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Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky

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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Sara
Date: 16 Jul 18 - 09:08 PM

I recently got into an argument with my friend about this... hes from NY and Im from MO so that might explain the difference

Havent seen my version of down by the banks ANYWHERE! Very weird

I learned it in Girl Scouts/general elementary school

Down by the banks of the hanky pank
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
Singin fee fo fum
Hee-say mee-say
Ding dang dong (out on dong)

Dr.Pepper came to town,
Coca Cola knocked him down,
7 up caught the flu,
Now were drinking Mountain Dew,
Mountain Dew fell off the mountain,
Now were drinkin from the fountain,
Fountain broke,
Now we have nothing to drink (out on drink)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Natori
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 01:47 AM

Down by the bank to the hanky pank
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
Said eeps ipes opes oops
Chili willy ding dong
Your mama smells like king Kong
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Micheal Jackson makes me gag
Coca Cola burning up
Now were talking 7-up
7-up has no caffiene
Now were talking billy jean
Billy jean is out of sight
Now were talking dy-no-mite


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,person
Date: 04 Feb 18 - 06:03 PM

This is what i've known since 2nd grade
Down by the bays of the hanky panky
Where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank
saying fe fi fo fum mesay mesay ding dang dong
i pledge allegiance to the flag
micheal jackson makes me gag
coka cola fizzes up
now we're talking 7 up
7 up has no caffeine
now we're talking jelly beans (or gasoline)
jelly beans r out of sight
now we're talking dynamite
dynamite blew up the school
now we're talking really cool
cool cool like a pool
fell and drowned like a fool
(then everyone falls backwards)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Aug 17 - 03:12 PM

YES!!! This is how we played it in Kansas City, MO in the early 90's. I had no idea it was a rare way of playing it. Thanks for posting and setting my mind at ease!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,TheGoddess
Date: 10 Dec 16 - 09:07 PM

When i was younger until now i could have sworn the song said
"Down by the banks of the hanky pank
where the boyscouts jumped from bank to bank
saying eat my, eat my pie skittle diddle pumpkie pie"


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Palm beach Florida Justin May childhood
Date: 18 May 16 - 12:26 AM

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
The bull dog jumps from bank to banky
Saying eep ip oop o ya momma ugly and so are you
Ding dong donkey kong give the dog the lucky ball
Ask your teacher what to wear polka-dotted underwear
Not to big not to small just the right size of the Palm beach mall
I woke up Saturday morning and looked up on the wall
I saw a pack of roaches playing basketball
The score was 6 to nothing Chicago in the lead
I got my water gun and shot a 1.2.3.

This was a hand game everyone sit int he circle and put each others on one another with palm facing up and then as the someone sings the song you clap the hand next to you and try not to be the one who hand gets clapped at the end after the song ends at the end one person makes the hand open like a gator mouth and the next person try to be able to put their hand in and out of the other persons hand without the person closing it on them.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 04:25 PM

In NC in the mid-2000's, our version went

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
Where the bull-frog jumps from bank to bank ("sy" was sometimes added")
Say A-E-I-O-U-and-Y
Now that frog has caught the fly!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,ADalton
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 01:45 PM

When I was in elementary school (early 2000s, Los Angeles) we sang it:
Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
Where the eeps, ops, soda pops,
Froggy missed a lilly and he went ker-plop!

I don't remember what game went with it. I do remember it having a tune:
F, F, F, A, A, A, A sharp, A sharp, C, C
C, C, F,F, A,A, A sharp, A sharp, C, C,
C, C, F (octave up from the other ones), C, A, C, F
C,C, C, C, C, D, C, A sharp, A, G, F
I thought I should include the tune because I'm not sure how widespread it is. Some of the versions here don't seem like they would fit it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,amy in Kentucky
Date: 01 May 14 - 04:44 PM

Down by the banks of the hanky panky.
Where the bullfrog jumps from bank to bank. Say As Es Is Os ees I did it.
Bing Bong your daddy smells like King Kong.
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Michael Jackson makes me gag.
Coca-cola burnt him up
Now we're talkin 7 up
7 up has no caffeine
Now we're talking Billy Jean
Billy jean went out of style.
Now we're talking Bobby Brown.
B-o-b-b-y B-r-o-w-n went out of town


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,:o
Date: 07 Mar 14 - 09:55 PM

I learned it:

Down by the bank, hanks hanks,
where the bullfrogs skipped from bank to bank,
singing eeps, ipes, opes, aops,
chilly willy ding dang dong, I pledge alligence to the flag,
Micheal Jackson makes me gag, coca cola 7-up, now we're talking 7-up,
7-up has no caffine, now we're talking billy jean,
billy jean got laid out, that means you STINK!

