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Thread #94034   Message #1894277
Posted By: GUEST,A folklore student
28-Nov-06 - 01:01 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
I had a version of the Hanky pank song that I played in elementary school a while back. Thought you might be interested. It's quite simple and it was a lot of fun.

Down on the farm
going hanky pank
going bula bula hanky pank
going fe fi fo fum
pass it to the next one

It was played like hot potatoe where we sat in a circle and clapped each others hands and when we said "next one," whoever was next either got hit and was out, or was quick enough to remove her hand (I've never noticed a boy to play this back then or now at my daycare) and the smacker would then be out.