"Iko Iko" as written by and Rosa Lee/hawkins 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 CommentNothing on either one of these? WTHay man!!?? "Rain Man"...
    emuInAmuumuuon May 28, 2012   Link
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    General Commentto see some explanation of the meanings of these lyrics please refer to the postings on the original version by the Dixie Cups!
    Scotty
    scottyboydon October 20, 2017   Link
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    General CommentMeans to set aside differences between different nationalties and dance around a fire.

    red king is an argument about how one's king is greater than another but then they set aside the difference and dance.

    the green guy is like a jacob that's want love and blessings.
    GrungyBeatleon January 18, 2018   Link

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