(whoever's hand was clapped on stink was out)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Soar
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 08:27 PM

Down by the bank with a hanky pank
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
I say, eep op eep op op
Skiddle diddle kernel pop!
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Micheal Jackson makes me gag
Coca Cola has caffeine
Now we're talking jelly beans
Jelly beans are out of sight
Now we're back to
Down by the bank with a hanky pank
Where bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
I say, eep op eep op op
Skiddle..diddle..kernel..POP!
(whoever slapped the other's shoulder first at POP won)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,faith
Date: 17 May 13 - 03:07 PM

I learned this at my school: Down by the banks of the hanky panky where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky say fee fi fo fum slly willy ding dong your momma smells like king kong coca cola fills you up now we're drinking seven up seven up has no caffeine now we're drinking gasoline gasoline is meant for cars now we're staring at the stars.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 01:13 PM

Down by the river near the hanky panky were the bull frogs jump from bank to Banky singing a e i o u Michael Jordan went to town coca cola shot him down Mountain Dew shot him up now where talkng seven up seven up has no caffien now where talking billy jean billy jean is out of sight now where talking dynamite 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 06:33 PM

I learned it completely different
There are no frogs
down by the Riverside hanky panky
(Can't remember a few lines)
East. West south side
your daddy smells like king Kong
Let's play a game of 2004
Ping pong pull


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Southeast, Texas
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 01:51 AM

I am from southeast Texas and I learned this version in elementary school :

Down by the river with the handy panky,
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank,
Singing
oh,
ah,
skiddle,
skaddle,
Big,
fat,
bull,
frog!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,alyssa.
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 09:33 AM

I am from Las vegas, nv and learned this song in Girl Scouts. I had no idea that other people sang much longer versions! our general goal was to slap hands as fast as possible so that we could sing as fast as possible and get someone else out and be the winner! and then it starts aaaaaaaaaaall over again. we sang a very simple version as someone posted above

down by the banks of the hanky panky, where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank, sayin' eeps opps soda pops, johnny broke a bottle and it went ker-PLOP!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 05:29 PM

here in new jersey we do it like this:

Down by the bank of the hanky panky Where the bullfrog jumps from bank to bank saying : Hee pa hee pa pa skittle diddle kernel pop I pledge allegiance to the flag Michael Jackson sings so bad coca Cola messed me up Now I'm drinking seven-up Seven-up has no caffiene now im drinks gasoline gasoline ran out of feul Now I'm drinking Mountain Dew Mountain Dew fell off the mountain Now I'm drinking from the fountain After that the fountain broke Now I'm back to plain old diet COKE

-ME


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 12 - 01:11 AM

In Ireland we really sang this very differently. Over version is double Dutch to be honest.

Down the lane of hanky panky
Through the lane of planky zanky
Zoom zam zoom zam
All the way to ker plunk

How's your father?
Alright. Died in the fish shop last night.
What did he die of?
Raw fish.
Where did he get it?
My dish.
Where did he get it?
My dish.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,LuAnn Kelley
Date: 25 Aug 12 - 09:16 AM

I learned this song on Camp Fombelina in western Pa where I lived. My family were the caretakers.

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky,
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky,
with an(long vowel sounds) e-p, i-p, o-p, oop, e-sopadilly and a (make slurping noise) flop!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Ginger98
Date: 30 May 12 - 12:00 PM

Oops I meant to say pank only twice and I said it three times.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Ginger98
Date: 30 May 12 - 11:57 AM

I'm from beaverton oregon here how we sing it.

Down by the banks of the hanky pank pank pank where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank with an eeps, Ipes , opes, opps, here comes the bull frog with a big KER-PLOPPP!

