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K-K-K-KATY 98 Years Old

It was on this day in 1918 that a Chatham man published a song that went on to become one of the most popular songs of the First World War era.

K-K-K-Katy was written by Geoffrey O’Hara, and was subtitled “The Stammering Song.”┬áIt went on to sell more than a million copies in sheet music.

O’Hara wrote the song while on a visit to Kingston.

The song was also a big hit when recorded by American tenor Billy Murray.

You can listen to it here: