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Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky

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GUEST,Palm beach Florida Justin May childhood 18 May 16 - 12:26 AM
GUEST,TheGoddess 10 Dec 16 - 09:07 PM
GUEST 22 Aug 17 - 03:12 PM
GUEST,person 04 Feb 18 - 06:03 PM
GUEST,Natori 16 Mar 18 - 01:47 AM
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GUEST,Marissa 19 Dec 18 - 09:13 PM
GUEST 26 May 19 - 06:09 PM
GUEST,a 15 Jun 19 - 11:06 PM
GUEST,Mike 25 Jun 19 - 05:22 PM
GUEST,Lexi; The Deep South’s Version 22 Jul 19 - 09:43 AM
GUEST,Repeep 23 Aug 19 - 04:36 PM
GUEST,KHall 04 Sep 19 - 12:19 AM
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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,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
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,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,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 we’re talking 7-up
7-up has no caffiene
Now we’re talking billy jean
Billy jean is out of sight
Now we’re talking dy-no-mite


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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... he’s from NY and I’m from MO so that might explain the difference

Haven’t 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 we’re drinking Mountain Dew,
Mountain Dew fell off the mountain,
Now we’re 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
Date: 22 Nov 18 - 12:55 AM

I learned this version in Elementary school in North Carolina.

Down in the banks with the hanky pants
Where the bullfrog jumps from bank to bank
Singing epes ipes opes oops chilly willy ding dong
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Justin Beiber makes me gag
Coca-Cola brought him up now we’re talking 7 up
7 up has no caffeine now we’re talking Billy Jean
Billy Jean ran out of sight now we’re talking dynamite
Dynamite blew up the school now we’re talking really cool
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

The last person clapped obviously being out. When two people were left they would lock hands so that one person’s arms were crossed and the others wasn’t. They would then sing the song and try to make sure their arms weren’t crossed at the end.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Misty
Date: 08 Dec 18 - 10:43 AM

Down by the banks of the hanky panky,

Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank,
Saying eeps, ipes, opes, ops,
Crockadilly and kerrrplop!
Mickey Mouse build a house,
Donald Duck messed it up.
Who will pay the consequences?
Y-o-U!

When you get to the U if you slap your own hand you are out or if you slap the person's next to you they are out.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Marissa
Date: 19 Dec 18 - 09:13 PM

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
were the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
going epps ieps ops oops
Listen to the ker-plop
i pledge allegiance to the flag
Michael Jackson sings so bad (which he doesn't)
Pepsi Cola burned him up
now he's drinking 7 up
7 up has no caffeine
now he's drinking gasoline
Gasoline has no good taste now he's drinking toxic waste(then the melody changes)
there's a place on mars, where the babys smoke cigars and the boys wear bikinis and the ladies drink martinis
(then it ends something like this)mirror mirror on the wall who's the fairest of them all!
At the end who ever got landed on would be out and then it would start over with the remaining players.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 26 May 19 - 06:09 PM

This is the most popular one in New Jersey


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,a
Date: 15 Jun 19 - 11:06 PM

down by the bank of the hanky pank, where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank. ya say e pa e pa pa. skittle dittle kernel pop. i pledge allegiance to the flag. michael jackson makes me mad. coca cola has caffeine. now i'm drinking gasoline. gasoline went out of fuel. so now i'm drinking mountain dew. mountain dew fell off the mountain so now i'm drinking from the fountain. one day the fountain broke, so now i'm drinking plain old diet coke... diet coke went ran out of diet so now i'm drinking sunny d. sunny d fell off the sun so now i'm counting 10 to 1. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

kids at my school usually ended at the diet coke part but one of my friends added a continuation


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 25 Jun 19 - 05:22 PM

I learned as:
Down by the banks of the hanky pank
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
Saying eep opp eep opp opp
Skiddle diddle ker plop.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Lexi; The Deep South’s Version
Date: 22 Jul 19 - 09:43 AM

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE HANKY PANKY
WHERE THE BULLFROG JUMPED FROM BANK TO BANK
I SAID A E I O U BEETLEJUICE
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
MICHAEL JACKSON IS MY DAD
COCA COLA BURNS HIS BUTT
NOW HES DRINKING 7 UP
7 UP HAS TOO MUCH CAFFEINE
NOW HES DRINKING GASOLINE
GASOLINE IS MADE FOR CARS
NOW HES EATING CANDY BARS
CANDY BARS HAVE TOO MUCH FAT
NOW HES DRIVING A CADILLAC
CADILLACS ARE OUTTA STYLE
NOW HE HAS TO WALK AN EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA MILE


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Repeep
Date: 23 Aug 19 - 04:36 PM

Greetings, all! I hope everyone is well! I was wondering about the Down By The River handclap circle game ever since I taught my youngest sister it. So, I’d like to contribute my location’s variation on the rhyme! I learned it from the older girls at school (in RI, USA) sometime around the later 2010s, and I believe it went something like this:
Down by the river with the hanky-panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank-y
Saying ee bop ee bop bop, skittle diddle lollypop

I pledge allegiance to the flag, Michael Jackson makes me gag/is a fag
Coca Cola has caffeine
Now we're talking jelly beans
Jelly beans are out of style
We've been talking for a while

Ee bop ee bop bop, skittle diddle lollypop
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!

I’m not exactly sure how the middle part (paragraph) goes, as it’s been a while. I feel like it was longer, too, and that sometimes we sang “Billy Jean” instead of “jelly bean,” but I am probably wrong.
I hope that one day, we can collect all of the variations and keep them going! Some of these are cool and others hilarious! <3


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,KHall
Date: 04 Sep 19 - 12:19 AM

In Arkansas it goes like this:

Down by the river of the Hanky Panky
Sat a big fat frog jumpin bank to banky
With a E-E-I-I-O U
Johnny struck a match and it landed on YOU!

We would stand in a circle, hitting the next person's hands until the end of the song!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,KGreene
Date: 08 Sep 19 - 10:42 PM

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”


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Max
Date: 15 Dec 19 - 10:06 PM

I heard this one in elementary school in Atlanta, GA, probably between '05-'08. Some variations on here got close to mine, but not quite. Here's the version I remember best:

Down by the banks of the Hanky Pank
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
Singin' eeps, ipes, opes, ups
Chilly willy ding dong
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Michael Jackson makes me gag
Coca Cola, burn it up
Now we're talkin' 7-Up
7-Up has no caffeine
Now we're talkin' Billie Jean
Billie Jean is out of sight
Now we're talkin' dynamite
Dynamite blew up the school
Now we're 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
Date: 16 Jan 20 - 04:19 PM

down by the river in the hanky panky where the bullfrog jumped from bank to banky saying eeps iips oops ops the bullfrog went kerplop

Michael jackson is my dad
now he's drinking 7up, 7up has no caffeine
now he's drinking gasoline, gasoline is meant for cars
now hes shooting up to mars

there's a place on mars where the babies smoke cigars, were the men wear bikinis and the ladies drink martinis
every step you take is enough to kill a snake
when the snake is dead they stuff diamonds in its head when the diamonds break it is 1948, when the world war ends it is time to take revenge

mirror mirror on the wall whos the fairest of them all
Y-O-U

whoever it lands on gets out and you start again


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