Repeats until there only one person left and that person is the winner. Every time the song repeats the song gets faster. Whoever hand is clapped on the words KER-PLOP is out.

I learned this six year ago.

Pank pernounced ( P-ay-n-k) (pain-k)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Ginger98
Date: 30 May 12 - 11:57 AM

I'm from beaverton oregon here how we sing it.

Down by the banks of the hanky pank pank pank where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank with an eeps, Ipes , opes, opps, here comes the bull frog with a big KER-PLOPPP!

Repeats until there only one person left and that person is the winner. Every time the song repeats the song gets faster. Whoever hand is clapped on the words KER-PLOP is out.

I learned this six year ago.

Pank pernounced ( P-ay-n-k) (pain-k)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Bank
From: GUEST,AwSoMnEsS
Date: 23 May 12 - 03:09 PM

Down by the bank and the hanky pank
where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank
saying ees ies oes ues
easts side west side ping pong
your daddy smells like king kong
apples peaches pears plumes
tell me when your birthday comes
(The person you land on says their birthday, say I say my birthday is december 17, then u say)
january february march april.......
(until u get to december or whatever their B-day month is, then u say )
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ..........................
( until u get to 17 or whatever their Birthday day is, and whoever it lands on is out............... but their's a trick to not getting out, you can quickly move your hand so the persons hand can tag their self and then their out and not you ) then the circle moves smaller and you so that until their is 2 people and 1 of them wins

(P.S. this is so fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 21 May 12 - 11:53 AM

Here's a link to my latest post about "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky":

http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/05/song-sources-for-down-by-banks-of-hanky.html

Song Sources For Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky

-snip-

That post features videos of the following songs & one rhyme:

King Kong Kitchie - "Chubby" Parker

Foolish Frog by Blind Blake

Eep, Ipe, Wanna Piece of Pie - Fats Waller

Joe Perkins - Little Eeefin' Annie (1963)

Alvin and the Chipmunks-Witch Doctor

The Jetsons - Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Coca cola went to town

Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy


-snip-

By no means do I believe this is a complete list of all the songs/rhymes which has influenced the development of versions of "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky".

Thanks to all here who have contributed information about song sources for this huge family of playground rhymes and who have contributed examples of this rhyme.

Best wishes!

Azizi Powell


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 11 - 09:10 PM

Down by the river front, hanky pank
Bullfrog, bullfrog jumped the bank
Say, fee fi fo fum,
pass it to the next one.

Mickey Mouse built a house,
Donald Duck messed it up,
who will pay the consequences
Y - O - U!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,jessica from Ohio
Date: 20 Nov 11 - 10:23 AM

We sung this one when I was a kid in NE Ohio (I'm 27 now). But it went:

Down by the banks with the hanky-panky
where the bullfrogs jumped from bank to banky
with an eeps, ops, ohps ops,
eeps ops ohps and it goes ker-splash!

The one about the dirty magazine went like this:

bubblegum, bubblegum in a dish
how many pieces do you wish?
(someone says a number) ex: three
T-H-R-E-E spells "three"
and out you go, you dirty old dishrag, you!
not because you're dirty
not because you're clean
just because you kissed a boy behind the Playboy magazine!

Also, I have been looking for the Italian version of the hand-clapping ("down by the banks") song. Does anyone know it?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Ohio Kids
Date: 15 Nov 11 - 05:24 AM

down by the river with the hanky panky
fe fi fo the devil stanky
fe fi fo fum
chilly willy ding dong
yo momma look like king kong
lets play a game of ping pong
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

compliments of a daycare in Ohio


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 05 Nov 11 - 08:24 AM

Guest Sarah, I took the liberty of adding your comment to this page on my Cocojams website: http://www.cocojams.com/content/text-analysis-down-banks-hanky-panky Text Analysis: "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky

That particular Text Analysis page focuses on the sources and folkloric development of the children's rhyme "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky.

I appreciate your comment/example and the comments/examples of others who have posted on this page, and those who may post on this page in the future.

To borrow your words whose spirit I love,

Have an awesome day!

Azizi Powell

over and out.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 04 Nov 11 - 09:56 PM

Having grown up in central Indiana and also having a scouting background and working with kids myself, this is the version that I've always seen played, which has three verses, though the second verse tends to get omitted fairly often, and sometimes we only use the first verse...

