I really like Zap Mama's version of Iko Iko (as featured in the intro of Mission: Impossible 2). It's always listed as a cover of Iko Iko/Jock-A-Mo. Google even shows the lyrics of the well known version of Iko Iko for this song.
My questions are:
- Does anyone know the history of Zap Mama's version of this song? Did they create it for M:I2, or did they create it first and was it subsequently selected for the movie? What was the inspiration for the different lyrics?
- In what language are the parts of the lyrics that aren't English? It sounds Spanish to me, but I might be wrong. What do they mean?