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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,tyna
Date: 21 Feb 10 - 01:18 AM

I grew up in Eugene, OR and learned this version in the early 90s:

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
with an eeps,eips, hippity hoppity,
east side west side
kerplop


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,theshortone
Date: 28 Feb 10 - 09:34 AM

The words we sang in YMCA Afterschool during my years there as a kid(1997-2004)

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
saying eep opp
eep opp opp
Skittle Dittle Kerr plop

Ding dong my breath smells like King Kong
I pledge allegience to the flag
Michael Jackson is a drag
Coca Cola blew up
Now I'm drinking Seven Up
Seven Up caught the flew
Now I'm drinking Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew went up the mountain
Now I'm drinking from the fountain
After that the fountain broke
Now I'm back to drin-king COKE


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,cdg
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 03:53 PM

Down by the banks of the hanky panky

Pour plouffer
Les élèves sont en cercle, la main gauche paume en l'air sur la main droite du voisin ; ils frappent en rythme (la main droite vient frapper celle du voisin qui frappe à son tour le suivant ; quand le chant est fini, le dernier doit enlever sa main gauche rapidement avant d'être frappé)

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank-y
Singing eep ipe ohpe opp
One jumps in and goes Ker-plop.


The banks : les rives
The bullfrogs : les grenouilles-taureaux

Autre version

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank-y
With an eep ipe ope oop
Ee-sock-a-diddy and a phbbllllt (Make 'raspberry' noise with tongue)
Plop!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Katelynn
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 09:57 PM

The Hanky Panky Song.

down by the river with the hanky panky. Where the bullfrog jumped from bank to bank. i said A a, e, i, o, u, BAMBOO! Johny laid an egg on you!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 10 - 12:18 PM

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from Bank to Banky (slap)
OOh unfortunate for you!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Madison from Metro Detroit, Michigan
Date: 31 Mar 10 - 03:35 PM

Down by the bank of the hanky panky,
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky,
To the Hip Hop Shirley Pop,
I pledge allegience to the flag,
of Michael Jackson makes me gag,
Coca-Cola burnt his butt,
Now he's drinking Seven-Up
Seven-Up has no caffeine,
So Now he's drinking Jelly Bean
Jelly Bean is out of sight,
So Now he's drinking Sprite
Spell it!
S-P-R-I-T-E!


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Subject: Hollister ca
From: GUEST,Barry Marshall
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 03:09 AM

I'd like to know regional variations. Also I am sure this has changed with time. I was playing with about 30 of my fourth graders today.

variation something like this.


Down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank 2 banky
singin' eeps ipes opes oops chilly willy ding dong (?)
I pledge allegience to the flag
Michael Jackson makes me gag
Coca Cola has caffeine
Now we're talkin' jelly beans
Jelly beans are out of sight
now we're talking D… slides into the beginning of song...

Does not actually say dynamite.

Barry Marshall


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 09:58 AM

This was the version we used at my elementary school (1st version) and in the surrounding neighborhood (second version) just outside of San Francisco, California in the late 80's:

Ooooh,
Down by the banks
Of the Hane-k-tey Panky
Where the bullfrogs jump
From bank to bank-ket-tey
With a hip, hop, soda pop
East side, west side
KER-PLOP!

or

Down by da bank
Of da Han-k-tey Pan-key-tey
W'ere duh bull-a-frog
Jump fro' bank ta bank-key-tey
Just ah hip ah hop ah sodey pop
To da eas' si', wes' side
Keeer---PLOP!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,HHA222
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 12:56 AM

This is how we played in sumemr camp

Down on the farm said Hanky Panky
Said bulldog, bulldog Hanky Panky
Said Fee-Fii-Foo-Fum
Pass it to the bulldog
Mickey Mouse built a house
Donald Duck messed it up
Who will pay the consquences
Or Responsibilities
Y O U spells you
are
out


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,guest person
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 08:55 PM

it actually goes down by the river with the hanky panky with the bull frogs jump from banks to banky singing e i o u um socka dilly and a um fi fi Pepsi cola ginger ale ginger ale ginger ale ginger ale ginger ale Pepsi cola ginger ale 7-up 7-up 7-up your out


