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Azizi Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky (416* d) RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky 21 May 12

Here's a link to my latest post about "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky":

Song Sources For Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky


That post features videos of the following songs & one rhyme:

King Kong Kitchie - "Chubby" Parker

Foolish Frog by Blind Blake

Eep, Ipe, Wanna Piece of Pie - Fats Waller

Joe Perkins - Little Eeefin' Annie (1963)

Alvin and the Chipmunks-Witch Doctor

The Jetsons - Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Coca cola went to town

Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy


By no means do I believe this is a complete list of all the songs/rhymes which has influenced the development of versions of "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky".

Thanks to all here who have contributed information about song sources for this huge family of playground rhymes and who have contributed examples of this rhyme.

Best wishes!

Azizi Powell

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