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Thread #94034 Message #2469111
Posted By: Azizi
18-Oct-08 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
Subject: RE: Origins: Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky
Thanks for sharing your version and including where you learned it.
And Abdomite, for what it's worth, since children's playground rhymes & songs are part of folk traditions, you can find earlier versions of specific compositions, but there's no such thing as a correct version of a playground rhyme/song.
Please check out other Mudcat threads for more discussions & examples of children's rhymes. A partial listing of "related threads" is found on the left hand top corner of this page. Some of the rhyme examples found in those threads are suitable to sing to children, but many aren't.
Best wishes to you and to your child!