K-K-K Kadie

I thought my grandmother was so clever that she actually made up the lyrics to the song, K-K-K Katy. She use to sing this to me all the time growing up, and my favorite part was, “You’re the only ga,ga,gal that I adore”. While my Uncle was visiting he would also join in on the singing, and this might have started my earliest signs of blushing. I had a love/hate relationship with being the center of attention and clearly this song was all about me. The song originated in the World War 1-era and was written by Geoffrey O’Hara in 1917. The song tells a story of a young solider who stuttered when he tried to speak to girls. Jimmy, finally managed to talk to Katy, the “maid with hair of gold”. I don’t know what made me think of this song, but I can remember so vividly Granny’s voice as I came around the K-k-k-itchen door!

Oh, Ka, Ka, Katie
Come kiss me Katie

Your the only ga, ga, gal that I adore

And when the mo moon shines

Over the Co Cow Shed

I’ll be waiting at the Ka Ka Kitchen Door

Oh, Ka, Ka, Katie

Come kiss me Katie

Your the only ga, ga, gal that I adore

And when the mo moon shines

Over the Co Cow Shed

I’ll be waiting at the Ka Ka Kitchen Door

I have this record and I believe this below is the lyrics

K-K-K-Katy,
beautiful Katy,
You’re the only g-g-g-girl that I adore
When the m-m-m-moon shines,
Over the cow shed,
I’ll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.

Jimmy was a soldier brave and bold,
Katy was a maid with hair of gold
Like an act of fate, Kate was standing at the gate
Watching all the boys on dress parade

Jimmy with the girls was just a gawk
Stuttered ev’ry time he tried to talk
Still that night at eight
He was there at Katy’s gate
Stuttering to her this love sick cry

K-K-K-Katy,
beautiful Katy,
You’re the only g-g-g-girl that I adore
When the m-m-m-moon shines,
Over the cow shed,
I’ll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.

K-K-K-Katy,
beautiful Katy,
You’re the only g-g-g-girl that I adore
When the m-m-m-moon shines,
Over the cow shed,
I’ll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.

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