A Tale of Katie and a Llama Sweater

When I went to La Serena a few weeks ago, I under-packed for probably the first time in my life. My reasoning was, hey! Serena is in the North, it’s on the beach, it will be WARM. Umm, not so much. During the day it was nice, but at night it got cold. So after one night spent shivering, I decided enough was enough. I bought a llama sweater.

Happy and warm in my new llama sweater. Photo credit: LB.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks later, I got together with Katie and wore my llama sweater. I didn’t realize at the time, but apparently she was pretty jealous of my new purchase. She even tweeted about it.

Then yesterday I was putting away some laundry and saw my llama sweater. I remembered Katie’s tweet. I started thinking about Katie, what she was up to, if she was still cold and coveting my llama sweater, and I started to sing. Yes, sing. Because if you say any particular word or phrase I probably have a song for it. The song wasn’t about a llama sweater, though. It was about Katie. And it went something like this.

K-K-K Katie beautiful Katie

You’re the only one I adore

When the m-m-moon shines

O’er the c-c-cow Shed

I’ll be waiting

By the k-k-kitchen door

Or at least that’s how I remembered the lyrics. My dad used to sing songs to us kids when we were little, and this was one of them. He used to change the lyrics to A-A-A-Abby or Ch-Ch-Ch- Chelsea.  I actually thought he might have made up the lyrics, just like I thought he made up the lyrics to a song that goes like this.

Jeremiah was a bullfrog

He was a good friend of mine

I never understood a single word he said

But I helped him drink his wine

And boy it was a mighty fine wine

Singing Joy to the World

All the boys and girls

Joy to the fishies in the deep blue sea

Joy to you and me.

However, some of you will probably recognize that song. It’s by Three Dog Night.

But I digress. Last night I called my mom to ask her about the K-K-K-Katie song. She could kind of remember the lyrics. My dad was traveling on business until today, but tonight he sent me this link. Apparently K-K-K-Katy is a real song written in 1918. You can listen to it and see the lyrics at the link.  The funny thing is that my Dad doesn’t really remember singing this song, or where he would have learned it. But apparently, it was buried somewhere deep in my subconscious, and all it took was Katie and my llama sweater to bring it out.


5 thoughts on “A Tale of Katie and a Llama Sweater

  1. I had a great-aunt who used to burst out into song when I was little. The thing is, it would be songs about nothing … i.e. “I need to go to the bathroom” would turn into a song that had no rhyme or reason. She would just take what I told her and suddenly turn into High School Musical. What is it about little kids that make adults just become musical geniuses?? 🙂

    • I had that Katy song stuck in my head for two whole days! That and the Jeremiah song. I think any song stuck in your head can be annoying 😉

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