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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,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: 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
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: 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: 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,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,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,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,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,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,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,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,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,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
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
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,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: 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,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,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,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,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
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: 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,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: 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,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,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,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,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: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Feb 10 - 08:35 PM

300


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Amanda
Date: 20 Feb 10 - 08:31 PM

Miss Lucy had a baby
she named him tiny tim
she put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim
he drank up all the water
he ate up all the soap
He tried to eat the bath tub but it wouldn't fit down his throat
Miss Lucy called the doctor
the doctor called the nurse
the nurse called the lady with the alligator purse
In came the doctor
In came the nurse
In came the lady with an alligator purse


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Kristen
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 07:48 PM

I used to sing it:

Down by the river by the hanky panky
where the bull frogs jumped from bank to banky
sayin east side west side east side west side
dilly dang dong!


and i have been trying to figure out the soda song... i know it is like this but i cant remember the end!

pepsi-cola went to town
big red shot 'em down
dr. pepper fix 'em up
now we're drinking 7-up
7-up fell down the mountain
now we're drinking from a fountain
fountain broke, no more coke...

and i know there is more i just don't know what comes after that..?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Hanky Panky Player
Date: 14 Feb 10 - 09:00 PM

All my friends and I agreed this is how the song goes:

Down by the banks of the hanky panky,
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky,
witha hip hop shimmy shop,
the bank was to full,
and they went kerplop!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Uly
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 07:57 PM

Ganked a version from a book I was reading to see if I could read it to my nieces, "The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School". (The answer is no, by the way - if I want to read them Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Louis Sacher did it first and BETTER.)

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
The bullfrogs jumped from bank to banky
And made the mama so cranky cranky
That she gave the tadpoles a spanky spanky....

There might be more, because it ends on an ellipsis, but I don't know.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Alicia
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 08:14 PM

down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
where the bull frogs jump from bank to banky
With the epps
ipps
ohpps
opps
chilly willy ding dong
your mother smells like king kong
micheal jackson came to town
coke cola shot him down
docter pepper brought him up
now were talkin 7up
7up with no caffine
now were takin billie jean
bille jean is out of sight
now were takin' dinamite
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
boom!

A friend taught me that and afew
other things awhile ago....


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 12:54 AM

Down by the river of the Hanky Panky
Where the bull frogs jumped from bank to banky
He said "E-I-O-U
your mamma stinks and so do you"
ping-pong dingdong
Your breath smells like King Kong

I learned that 10 years ago in 5th grade when I moved to florida.
Actually I heard three versions then but this is the only one that stuck with me.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 09:21 PM

Down by the bank by the hanky pank
where the bullfrog jumped from bank to bank
singing eeeps ops ohps ooops
listen to the rythym of the ding dang dong
michael jackson went to town
pepsi cola shot him down
dr. pepper fixed him up
now we're talking 7up
7up has no caffiene
now we're billie jean
billie jean went down the street singing
dooo waaah diddy didy dum diddy dooo


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,SaeraLove
Date: 03 Nov 09 - 08:08 PM

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
with an a, e, i, o, u. bang bang
micheal jordan went to town
coca cola shot him down
now were talkin 7up
7up with no caffein
now were talking billy jean
billy jean went down the street singin
do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do
singin do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do

<3


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Psychonaughty
Date: 03 Nov 09 - 02:59 PM

I'm from Ireland (Dublin), grew up in the 80's (born 1979).
We used to sing this in a circle clap game to choose who could choose the next group game (e.g. Red rover, kick the can, grass houses, what's the time mr. Wolf etc) or pass the time at break time at school.

Down by the river of hanky panky,
Two fat frogs sit back-to-back,
ooooo-ahhhh-ooooo-AAH!
Down by the river was
Ooo-peee-PLODGE! ('ooo' and 'peeee' mantras permitted claps to the next and the next person as long as the chant held: oooooo *clap* oooooo *clap* *peeeeeee* *clap!* PLODGE!! (person 'plodged' was 'It')

Good times :)
-Catríona S.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,BabyGyneus
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 02:14 PM

Down by the river with the Hanky Panky
Where the bullfrog leaps from bank to banky
With the east side, west side, sea side
POP!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Guest, Emma, Jacksonville FL
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 01:56 PM

I learned this in summer camp at a day school in Jacksonville FL sometime around 1990.