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,el
Date: 21 Apr 10 - 06:20 PM

i am in 7th grade and live in eastern ohio and still play this ours goes


down by the banks of the hanky panky were the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky they go eep ipe ope oops! E-sock-a-dilly and it goes keeer- plump


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,MahBoi
Date: 23 Apr 10 - 08:24 PM

Our jazz band had a tendency to play this and the version we had went a little something like this
Down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
with the eeps ops sodapop
and a 1 2 3 4 4 ker-plop
and whoever's hand was slapped on plop was out


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Apr 10 - 04:51 AM

i was wondering if anybody's heard the mickey mouse version...
down by the banks of the hanky panky where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky with a fe fi fo fum know here comes another one, mickey mouse built a house, donald duck knocked it down, who will pay the consiquenses, y-o-u are out


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,wyah
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 12:07 PM

In my grade school we had a different version from any of these.

It went:

Down by the banks of the hanky pank'
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
fee, fi, fo, fum
your momma smells like King Kong
daddy smells like Donkey Kong
east side, west side, ding, dang, dong
Mickey Mouse built a house
Donald Duck messed it up
who will pay the consequences
and responsibilities
Y-O-U spells you!

And whoever got their hand slapped on "you" was out.

Spent so many mornings playing this and "Shame, Shame, Shame" when I was a little kid.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 01 May 10 - 11:18 PM

this is the one that i learned

down by the bank hany pank
bullfrog jumps from bank to bank
sayin E I O U
yo mama stinks and so do you
so ping pong ding dong
your daddy smells like king kong
honest feet and honest toes your daddy wheres pink panty hoes
coca cola drink it up
now were talkin 7-up
7-up has no caffine
now were talkin billy-jean
billy-jean will never lie
i pledge alligence to the flag
Michael Jackson makes me gag
now were getting really bad
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 07 May 10 - 08:41 AM

It goes:
down by the river from bank to bank i said a bullfrog jump frombank tobank e i o u your mama stank and so do u king kong ding dong your daddy smell like king kong cola shake it up now were talking 7up 7up has nocaffine now were taking billie jeans billie jean is out of sight noq were talking dynmate dynmate dressed in bluenow were talking mountain dew mountain dew dressed in pink now were talking orange drink 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 that's now right so try again 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Emma
Date: 07 May 10 - 12:32 PM

I feel compelled to add my version. I learned it at Greenlake Elementary in Seattle, WA in the late 1980s.

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
with an eep, ipe, ope, opp
And they ease off a little with a Ker-plop.

I vaguely remember this being a circle handclap elimination game as described above.

I always thought that these rhymes were "alive" only on the playground, and transmitted from child to child, but now that I have my own child, I find that I am remembering them and singing them to her as I scour my brain for any kind of nonsense that might amuse her. Might there be two ways these rhymes are passed on? Although I bet the first time my daughter hears a version from her peers, it will instantly replace the uncool "mom" or "home" version.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,hand game lover
Date: 09 May 10 - 07:37 PM

here's how I have learned it:

down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bulfrogs jump from bank to banky
singin' E,I,O,U,A,S
slap, you're OUT!

players form a circle with their left hand under the left player's right hand and their right hand on the right players left hand. players would circle clockwise,using their right hand to clap the next player's left hand in turn. on the word 'OUT',the player about to be clapped tries to pull their hand out. if they succeed, nobody gets out and the game continues. if they are clapped, they are out, the two surrounding players link the circle back together,and then the game continues.

final round:
when only 2 players remain, they hold right hands and put their left hands out in alignment with the right hands.they swing their right hands to smack the left hands in turn. on the word 'OUT',the person about to be smacked tries to pull their hand out if they succeed,a new round takes place. if not,the remaining player wins! bye!:)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Britt
Date: 17 May 10 - 06:23 PM

My sisters and I would play this when we were younger in the 90's. Now they do it differently--especially the one that works with kids.
Both versions stood in a circle with overlapped hands that you would 'slap' on the beat as you chanted/sang. The person who was slapped on the last syllable was out.

