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Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky

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GUEST,a highschool teacher 09 Nov 07 - 08:00 PM
Azizi 01 Nov 07 - 08:14 AM
GUEST 01 Nov 07 - 07:29 AM
GUEST,Bryce Kime 09 Oct 07 - 01:15 PM
GUEST,Tootsaz 08 Oct 07 - 07:52 PM
GUEST,Julia 27 Sep 07 - 08:16 PM
Azizi 19 Sep 07 - 07:16 AM
Azizi 18 Sep 07 - 09:28 PM
Azizi 18 Sep 07 - 09:23 PM
Azizi 18 Sep 07 - 09:08 PM
GUEST,jenn 18 Sep 07 - 08:06 PM
Azizi 12 Sep 07 - 07:08 PM
GUEST,Emily. 12 Sep 07 - 06:55 PM
Azizi 09 Sep 07 - 12:36 PM
GUEST,Fatima 09 Sep 07 - 11:23 AM
Azizi 04 Sep 07 - 06:54 PM
GUEST,Kristen 04 Sep 07 - 06:18 PM
GUEST,Suzanne 02 Sep 07 - 10:53 PM
Azizi 02 Sep 07 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,inkblob 02 Sep 07 - 04:12 AM
GUEST 29 Aug 07 - 10:34 PM
GUEST,Rina 29 Aug 07 - 05:47 AM
GUEST,The only version! 19 Aug 07 - 01:52 AM
Azizi 13 Aug 07 - 09:32 PM
GUEST,anonymous 13 Aug 07 - 09:16 PM
Azizi 10 Aug 07 - 10:05 PM
GUEST 09 Aug 07 - 11:53 PM
GUEST,sarah jane 16 Jul 07 - 05:25 PM
Azizi 15 Jul 07 - 09:28 PM
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Subject: does anyone remember Dr. Pepper?
From: GUEST,a highschool teacher
Date: 09 Nov 07 - 08:00 PM

i remember it went something like this...
dr. pepper
came to town
iced tea
knocked him down
dr pepper
gave him
sleeping pills
and jelly rolls....

*i don't remeber the next part...does anyone else?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 08:14 AM

Thanks Guest 01 Nov 07 - 07:29 AM for that example and comment.

I agree with you that complaining about the rhyming phrase "hanky panky" is hyper political correctness.

I suppose that mother didn't realize that she was really stretching the bounds of credulity to suggest that "hanky panky" as it is found in this children's rhyme means "inappropriate sexual activity".
I hope that you shared with that parent that a word or phrase may mean different things in different contexts.

Yet, that woman-and folks who think like her-are going to believe whatever they want to believe or what someone that they consider a legitimate authority figure tells them to believe.

Sigh...


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 07:29 AM

I sing this songs regularly through work in toddler groups in England.
We sing:

Down by the banks of the Hanky Panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
they go hip hop
bellyflop
one missed the lilypad and went kerflop!

Recently I've recieved a complaint from one mother about the phrase 'hanky panky', thinking it was sexually inappropriate!
If the world continues along this line of hyper political correctness, i suppose we might lose this song altogether...


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Bryce Kime
Date: 09 Oct 07 - 01:15 PM

The one i learned is a little different. Its like this:

Down by the river with a hanky panky
Where the bull frogs jump from bank to banky,
with a.. hip.. hop.. flip.. flop.
splashin in the water with a big ker-plop


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Tootsaz
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 07:52 PM

I learned the song in 2001 (my Sr Year of High School) at camp. I didn't see the version i learned so i thought to post it.

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
with an A...E...I...O...U.. Keerrr-plop.

We stood in a circle with palms up your right hand laying on your neighbors left. as the song starts you hit the persons right hand to your left with yours. the person who got hit on the plop went out. and you went till the last person standing was the winner.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Julia
Date: 27 Sep 07 - 08:16 PM

Down by the riverside
hanky panky side
bull frog jumped from bank to bank
He said "A-E-I-O-U your mamma stinks and so do you"
ping-pong rubadingdong gimme a nickel I'll give you a five look at me and say good bye.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 19 Sep 07 - 07:16 AM

Thanks, Joe Offer!!!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 18 Sep 07 - 09:28 PM

Ugh!!