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
With an eeps! Ipes! Opes! Oops!
And an oop flop a dilly and an oop flop flop

Pepsi cola came to town
Coco cola shot him down
Dr pepper fixed him up
And now we all drink 7up

Pepsi cola ginger ale
Ginger ale ginger ale ginger ale ginger ale
Pepsi cola ginger ale
7up 7up 7up you're out

The game is played in a circle with everyone sitting with their palms up, left hand under and right hand over the person's next to them. A leader is chosen to start the hand slap, which is passed around the circle. When the song ends, the person it stops on is out, and the person to their left becomes the new leader. When it gets down to two people, they join hands and move their arms in a saw-like motion until the song ends. Whoever has their arm extended wins!

The other ways I've seen online are neat, too, and though I still have a soft spot for the version I learned as a kid, I'm guessing the original third line of the rhyme dealt with a frog hopping and then the original fourth line (which I'm guessing was probably the last line) dealt with a lillypad and a kerplop!

Since children's songs like this are passed down by word of mouth, and children mishear and misspeak lyrics all the time, I don't think the original version is out there anymore, though that one post about the Pasquotanky might be pretty close, since hanky panky is easier to say and remember. However, even that could have been changed to fit the location of the children singing it at the time, so it's probable that the only original words to the song were "the bull frogs jumped from bank to banky". Whether the original was "down by the banks of the" or "down by the river of" is still up for debate. Other words could fit there and make sense, too, such as shore or bed instead of banks or river, so even those two could be changed versions of the original, though I think it's more likely that it was river instead of banks first, since banks appear twice more in the second line, and it would be easier to remember for a child if all the things pertaining to water were the same word. Chances are that if it was indeed originally "down by the river of", there was probably no "the" after the word "of" because rhythmically, the word "the" wouldn't fit as well before the name of the river.

Despite all this, do I intend to sing it any differently from what I always have? Nope! While most of the other ways are really neat, I've got a bit of sentimentality for the one I grew up with, so that's the one I'm sticking to.

I hope everyone has an awesome day!
Over and out,
Sarah


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,lacie
Date: 18 Oct 11 - 09:04 PM

down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrog jumps from bank to bank
singing epps eyps ops chili Willie ding dong
i pledge elegance to the flag Micheal Jackson makes me gag
coco cola burns my butt now were talking 7 up 7 up has
no caffeine now were talking billy jean billy jean
is out of site now were talking dynamite dynamite blows up the school now were talking really cool 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 ! BOOM -Ur out-


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Guest: Australia
Date: 24 Sep 11 - 10:34 PM

At primary school in the 80s in Australia, our version went like this:

down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs leap from bank to banky
with an eep, ipe, okey dokey
with an eep, ipe, okey dokey, yeah!


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Subject: WHAT
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 01:33 AM

No ones heard it like this ?? Dowm by the banks of the hanky pankey where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bankey said it eeps opps soda pops johnny broke the bottle and it went kerplops


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Young girl in Philly
Date: 23 Aug 11 - 09:24 AM

This is really funny, because I got the song soooo wrong, I probably mis-heard it once and repeated it again and again, but the version i remember is:

Down by the river, by the hanky panks,
A boy got shot by the hanky panks,
Say ee, i, eat my pie,
Skittle round to dittle in the world, oh my :P:P:P:P:P

Haha now that I write it, it makes absolutley no sense at all!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,K_Hunter
Date: 25 Jul 11 - 07:00 PM

Down by the riverside hanky panky
Where the bulfrogs jump from bank to banky
Sayin eas ise oas wes
Chilly willy ding ding dong
Michael Jackson went downtown
Coca cola brought him down
Diet pepsi picked him up
Now we're talkin 7 up
7 up has no caffeine
Now we're talkin bily jean
Billy jean went down the street sayin:
Doo a ditty ditty dum ditty doo


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 11 - 06:16 PM

down by the river were the hanky banky when the bulldog jumped from bank to banky and sayed eiou mommy said so you.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Peeple
Date: 03 Jul 11 - 09:25 PM

