Steven Tyler's Nat King Cole gibberish: 'Ke-Mo Ki-Mo (The Magic Song)'

steven-tyler-nat-king-cole.jpgDuring Wednesday night's (April 13) "American Idol," Casey Abrams performed Nat King Cole's version of "Nature Boy" from the 1948 movie "The Boy With Green Hair."

Once he was done, judge Steven Tyler gave a very strange (even for Steven) praise of Casey, saying that Nat King Cole was the guy who sang, "Ke-mo, ki-mo spare-o-spare, Ma-hi, ma-ho, ma-rump-sticka-pumpernickle, soup-bang, nip-cat, polly-mitcha-cameo."

So what was that crazy nonsense?

Well, it was actually a surprising bit of music trivia coming from Steven Tyler. It's a song called "Ke-Mo Ki-Mo (The Magic Song)," which is featured on "King Cole for Kids," a 1951 LP that had other classics like "Old McDonald Had a Farm" and "Three Blind Mice."

The lyrics and audio are below. Props to Steven Tyler for knowing that song, honestly. And there's your answer, wondering "Idol" viewers.

Ke-mo, ki-mo spare-o-spare
Ma-hi, ma-ho, ma-rump-sticka-pumpernickle
Soup-bang, nip-cat, polly-mitcha-cameo
I love you.
Ke-mo, ki-mo spare-o-spare
Ma-hi, ma-ho, ma-rump-sticka-pumpernickle
Soup-bang, nip-cat, polly-mitcha-cameo
I love you.

Once a great magician taught me what to say,
So now I'll use these magic words
To steal your heart away.

Ke-mo, ki-mo spare-o-spare
Ma-hi, ma-ho, ma-rump-sticka-pumpernickle
Soup-bang, nip-cat, polly-mitcha-cameo
I love you.




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