.

    dead link, by the way. heres the new one. offbeat.com/artman/publish/…
    notthatguysomeoneelseon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentaaron carter needs to die. just so you know.
    Mizerable_Vanillaon June 04, 2003   Link

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