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Thread #94034 Message #2404246
Posted By: Azizi
03-Aug-08 - 09:37 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
When it comes to children's playground rhymes, there are no right or wrong versions. There are earliest collected versions, and versions that are most often published and/or most often sung by one group or people or another. But that doesn't make versions that are different from those wrong.
You mentioned "Inky pinky parlez vous" being "a whole other song to me!"
You could have shared your example even if it's "off-topic".
I'm wondering, were you referring to the rhyme that has the words "All the girls In France" or "In The Land Of France"?