My grandma and your grandma were sittin' by the fire

My grandma told your grandma:

"I'm gonna set your flag on fire"


Talkin' 'bout, Hey now! Hey now! I-KO I-KO un-day

Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-ne

Jock-a-mo fee-na-ne


Look at my king all dressed in red , I-KO I-KO un-day

I betcha five dollars he'll kill you dead

Jock-a-mo fee-na-ne



My flag boy and your flag boy were sittin' by the fire

My flagboy told your flagboy:

"I'm gonna set your flag on fire"



See that guy all dressed in green? I-KO I-KO un-day

He's not a man, he's a lovin' machine

Jock-a-mo fee-na-ne




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