Sorry for that typo:

Of course "Down Vy Rge Banks of the Hanky Panky" = "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky"


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 18 Sep 07 - 09:23 PM

It just occurred to me that a large number of the posters to this thread have been guests to Mudcat.

I suppose these guests have found this thread through a search engine such as Google or Yahoo.

Hopefully, some of these members have joined Mudcat and have also found other Mudcat threads on children's rhymes and on other subjects.

Which brings up another subject:

I wonder why this thread doesn't have a list of "related threads" on children's rhymes that is placed under its title as is done on many other threads about a general topic. And I wonder why this thread hasn't been included in such a list on other Mudcat threads of children's rhymes. At least, I thinkthat to date it hasn't been included in any Mudcat listing of children's rhymes that is placed on other threads.

Since this thread appears to get so many "hits" from guests, having such a listing would make these guests aware that there are many other Mudcat threads on children's rhymes that they may also be interested in reading and posting to.

Maybe this thread hasn't been included on any list because I {as its thread starter} haven't asked any Mudcat moderator to include it on such a list.

I am formally,respectfully, and publicly making such a request now.

In addition, I will make the same request via pm to a moderator.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 18 Sep 07 - 09:08 PM

Thanks, GUEST jenn for sharing that version of "Down Vy Rge Banks of the Hanky Panky"!

Thanks also for including that comment about when you learned this rhyme {when you were in the 2nd grade}. However, for the sake of folk cultural research, it would have been more helpful if you had given the year that you were in the 2nd grade, as that would help date this version. Some people give the decades {like the 1990s} and/or part of those decades {like the mid 1980s}.

Also, it would be great if people sharing the examples that they remember of this and other rhymes would also include where they lived when they first learned those rhymes {for instance which city & state, if inside the USA} or which city, province, nation if outside the USA.

This kind of demographical informtion could help future or present day researchers document the similarities and differences between versions of a specific rhyme over time and in the same or different places.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,jenn
Date: 18 Sep 07 - 08:06 PM

so, i learned this one when i was in like... 2nd grade.


Down by the banks of the hanky pank
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
singing eeps opps oops opps
follow the riverbed
kerplop
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
coca cola went to town
diet pepsi shot him down
dr pepper fixed him up
now we're drinkin 7 up
7 up caught the flu
now we're drinkin mountain dew
mountain dew fell off a mountain
now we're drinkin from a fountain
the fountain broke
now we're back to drinkin coke!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 07:08 PM

Thanks for sharing that version of Down By The Banks of the Hanky Panky" with us Emily!

That's the first time I've seen the rhyme "down by the ocean/
down by the sea/my brother {or Johnny} broke a bottle/ and blamed it on me" rhyme in combination with those other Hanky Panky verses.

The rest of that rhyme is usually something like "I told ma/ and ma told pa/ and my brother {or Johnny} got a whoopin/ha ha ha".


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Emily.
Date: 12 Sep 07 - 06:55 PM

Down by the Banks with the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jumped from bank to bank
i said eep opp she-bop she-bop
skittle dittle kerrr-plopp!

down by the ocean
down by the sea
my brother broke a bottle and blamed it on me

sayin eep opp she-bop she-bop
skittle dittle kerrr-plopp!

i pledge allegiance to the flag
michael jackson makes me gag
coca cola messed him up
now we're drinkin 7 up
7 up caught the flu
now i'm drinkin mountain dew
mountain dew fell off the mountain
now we're drinkin from a fountain
fountain broke-
now i'm drinking
plain.
old.
coke.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 12:36 PM

Thanks for posting to this thread, Fatima. At least you can be happy that your son didn't learn that other version of the Hanky Panky rhyme that mentions Michael Jackson.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Fatima
Date: 09 Sep 07 - 11:23 AM

I was attempting to find the words to the hand game I learned when I was young, after hearing my son sing the version he learned at school. I didn't see any version that was the same as mine but they are all very interesting.

