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Thread #94034   Message #1816457
Posted By: Azizi
22-Aug-06 - 05:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
Subject: RE: Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky
Thanks An

Well so far we have wxample of this rhyme where the frogs sing {or say}

"E I O U"

or "eep opp orp opp"

or "eipps ippes opps oops chillie willy ding dong"

or "e-i-o-u Um sacka dilly wacka...ker-plop"

"eeps, ops, sodapops"

-snip-

And notice the folk process at work with these two versions:
"Where the eeps, ops, sodapops
Hey Mr. Lilypad and went kerplops" compared to

"with a
hip
hop
flip
floop
Missed that banky and went
ker-plop!"