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GUEST,Amanda Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky (452* d) RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky 13 Oct 09

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:
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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