I learned a couple of versions in the early 80's in Birmingham, AL. This is one that I think incorporated Japanese sounds:

Down the river of Hanky Panky
Bullfrog jumps from bank to bank,
Eesh, Meesh, Sun, Shee
Eece Say Meece Say Ding Dong
Your breath smells like King Kong!

I think it ended there. There might have been more, I don't remember if it was.

Today, this is what my 8-yr-old son sings:

Down by the river, Silver Rock
Michael Jackson wears no socks
Ee-pi-pi, Oh-pi-pi, Pow!
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: Azizi
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 06:54 PM

When I started this thread I had no idea that there were this many different versions of "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky".

I'm enjoying reading these versions and noting the similarities & differences between each rhyme's words and the ways each rhyme is performed.

Keep the examples comin!

And thanks for proving that kids are still creative!!!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Kristen
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 06:18 PM

Down by the river on a hankey pankey
Where the bullfrogs jump form bank to bank
Singing E I O U
Mommas got an eye on you
King Kong Donkey Kong Went to school with nothin on
Asked the teach what to wear.
Polka dotted underwear
Not to big not to small just the size of Broward Mall
Turn around and touch the ground
Lets show them how we do it now.
1!2!3! STOP!
____________________________________
Thats how we do it down here in florida.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Suzanne
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 10:53 PM

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
Where the bullfrog hops from bank to banky
hip, hop, soda pop
Froggy missed a lily and he went kerplop!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 08:38 AM

Hello, Guest inkblog!

Thanks for sharing that example and thanks for remembering to include where and when you learned it.

You {and other guests} may be interested to know that Mudcat has a number of other threads on children's rhymes.

One such thread is thread.cfm?threadid=2795 Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, I Bit the Teacher's Toe!

When you click on the hyperlink to that thread, you will find a listing of some other Mudcat threads on children's rhymes.

Also, I hope that you consider joining Mudcat. If you are interested, click on the word Membership up at the top of this page, near the right hand corner & follow those easy steps.

Best wishes!

Azizi


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,inkblob
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 04:12 AM

this is how I remember the song from the early 80's in the interior of BC, Canada:

down by the banks of the hanky panky
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
with the eep ipes opes op
hey sock it to me with a
ker-plop

and there would be a sort of patty-cake fast clapping alternating with a partner to go along with it. this is a real great thread, and I'm encouraged to add some verses to the version I grew up with. so very neat to see so many variations, I had no idea!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 10:34 PM

That used to be one of my favorite games in Kindergarten.

Down by the banks of the hanky panky
Where the bull frogs jump from bank to banky
with an eeps oops ips ops
He missed a lilly pad and went kerplops

I always thought the song sounded kinda jazzy

We sat in a circle and sang the song. My hand would be under somebody's on one side and resting on the other persons. One person would start by claping their right hand into the person to their left's hand which was resting in the clapping person's left hand. Then that person would repeat the motion, and so it would go around in a circle. If you had your hand clapped on Kerplops, then you were out. And we'd start the song again.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Rina
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 05:47 AM

The one I played was:

Down by the banks with the hanky-panky
Where the bullfrog jumps from bank to banky
With a hip, hop, rattle and a pop,
With a hip, hop, rattle and a pop,
A, E, I, O, U are out!

We did the palm-slapping in a circle thing, and if you were the one hit on the word 'out' you went out. Of course, if you could dodge it, the person who was supposed to hit you goes out.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,The only version!
Date: 19 Aug 07 - 01:52 AM

down by the banks of the hanky panky where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky with a hip hop soda pop hey mr willy annie went ker-plop!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Aug 07 - 09:32 PM

Thanks, GUEST,anonymous for sharing that example!

**

Poor Michael Jackson, how far he has fallen from his superstar status.

It will be interesting to see if eventually this reference to Michael Jackson changes to another person or group of people.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,anonymous
Date: 13 Aug 07 - 09:16 PM

Growing up in Maryland, I learned it this way:

Down by the banks with the hanky-panky
Where the bullfrog jumps from bank to banky
Saying eeps, ipes, opes, oops
Listen to the doorbell ring
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Michael Jackson sucks so bad
Pepsi-Cola burned his butt
Now he's drinking 7-Up
7-Up is bad for you
Now he's drinking Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew has no caffeine
Now he's drinking gasoline
Gasoline is made for cars
That's why he is so bizzare
Down by the banks with the hanky-panky
Where the bullfrog jumps from bank to banky
Saying eeps, ipes, opes, oops
Listen to the Keeerplop!