Down by the bank where the hanky pank
where the bullfrog jumped from bank to bank
saying ees ice ose oos
esta billy bing bong
your daddy smells like King Kong.

I always wondered what all that nonsensical stuff was in the middle, but never thought that it might have been a degradation of someone elses words. I just thought it was nonsense.

We played the circle elimimenation game, but when you said "Kong" the final slapper had to essentially fake out the slappee, because the way we played, if the slapper hit the NEXT persons hand because you moved yours in time, the KONG stayed "in" and the song started over.

Made for loooooong days.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Amanda
Date: 13 Oct 09 - 06:31 PM

Beverly Hills, CA, 1984-1988. What I remember:

Down by the banks of the hanky pank
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
with an eeps, eips, opse, opps
me socka dilly with a kerplop

For the record, I was always confused by the socka dilly line, but that's what everyone sang so there you go. Seeing some of the lily pad versions is very interesting and I love all the variations!

I would also like to address the post from:
GUEST,apple
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 06:41 PM

In particular, the Mrs lucy had a steamboat... section

Not sure if you have addressed this elsewhere. I do remember a rhyme like this, but not what it was attached to (if anything):

Miss Lucy had a tugboat
the tugboat had a bell
Miss Lucy went to heaven
the tugboat went to hell-
-o operater, please give me number 9
and if you disconnect me, I'll cut off your -- behind
the 'frigderator there lays a piece of glass
Miss Lucy sat upon it and broke her little -- ask
me no more questions, please tell me no more lies
the boys are in the bathroom zipping up their -- flies
are in the country, the bees are in the park
the girls and boys are kissing in the
D-A-R-K, D-A-R-K, D-A-R-K, dark, dark, dark!
The dark is like a movie, a movie's like a show
a show is like a TV set and this is all I know, know, know!
I know I know my ma, I know I know my pa
I know I know my sister with the 80-meter, 80-meter, 80-meter bra, bra, bra!
A bra is like a boobie, a boobie's like a ball
A ball is like a bouncy thing that bounces off the wall, wall, wall!
She died her hair in purple, she died her hair in pink
she died her hair in aquamarine to match the kitchen sink, sink, sink!

And that's all I remember, though there may have been more to it. I am surprised that I a) remembered as much as I did and b) that I ever happily chanted that on the playground - among other songs I am remembering from scanning this database. Whoa.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 03:53 PM

GUEST 26 Sep 09 - 12:33 PM

Thanks for sharing that version. That's a new one on me!

:o)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 12:33 PM

No the one i know is
Down by the river of the hanky panky where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank said-a ees ay ous ees east-side dally ding dong why you hit my hand so hard tell me what i did so wrong ees ace ous ees east-side dally ding dong .


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 06:11 PM

Thanks, GUEST,friends now for adding your version of this rhyme to this collection!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,friends now
Date: 21 Sep 09 - 05:51 PM

the words start like this:
Down by the bank of the Hanky Panky
With a bullfrog jump from bank to bank
signin epps ipes opes umps hey dilly dilly curb plunk
pepsi, cola, ginger ale, ginger ale, ginger ale, ginger ale, ginger ale pepsi, cola, ginger ale, 7up 7up 7up your out!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 11:34 PM

Thanks for sharing that example, GUEST,LM.

**

I'd like to take this opportunity to say that I think that all of these examples are important to collect for historical and folkloric reasons. But I want to go on record and say that I'm very much against referring to any person as a "fag"-whether that person is indeed a homosexual or you just think that person is a homosexual.

Words can hurt. Please be mindful of that.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,LM
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 11:15 PM

Down by the riverside, hanky panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
saying ees mees sauce sees
esa meesa ding dong
your momma smells like king kong
I pledge of allegience to the flag
michael jackson is a fag
coca cola burnt him up
now we're drinking 7up
7up has no caffeine now we're drinking gasoline
gasoline ran out of fuel
now we're drinking mountain dew

Ugh I wish I remembered the rest!
But this was probably around 1998-99 at a crappy YMCA


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