Down by the bank to the hanky pank where the bullfrog jumps from bank 2 bank saying E I O U your mama smells and so do you say ping pong donkey kong your dady smells like king kong tell your teacher what to wear poke-a-dotted underwear not to big not to small just the size of city hall coke-a-cola no caffine now were talkin billy jean...

forgot the rest


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Casey
Date: 03 Jul 11 - 04:12 PM

this is how i sing it:

down by the banks of the hanky panky where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky singing hip hop soda pop coca cola went to town, diet pepsi knocked him down. doctor pepper picked him up, now i'm drinking seven up. seven up, got the flue, now i'm drinking mountain dew mountain dew fell off the mountain, now i'm drinking from the fountain. fountain broke, now i'm drinking plain old coke. coke turned out the light, now i'm drinking sprite. sprite, went to bed, now i'm drinking red-bull! red bull's not feeling fine, now i'm drinking wine. we put one in the trunk, because it made me drunk. drunk made me feel dismal, now i'm drinking pepto-bismal. pepto bismal tastes like mush, now i'm drinking orange crush. orange crush, made me pale, now i'm drinking ginger ale. ginger ale, made me fade, now i'm drinking lemonade. all these drinks i've got to pee, i didn't make it oh.. poor...me.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Cathy Brown Heiby daughter of Virgie Forbes
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 06:33 PM

i was born in Pasquotank Cty, NC in the early 1950s. i was told by my great-grandmother, who was born in Tyrrell Cty, NC in the mid 1880s---and she was told by her mother---this song was originally about the Pasquotank River. originally this song, so it has been told to me, goes like this---
"Down on the banks of the Pasquotanky
(note: originally the inhabitants of the Pasquotank River basin were a tribe of Native-Americans known in the late 1660s as the Pas-ka-tanki Indians of the Tus-ca-ro-roe Nation)
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
(further note: the Albemarle Sound area, which the Pasquotank River drains into, once was a wetland and was teeming with wildlife, including bullfrogs though not so much anymore and there was loads of vegetation that no longer exists for them to jump around all over on the river and sound)
and on and on as many have written----so goes the rest of the song.

i believe what i am telling you is more than likely true.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Loving this game
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 10:31 PM

I'm a former 8th grader. For our last day of school we were free to just talk and do whatever in our History class. So we played "Down by the river." I thank Sierra (an earlier poster) for reminding me of most of the words. This is the full (or at least I hope) version and helpful tips on playing:


Down, Down, Down, Down, (during these 4 down's, the person starting must not start until all 4 downs have been said. So basically your just bouncing your hand up in down in the person's palm that sits next to you until you start.) Down by the river of the hanky-panky, there's a bullfrog jumping from bank to bank singing east side, west coast, east side daily dang dong!

Why you hit my hand so hard, tell me what I did so wrong! Es As Ais Ows (pronounced likely as E's Ah's A's O's), east side daily dang dong.

I pledge allegiance to the flag. Michael Jackson is a fag (later we switched it to "I shop with a bag" for the purposes of not having the teacher over hear us. Lol).

(Sorry but I'm not entirely sure what goes before this next part, but I think this is correct. :/) Now we drinking Coca Cola, Coca Cola's burning up. Now we drinking 7up. 7up is out of style, now we going Buck Wild. Buck Wild's out of style now we going Es As Ais Ows, east side daily dang DONG!


On that last dong, if you manage to hit the hand of the person you're supposed to, they're out, if they pull away before you can, you're out. Have fun! :)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 11 - 12:27 PM

Down by the bank of the hanky panky
where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank
going eeps ieps ops oop
Listen to the ker-plop
i pledge allegience to the flag
Michael Jackson stinks so bad\
Coca Cola burned him up
now he's drinking 7 up
7 up has no caffiene
now he's drinking gasoline
Gasoline has no good taste now he's drinking toxic waste.(then it went to a different melody)theres a place on mars were the babys smoke cigars and the boys wear bikinis and the girls drink martinis,and the mustard man puts mustrud on his...... then i forgot the rest.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 03:55 PM

" down by the bank of the hankey pank where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank singing fee fi fo fum me say me say ding dang dong i pladge alligence to the flag michael jackson makes me gag coca cola fizzes up now were talking 7-up, 7-up has no caffine now were talking jelly bean jelly bean jelly bean you stink at this GAME!" thats the real way!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 11 - 11:43 AM