We sat or stood in a circle with each person's right hand palm-up on the next person's left hand, and each right hand would slap the next right hand. You were out if your hand was hit on "plop", and you could avoid this by pulling your hand out.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 10 Aug 07 - 10:05 PM

Thanks, GUEST 09 Aug 07 - 11:53 PM for sharing that version of Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky.

I hope you decide to chose an Internet name and continue sharing rhymes and talking about other things on Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 07 - 11:53 PM

Down by the banks of the hanky panky,
where the bullfrogs jumped from bank to bank
say ep op ep op op,
skiddle diddle cernal pop,
say 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
pepsi cola turnd him up
now were drinkin 7 up
7 up has no cafeene
now were drinken gasolen
gasolen ran out of fule
now were drinkend moutain dew
moutain dew fell off the moutain
now were drinking from a foutain
foutain broke
now were drinken diet coke.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,sarah jane
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 05:25 PM

I'm fascinated to find all of this. I wanted to teach my 2 year old daughter the words to this game. I learned it in kindergarten in Walla Walla, WA during the '79-'80 school year. I could only remember these words:

Down by the banks of the hanky panky,
where the bullfrogs jumped from bank to banky,
...[don't remember]...
with an eeps oops ops
and a
Ker-plop!

    Ours didn't have any lyrics more suggestive than "hanky panky", nor any specific cultural references that would date it. (I think Michael Jackson was probably still with the Jackson 5 at that time.) I'm only missing one or two lines in the rhyme, it was definitely a shorter version.
    So far noone's version quite matches up with mine, at least as I think I remember it. Nor do I recognize the endings of any of the others. If anyone seems to know 'my' version, I'd love to know the rest of the words. (I've created a new email account just for this sort of thing: figgyfrog@gmail.com) Otherwise, I guess I'll just make it up! When I come up with my 'new' version (based on those in this thread most likely), I'll add it.

    We played a circle handclap elimination game, with our palms facing IN towards the center of the circle:

    With arms outstretched, hands were layered so that each persons' right hand was in front of the neighboring left hand. When your right hand got sandwiched by your neighbor's hands, clapped between the two, it was your turn to swing your right arm and make a sandwhich around your other neighbor's right hand, to your left. The owner of the hand sandwiched at "Ker-plop!" was out.

    The last two players had a sort of pushing arm-wrestle:

    Right hands linked in some sort of arm-wrestle fist (I can't remember exactly), while still standing, the last two would alternately push and pull. This was syncronized (sp?) so that the back and forth could increase in speed. You tried hard to get it going fast so that on "-plop!" you could try to take advantage of the inertia and freeze your arm in the 'push' position to win. However, if you froze your arm in 'push' before the rhyme reached the very end, even on "Ker-", then you lost.

    One kid tried to take advantage of this by freezing his arm in 'pull' on "Ker-" to make it look like the other kid was trying to win-too-soon. As we were all kindergarteners, it wasn't very hard for the supervising (sp?) adults to figure it out. Clever of him to try though!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 09:28 PM

Thanks, Guest, for posting that version of Hanky Panky.

It would be great if you would share where and when and how did you chant this version or read it or hear it chanted?

