Sugar Boy and his Cane Cutters - IKO IKO

First performance: 19/03/2000


Coverinfo

2000-03-19 - NEW ORLEANS ARENA, NEW ORLEANS, LA

"Light Of Day" includes "Iko Iko" and "I've Been Everywhere", plus an instrumental snippet of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".

Songinfo

"Iko Iko" is a much-covered New Orleans song that tells of a parade collision between two tribes of Mardi Gras Indians and the traditional confrontation. The song, under the original title "Jock-A-Mo", was written and released as a single in 1953 by Sugar Boy and his Cane Cutters that failed to make the charts. The song first became popular in 1965 by girl group The Dixie Cups, who scored an international hit with "Iko Iko". In 1967 as part of a lawsuit settlement between "Sugar Boy" James Crawford and the Dixie Cups, the trio were given part songwriting credit for the song.
 
 
 

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Lyrics

Iko, iko
Iko iko an de
Jock-a-mo fee no ah na nay
Jock-a-mo fee na ne
My spyboy met your spyboy
Sittin' by the fire
My spyboy told your spyboy:
I'm gonna set your flag on fire
Talkin' 'bout Hey now, hey now
Iko iko an de
Jock-a-mo fee no ah na nay
Jock-a-mo fee na ne
Look at my queen all dressed in red
Iko iko an de
I bet you five dollars she'll kill you dead
Jock-a-mo fee na ne
Talkin' 'bout hey now, hey now
Iko iko an de
Jock-a-mo fee no ah na nay
Jock-a-mo fee na ne
Talkin' 'bout hey now, hey now
Iko iko an de
Jock-a-mo fee no ah na nay
Jock-a-mo fee na ne
Iko, iko
Iko iko an de
I'm having my fun on the Mardi Gras day
Jock-a-mo fee na ne
Talkin' 'bout hey now, hey now
Iko iko an de
Jock-a-mo fee no ah na nay
Jock-a-mo fee na ne
Talkin' 'bout hey now, hey now
Iko iko an de
Jock-a-mo fee no ah na nay
Jock-a-mo fee na ne