Our first version went like this (very simple):
Down by the riverbank
Hanky panky
Hear the bull frogs jump
From bank to bank
Singing ooh ahh, ooh, ahh
East to the west
'is the bull frog.

Their newer version goes like this:
Down by the river banks hanky panky
where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank
Sayin' ooh ahh, ooh pa-pa,
Skiddle, diddle Kernel Pop
Now we're drinking 7-up
7-up has no caffeine
Now we're drinking gasoline
Gasoline tastes awful fine
Now we're drinking mount... ain...
DEW!! (on 'DEW' the one who is 'slapped' is out, and it begins again)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Ur buddy :)
Date: 21 May 10 - 04:36 PM

Down by the banks of the hanky pannky where the bull frog jumps form bank to saying epp ipp opp Umpp. Chille wille ding dong your momma smells like king kong. I pleage Allegence to the flag Michalle Jackson makes me gag, coca cola burns his but now where talkin 7up, 7up has no caffine, now where talkin billy jean, billy jean is outa sight now where talkin dynomite, dynomite blew up the school now where talkin really cool 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1!!!!!

thats how i learned it


sorry for my spelling


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Guest1307
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 05:34 PM

We do it like this

down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
with an eep op eep op op
skittle diddle kernel pop
i pledge allegiance to the flag
michael jackson makes me gag
coca cola has caffeine
now were drinking gasoline
gasoline ran out of fuel
now were drinking from the mountain
spring ran out now were drinkin from the fountain
fountain broke now were drinking plain old COKE!!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,ME
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 10:40 PM

Mine is Down by the bank of the hanky pank where the bullfrog jump from bank to bank sayin' eeps ips ops umps, I pledge alegence to the flag Michal Jackson makes me gag, coca cola up his butt now we're talkin seven up seven up has no caffeine now were talkin Billy Jean Billy Jean blew up the school now were talkin really cool 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,29yr old fogie
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 04:27 PM

The version I recall goes like this:

Down by the riverside hanky panky
Where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank
Singin' E-I-O-U your momma stinks and so do you.
Ping pong, ding dong, your daddy smells like King Kong
and plays with his Rubber Ducky Ding....... Dong!

It's the typical hand-slapping game where two children sit face-to-face with their palms outstretched, slapping back and forth. The "Dong" signifies that the game is over, and the last person who has slapped has won.

I was in grade school between 1986-1993 or so, in Southwest Florida.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Eniale
Date: 18 Jul 10 - 05:46 PM

My children learnt the clapping rhyme Hanky Panky in Nigeria and, when they came to England, taught it to all the children in primary school. It went like this -

Down by the river there's hanky panky
Where frogs jump from back to back,
Eeeee, Ooooo,
Eeeee, Ooooo,
Eeeee, Ooooo,
Bad dog.

I think they must have misheard it when they first learnt it and then taught all the kids at primary school the wrong words.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,mesj68
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 08:48 AM

I sang this soooo much as a kid in Shoreview, Minnesota in the late 60's, early 70s:
Down by the banks of the hanky panky
Where the bullfrog jumps from bank to banky
With an eep - opp - oap - opp
Ease off a lily with a...
Ker-PLOP!

We sang it as a round, it sounds very cool like that :)
Feeling very nostalgic here, and impressed that this has been documented to be chanted in so many different forms all the way around the world.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 08:53 PM

no it's down by the river of the hanky panky where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank they got the hip hop hippity hop swaglle daddle pip pop splat!!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,junior285
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 09:01 PM

i recall it going like this : down by the lakes of the hanky panky where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank singing hip hop hippity hop skiddle diddle pip pop SPLAT!!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Sep 10 - 10:17 PM

This is what I remember.

Down by the river of the hankty pank
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
Said eeps ops sodapops
Someone hit the river and they went kerplop


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Katran
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 02:53 AM

Here's what I learned in San Francisco around 1990 in elementary school:

Down by the banks of the hanky-panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
With a hip, hop, hippity hoppety
East side, west side, kerrrrrplop

That was done to a circle elimination game as described in some other posts.