**

I re-posted this rhyme on another Mudcat thread, but it seems appropriate for this one as well:

COCA COLA WENT TO TOWN/THERE'S A PLACE ON MARS
Coca Cola (clap clap clap)
went to town (clap clap clap)
Hi-C (clap clap clap)
knocked him down (clap clap clap)
7up (clap clap clap)
picked him up (clap clap clap)
Dr. Pepper (clap clap clap)
gave him (clap clap clap)
sleeping pills (clap clap clap)
jelly rolls (clap clap clap)
Theres a place on Mars
where the ladies smoke cigars
every puff they take
is enough to kill a snake
when the snake is dead
you put diamonds in his head
when the diamonds break
it's enough to bake a cake
when the cake is done
it is 1991
when you tie your shoe
it is 1992
when you get stung by a bee
it is 1993
when you slam a door
it is 1994
when you dance the jive
it is 1995
when you pick up sticks
it is 1996
when you like a boy named devon
it is 1997
when you close the gate
it is 1998
when you're feelin' fine
it is 1999
then it gets all cold
then you
FREEZE!
- Miranda; http://blog.oftheoctopuses.com/000518.php ;August 19, 2004


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:59 PM

Down by the river with the hanky bankys
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
say an
epp
opp
epp
bop
bop
Skittle dittle curly pop
I pledge allegence to the flag
That Micheal jackson makes me gag
Diet Pepsi came to town
Coca-Cola pushed him down
Orange soda picked him up
Now I'm drinking 7 up
7up caught the flu
Now I'm drinking Moutain Dew
Moutain Dew fell off the moutain
Now I'm drinking from a fountian
Foutain Broke
Now I'm drinking plain old Coke
    Please remember to put a consistent poster name in the "from" box when you post a message. Anonymous messages risk deletion.
    Thanks.
    -Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:51 PM

Down by the river of the hanky panky
Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky
with a
eep
op
eep
bop
bop
skittle dittle curly pop
I pledge allegence to the flag
That Michael Jackson makes me gag
He used to play with little toys
But now he plays with little boys
7 Up caught the flu
Now i'm drinking mountain dew
Mountain dew fell off the mountain
Now i'm drinking from a fountain
Fountain broke..
Now i'm drinking
Plain
Old
Coke.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 07:51 AM

Wow! I didn't even know my last post to this thread was #100.

On Mudcat posting the 100th comments is a major accomplishment.

I guess that means I'll have a GREAT day.

At least I'm gonna interprete it to mean that.

:o)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 07:47 AM

Here is another version of "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky"

This is a game that me and my friends play down by the banks of the hanky pank where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank singing eeps iips oops ummps chilly willy ding dong i plege alligence to the flag micheal jack makes me gag coca-cola burned it's butt now we're talkin 7-up 7-up has no caffeine now we're talkin billy jean billy jean is outta sight now we're talkin dynamite dynamite blows up the school now we're talkin really cool 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
-Allie ; 7/14/2007; http://www.cocojams.com/handclap_rhymes_example_0104.htm
{Version #14 of that rhyme on that website page}


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Ashley
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 12:58 AM

down by the river of the hany pank
where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank
singin oh ah skittle skattle
big fat bull frog
oops i knocked him off the log
now i think hes mad
better go get him a lilly pad!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 08:02 PM

Thanks GUEST,Dana =], GUEST 19 Jun 07 - 08:36 PM, GUEST,Girlygirl¢¾, GUEST,sidney, and all the other guests and members for posting versions of this rhyme.

GUEST,sidney's example "sounds" to me like an elimination rhyme {counting out rhyme, choosing it rhyme}.

If you're still around Guest sidney, I'm wondering if this rhyme was used that way where you live.

And, in my opinion, including where you live {city/state if in the USA or your city, state/province/nation if elsewhere} is an important bit of information that adds to the folkloric record of these rhymes.

It also is important to include when you remember singing or hearing these rhymes {for instance in the 1980s, or 1960s or now].

Including that type of demographical information helps to show how much we have in common-as well as the differences that mayoccur across space and time.

Best wishes,

Azizi


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 05:17 PM

sorry messed up



i learned this from chole,elizibeth1,elizibeth2,abby at loyola academy day camp




Down by banks of hankey-panky were the bullfrogs jumps from bank to bank sayin' eeps iips ohp sacadillain - kerplunk!
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 mickey mouse had a house dohnald duck messed it up who shall pay the caonceacuences mouse or duck (or duck or mouse)1 person said duck or mouse and if it ends up on you you pull your hand away so the other person is out then but if they hit your hand your out


