Billy Murray was a singer who ruled the airwaves … in the 1910s. A vaudeville performer with impeccably parted hair, Murray had one of the biggest hits of his career in 1918 with “K-K-K-Katy,” a ditty about a soldier named Jimmy who couldn’t help but stutter in the presence of his beloved Katy. Feel free to sing along to the chorus:
“K-K-K-Katy, beautiful Katy,
You’re the only g-g-g-girl that I adore;
When the m-m-m-moon shines,
Over the c-c-c-cowshed,
I’ll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.”
Full disclosure: I actually had never heard this song until the awesome Kate DeFeo mentioned it to me in her Kate of the Week interview. So thanks, Kate! It makes me want to break out the phonograph.