A few years later I learned a slightly different version from some kids at day camp, also in San Francisco

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
Where the bullfrog jumps from bank to banky
With an eeps, ops, soda pop
Frog missed the lily and he went kerplop (freeze)

This was done to a 2-person handclap game which I can't really describe because it had some complicated motions. You did the same hand game, sometime right after or right before this other rhyme to the same motions. The lyrics to that one:

Bo bo, say yotton cotton
Nay nay, you are so rotten
Itty bitty cocoa puff
Bobo say yotton cotton BOOM (freeze)

Both of these rhymes had tunes that went with them.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Nissa
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 10:31 PM

Hey everyone!

Okay so I remember the hanky panky rhyme, but I also heard a new one
from a new generation of kids, & it goes a little something like this:

Down by the bank of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
singing E-I-O-U

See that house on top of the hill
that's where me and my boyfrind lives
smell that chicken,
smell that rice,
come on baby let's shoot some dice

Just to have a new type of hanky panky played the
same way but a little twist when it's only two left..
Enjoy(:


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 10:10 PM

Stay down
Stay down
Stay down, down, down.
Donal duck say hanky pank
Say bull dog, bull dog hanky pank
Say fe fi fo thumb
listen to the bull dog
mickey mouse build house
Donald duck mess up
who will pay the con-se-quen-ces?
and re-spons-ibil-ities?
y-o-u and
you
are
out!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Devina
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 02:29 AM

I'm from Montana, and up here we sing it like this:

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
Where The Bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
singing hip,hop, hippity hoppity
east side, west side
Keerrr PLOP!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 11:30 PM

im from the Virgin Islands, St.Croix to be exact...our rhyme goes like this
down by the river hankey pankey
25$ dollars hankey pankey
he said, he said,
he said, he said ding dong
your mother smell like king kong
(count 1-10)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Ell
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 10:17 PM

I grew up in Turlock, CA in the early 90's and we said

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
Where the bullfrogs jump
From bank to banky
Saying Hip Hop Hippitie Hop
East side, west side
KER-PLOP!


Sorry guys this is the RIGHT WAY :)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,me
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 02:34 PM

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
Where the bullfrogs jump
From bank to bank
singin fee fii fo fum
bopshuwady wa you're out


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Jaime
Date: 07 Nov 10 - 06:25 AM

down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bull frogs jump from bank to banky
with a hip hop hippetie hop you better watch your step or
u will be o u t spells OUT!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,kt
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 06:42 PM

I learnt it like this

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
Where the bullfrogs leap from bank to banky
With an eep ipe ope op
Eesop-a-diddly and an
Oinkflop


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Nov 10 - 10:19 PM

Here's mine from either Indiana or Virginia in the mid 90's, mainly sung by girls, but boys also. we sat in a circle, with our hands interlocking, whoever it landed on was out, and so forth like many others above.

Down by the banks of the hnaky panky
where the bullfrog jump from bank to banky
with an eips aeips, opps oops,
oomph flop a dilly and an om flop flop.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 30 Nov 10 - 01:08 AM

down by the river called hanky panky where the bullfrogs jumped from bank to bank I said ah A E I O U bam boo!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Dec 10 - 07:52 PM

Plop .


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Dec 10 - 08:11 PM

Down by the banks of the hanky panky,
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank-to-bank.
Said north, south, east, west.
OMG, a Milla ding-dong.
Yo momma smells like King Kong,
All the way from wing-wong.
Now count
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.
(who's ever hand was slapped was out. If they moved and you slapped your own hand, then you lost.)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,guest-Mandi, age 14
Date: 24 Dec 10 - 12:08 AM

We used to do this all the time at school and at camp, sometimes we freshmen still do it before gym class starts when we're all sitting around. You sit in a circle with your left hand on top of someone else's right and your right hand under someone else's left, and you go in a circle smacking each other's hands as you sing the song:

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
Singing eep, op, eep-op-op
bubblegum and soda pop
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Michael Jackson is a fag
Coca-cola brought him up
Now we're drinking 7-up
7-up has no caffeine
Now we're wearing Levi jeans
Levi jeans are out of style
Now we're talking for a while
skiddle diddle piddle bop
bubblegum and soda POP!

and whoever's hand is hit on the last 'pop' is out. Then you repeat the song getting faster and faster until somebody finally wins.