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,sidney
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 05:15 PM

i learned this from chole,elizibeth1,elizibeth2,abby




Down by riverbank of hankey-panky were the bullfrogs jumps from bank to bank sayin' eeps iips ohp sacadillain - kerplunk!
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 mickey mouse had a house dohnald duck messed it up who shall pay the caonceacuences mouse or duck (or duck or mouse)1 person said duck or mouse and if it ends up on you you pull your hand away so the other person is out then but if they hit your hand your out


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Girlygirl¢¾
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 10:04 PM

Down by the banks of the hanky panky Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky with a heep,hop,heep,hop,hop and a skittle and a diddle and a kernal pop! I pledge allegiance to the flag, Michael Jackson makes me gag Coca cola messed him up now he's drinking 7up 7up has no caffeine now he's drinking Gasoline Gasoline is not good for you now he's drinking Mountain Dew Mountain Dew fell off the mountain now he's drinking from a fountain Down by the bank of the Hanky Panky Where the jump from bank to banky with a heep,hop,heep,hop,hop and a skittle and a diddle and a kernal pop!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 08:36 PM

Down by the river by the hanky panks, where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank, saying A E I O U, your mamma stinks and so do you, so ping pong donkey kong went to school with nothing on, asked the teacher what to wear, polka dotted underwear, not too big not too small, just the size of a cannon ball!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Dana =]
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 10:30 AM

Down by the bay
with the hanky panky
where bull frogs jump
from bank to banky
with a
Heep
Hop
Heep
Hop Hop
and a skittle
and a dittle
and a kernal pop
i pledge alegiance
to the flag
Micheal Jackson
makes me gag
Coca Cola messed him up
now hes drinking 7up
7 up has no caffine
now hes drinking gassoline
Gassoline not good for you
now hes drinking Mnt. Dew
Mt. Dew fell off the Mt.
now hes drinking from a fountain
-------------------------
fountain water has no taste
now hes drinking milkshake
milkshake goes down wrong,
now he's drinking alcohol.
alcohol is against the law
now hes drinking nothing at all.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,LALA:):):):)
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 06:32 PM

down by the banks and hanky panky yo granma say yo booty stanky say eeps ips oops ops listen to the boys cry see that house on top of the hill thats were me my boyfriend live smell like chicken smell like rice come on girls lets shoot_some_dice pick a number or a letter no ones no twos no trees no a b c's (pick a number or a letter lets just say i chooce 7) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7! ( whoevers hand gets hit on the chosen number/letter is ELIMINATED!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 09:46 PM

Down by the bay
with the hanky panky
where bull frogs jump
from bank to banky
with a
Heep
Hop
Heep
Hop Hop
and a skittle
and a dittle
and a kernal pop
i pledge alegiance
to the flag
Micheal Jackson
makes me gag
Coca Cola messed him up
now hes drinking 7up
7 up has no caffine
now hes drinking gassoline
Gassoline not good for you
now hes drinking Mnt. Dew
Mt. Dew fell off the Mt.
now hes drinking from a fountain

thast all i knw can somebody just put the rest 2 hisverybody knows the song but i just a;wasy fogertt that last lines please put the end to this song pleas!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Joy
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 08:47 PM

I was in school when I played the game and it didn't go any of the ways that are on there this is how it went.

Down by the banks of the hanky panks Where the bullfrogs jump from banks to banks Singing eeps iips ops oops Chili willi ding dong Your mother smells like King Kong I pledge allegiance to the flag Michael Jackson is a fag coca cola brought him up now we're talkin 7up 7up has no caffeine now we're talkin Billy Jean Billy Jean is out of sight Now we're talkin Dynamite 10,9 ,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,BOOM!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 24 May 07 - 10:04 PM

Correction:

"I'm not a member of that blog, but I have posted on that thread a number of times since I first learned about it on another Mudcat thread".


