Mudcat Café message #4007963 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94034   Message #4007963
Posted By: GUEST,KGreene
08-Sep-19 - 10:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
Version from my childhood (California, late 70s-early 80s):

Way down yonder in the Yankety Yank
Where the bullfrog jumped from bank to bank
Just because there’s nothin’ better for to do, what to do, what to do, what to do

He stubbed his toe and he fell in the water
You could hear him holler for a mile and a quarter
Just because there’s nothin’ better for to do, what to do, what to do, what to do

Note: “there’s” meaning “there was”