K-K-K-Katy

'K-K-K-Katy'. Comic song, with words and music by Geoffrey O'Hara. It was written in Kingston, Ont, and became one of the most popular songs of the World War I era, especially among the troops.

'K-K-K-Katy'. Comic song, with words and music by Geoffrey O'Hara. It was written in Kingston, Ont, and became one of the most popular songs of the World War I era, especially among the troops. Published 16 Mar 1918 by Leo Feist with the subtitle 'The Stammering Song,' it sold over a million copies in sheet music form and was recorded with great success that same year for Victor (18455) by the US tenor Billy Murray. Ten other vocal and instrumental recordings of 'K-K-K-Katy' from the 1920s are listed in Roll Back the Years. In 1940 the song was revived by Jack Oakie in the movie Tin Pan Alley.