Sama Kama Wacky Brown
DESCRIPTION: "Eddie Koochy Katcha Kama Tosa Neera Tosa Noka Sama Kama Wacky Brown... Fell into the well, fell into the deep dar well." People try to pass the message so that someone can get him out, but it takes so long to say his name that he drowns
AUTHOR: George Goehring and Ed Warren (source: claim by Goerhring in mudcat.org thread "Lyr Add: Wacky Brown")
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (recording, The Brothers Four)
KEYWORDS: wordplay humorous drowning campsong
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, p. 152, "Andy Brown" (notes only)
NOTES [62 words]: Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs calls this "Andy Brown," but I can't find a single version under this title. I've used the name found on the album "The Brothers Four" because that seems most likely to be recognized and is apparently the original.
The plot was also used in a well-known children's book, Tikki Tikki Tembo, probably based on the song since it came later. - RBW
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