Hi,
the way I learned it maybe 8 years ago in Ooltewah, Tennessee was - "Down by the banks, of the hanky panks, where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank, eeps, eipes, ops, oops, chilly, willy, ding, dong, I pledge alleigance to the flag, michael jackson makes me gag, coca cola brought it up, now were talkin 7up, 7up has no caffiene, now were talkin billie jean, billie jean is outta sight, now were talking dynomite, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1." and whoever messed up during it was out until there was two people left and the person that got smacked right after 1 was out.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 11 - 12:18 AM

ours always went :

down by the river by the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
singing fee fi foe fum
chilly willy ding dong
yo mama smell like king kong
coca cola burns you up
now your drinking 7up
7up has no caffine
now your drinking gas-o-line!

on line you slap or whatever.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,jen
Date: 29 May 11 - 01:03 PM

i thought it was like:

Down by the bank of the hanky panky
where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank
going eeps ieps ops oop
Listen to the ker-plop
i pledge allegience to the flag
Michael Jackson stinks so bad\
Coca Cola burned him up
now he's drinking 7 up
7 up has no caffiene
now he's drinking gasoline
Gasoline has no good taste now he's drinking toxic waste(then it went into something it was totally different)there's a place on mars,where the baby - and the boys wear bikinis and the girls were barganins the muster man put muster on his head,when the musturd dried........... (then it ends something like this)mirrior mirror on the wall whos the fairest of them all!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 18 May 11 - 03:03 PM

I'm popping in to let those persons who may be interested know that I have posted a new page to my Cocojams.com website about the sources of the rhyme "Down By the Banks Of The Hanky Panky".

That page is http://www.cocojams.com/content/text-analysis-down-banks-hanky-panky

My thanks to all those who have contributed examples and comments to this thread and my thanks to all those who may do so in the future.

Best wishes,

Azizi Powell


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Sierra
Date: 17 May 11 - 08:27 PM

Im in 6th going on 7th grade and we say .. ( idont know the exact words for the begining)

DOWN DOWN DOWN DOWN , DOWN BY THE RIVER PLAYING HANKY PANKY .. EAST SIDE COAST WITH HANKY PANKY .. ES AS OS OWS . EAST SIDE DAILY DING DONG

WHY YOU HIT MY HAND SO WRONG TELL ME WHAT I DID SO WRONG ES AS OS OWS EAST SIDE DAILY DING DONG

I PLEDGE ALLIGENCE TO THE FLAG MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE BEST (FAG BUT WE DONT SAY THAT CAUSE HES NOT)
COCA COLA BURNING UP NOW WE DRINKING SEVEN UP
SEVEN UP HAD NO CAFFINE NOW WE DOING BILLY JEAN
BILLIE JEAN WAS OUT OF STYLE NOW WE GOING BUCK WILD
BUCK WILD WAS OUTA STYLE NOW WE GOING ES AS OS OWS EAST SIDE DAILY DING DONG!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 06 May 11 - 12:40 PM

in Rochester, NY it goes like this

down by the bank of the hanky pank;
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank;
saying E-I-O-U;
yo momma stank and so do you;
so ping pong donkey kong;
martin luther king jr;
mickey mouse bought a house;
donald duck messed it up;
he couldn't pay the rent;
so he got kicked out;
O-U-T;
out

we would do process of elimination by eliminating whoever got to the letter -T they we would start over the song until we got to the last person


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,mama
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 10:52 PM

dow by they bay with a hanky pancake sing 1-2-3-4=5


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Cary, North Carolina
Date: 16 Apr 11 - 01:27 PM

WAY DOWN YONDER IN THE HANKY-BANKY WHERE THE BULLFROGS JUMP FROM BANK TO BANKY SINGIN'
"EASTSIDE"
"WESTSIDE"
"EASTSIDE"
"WESTSIDE"
DILLYDANGDONG.
Whoever's hand was slapped on "DONG" was out.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,sea lion 6a
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 08:16 AM

down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bull frog jumps from bank to bank
and then hip-hop belly flop
this is where we s-t-o-p stop


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