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Akin Drum

This is one of my favorite songs because it is funny and different every time you sing it. I first heard it from a banjo player in Pipestem, West Virginia at the South Appalachian Folklife Festival. He taught it to me as a “play party” song - which means a song used to entertain the kids while grown-ups got some time to themselves!

In other versions that I have heard, a second chorus is added : “He played upon his ladle, ladle, ladle, played upon his ladle and his name was Akin Drum....”

 

There was a man comes from the moon, from the moon, from the moon
There was a man comes from the moon, and his name was Akin Drum

His head was made of pizza, pizza, pizza
His head was made of pizza, and his name was Akin Drum

His neck were made of string beans, string beans, string beans
His neck were made of string beans, and his name was Akin Drum

His belly was made of jello, jello, jello
His belly was made of jello, and his name was Akin Drum

His legs was made of french fries, french fries, french fries
His legs was made of french fries, and his name was Akin Drum

His feet were made of broccoli, broccoli, broccoli
His feet were made of broccoli, and his name was Akin Drum

Oh what a crazy creature, creature, creature
Oh what a crazy creature, that dear old Akin Drum

 

The “Akin Drum Kids” are Ashley Fitzer, Joshua Fitzer, Lyndsay Fitzer, Rebecca Fitzer, Sara Heinze, Amy Riley, Ashley Makkonen and Lyle Swanger. Thanks, guys!

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