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 24 May 07 - 10:01 PM

Here's another version of Down By The Banks of the Hanky Panky:


"I dont remember the whole thing, but this is as much as i can remember:

down by the banks of the hanky panky where the bullfrogs jump from bank to bank singin eeps ipps ops oops listen to the rhythm of the ding dang dong. micheal jackson went to town pepsi cola shot him down dr. pepper fixed him up now were talkin 7-up. 7-up has no caffine now were takin billie jean.....

i dont remember the rest.

while ur sayin that. you put you hands out to the side. one person puts there hand on top of yours and on the other side the other persons hand is below yours. so when one person slaps your hand, you slap the person on your other sides hand. but you have to keep the beat of the song or you are out and you start all over. the beat between each hand clap is about 1/2 second long."

posted by stargirl3637 at October 30, 2006; Octoblog

http://blog.oftheoctopuses.com/000518.php


Btw, I have posted a number of examples of children's rhymes on this thread that were first posted on Octoblog. Members of that blog have given me permission to reposts examples of children's rhymes that are posted on their "children's schoolyard games" thread.

Similar to Mudcat, Octoblog accepts comments from both members & guests on its thread of children's schoolyard games. I'm not a member of that blog, but I have posted on that thread a number of since I first learned about it on another Mudcat thread.

If you're interested in a great resource on children's rhymes, check out that Octoblog link. And, while you're there, it would be great if you would post some examples of children's rhymes on that thread.

To borrow a hip-hop saying, "Show them some love".


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 24 May 07 - 09:44 PM

This thread is looong.

In scanning it this evening, I realize that I wrote about a contemporary version of little Sally Walker two times in this thread. The first time was in November 2005 after a Guest posted an example of that rhyme on 25 Nov 06 - 01:52 PM .

The second time was in May 2007 in response to GUEST,Kate and Clare -13 May 07 - 07:24 PM posting of the same rhyme.

I consider Little Sally Walker to be a guest on the Down By The Banks of the Hanky Panky thread, since the words to that rhyme don't have any thing to do with Hanky Panky.

But, for those readers who may not be aware of it, there are alot of other Mudcat threads on children's rhymes. One which started out as a thread* for children's taunts and comebacks is thread.cfm?threadid=81350#1486259
"I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes"

If you click on that link, below that title, you'll see a listing of many more [but not all] Mudcat threads on children's rhymes.

Enjoy!


* "thread" means "a series of comments. Comments are also known as 'posts' "


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 24 May 07 - 09:31 PM

When I was growing up in the 1950s, most of the time I didn't know that there was more than one version of a particular chilren's rhyme. I thought the version that I knew was the ONLY version.

If I happened to hear another version of a rhyme I knew, I thought that MY version was the REAL version. What I meant by "real" was that my version was the CORRECT version. And what I meant by that is that I thought that there's only ONE correct version of a particular rhyme.

Maybe it's different for songs. Maybe there can only be one correct version of a song-the version that someone wrote.

But because children's rhymes are created anonymously and passed along largely through oral tradition there probably have always been multiple versions of the same rhyme.

Thanks to the Internet and other print & recorded resources, children, youth, and adults can become aware that there are different versions of the "text" and often different performance instructions of the samer rhyme.

Thanks to Internet threads such as this one, people nowadays can "see" that a particular rhyme may change over time, and may be different at the same time within different nations, cities, and even neighborhoods of the same city.

And all these versions are REAL for the people who recite them.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: GUEST,Juliana
Date: 24 May 07 - 08:50 PM

The real version that my friends and I sing at school is the following:

Down by riverbank of hankey-pank a bullfrog jumps from bank to bank sayin' eeps iips ohps umps down by the river bank- kerplunk!
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9..... (and at ten whoever gets their hand slapped is eliminated. if they pull their hand away the person who slapped them is out.)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 24 May 07 - 06:29 PM

I just re-read Karen's {24 May 07 - 10:19 AM} version, and I wonder if that version might have "originally" been:

"With an A E I, O, U
Ump slop-a-dilly and a BAROOM!

-snip-

That way the rhyme is a recitation of the standard English vowels.


{I suppose the "OOH" in Karen's version is pronounced to rhyme with the English word "you"}


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Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
From: Azizi
Date: 24 May 07 - 05:31 PM

Thanks for posting your version, Karen. And thanks also for remembering to include demographical information.

I think the different versions of this rhyme are cool too.

It's interesting that I can remember a lot of rhymes from my childhood, but I have no memory of this rhyme at all.


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