Sadly we really did and still do sing the line about Michael Jackson being a fag. In elementary and middle school we also had a similar rhyme ("I pledge allegiance to the flag and Michael Jackson is a fag. He used to play with little toys but now he plays with little boys.") and I can remember saying it at a very young age, before I had any idea what a 'fag' was. It was meant to be innocent and not offensive to anybody. Also, since Michael Jackson's death (may he R.I.P.) many people have substituted Lady Gaga or Miley Cyrus for Michael Jackson or changed that line to "Michael Jackson makes me gag". My particular group of friends has done both ("Lady Gaga makes me gag") and I think it's kind of a nice modern version of the song.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Tampa Bay, Florida
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 04:34 PM

I remember a version from the 90s in the Tampa Bay area, FL. It went like this:

A group of girls would sit (or stand) in a circle, their left hand under the right hand of the person to their left. The leader would start off by clapping her right hand to the right hand of the person to the her, they would do the same to the person on their left, etc. Clapping would start slow and then build speed to match the words. The person caught at the end of the rhyme would have to clap the next person's hand. If they were fast enough, the person to their left was out. If the person to their left was faster and removed their right hand in time, the last person would end up slapping their own left hand and would be out.

Down by the banks of the hanky-pank
A bullfrog leaps from bank to bank
Singin' E-I-O-U
Your momma stinks and so do you
Ping pong, ding dong
Daddy smells like King Kong
On his feet and on his toes
Your daddy wears
Pink
Pan-
ty
HOSE!

(Where "hose" was the word that would get you out.)

The person out would drop behind, the circle would close up and the whole thing would start again until there was only one person left - who was usually acknowledged as the fastest.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Guest- Missouri
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 05:33 AM

From northern Missouri about 1993 or so:

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
saying e a-poppa, i a-poppa, o a-poppa, POW

It was the circle elimination game with slaps coming on each beat until the last, and that person was out. When you got to two players you grabbed hands and pushed back and forth with every beat until the POW and whoever's arm was extended with the pow won.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 06:56 PM

Here's what I learned:

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 is a fag/ makes me gag (whatever floats your boat)
Pepsi Cola messed me up
Now I'm drinking seven-up
Seven-up caught the flu,
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 drinking back to coke


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,jessica keziah
Date: 22 Jan 11 - 06:51 PM

hey guys and girls none of these are correct its

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
saying e i skiddle diddle
mama drinking cocola cocola burnt her butt
now shes drinking 7-up
7-up as no caffeine now shes drinking gasoline.

DUH PPL


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Ohiooo
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 07:38 PM

Mine was alot differnt, but it was:

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
Fe Fii Fo Your momma stanky
FEE FI FOO FUM
chilly willy ding dong
Your momma smells like King kong
Lets play a game of ping pong
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
then whose hand is hit on 10 is out!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 08:40 AM

This is the one I learned, early to mid 90s.

Down by the river of the hanky panky
Where the leapfrogs jump from bank to bank
Singing hip, hop, hippity, hop
Listen to the water pop
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

5 was the number you'd be out on.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Madison
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 10:54 PM

(Who ever lands on KER-PLOP! loses)

Down by the bank of the hanky pank
Where the bull frogs bank to bank
Saying E-I-O-U
Fell of the lilly-pad KER-PLOP!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Ashleyy!
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 04:26 PM

Me and my friends learned it like this...

Down by the banks where the hanks to the panks where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank saying eets ites oots your mamas cool and so are you, so ping pong sing a song all the way to donkey kong tell your teacher what to wear pretty flower in your hair, and you are out(:


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