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Thread #94034 Message #2471745
Posted By: Azizi
21-Oct-08 - 09:54 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 that information, GUEST,genieken. Eighty years ago would date that rhyme fragment as 1928. I'm wondering how you remember it. For instance, was this a rhyme that was shared in your family? And I'm also wondering what performance activity-if any, you remembering children doing while chanting this rhyme.
For what it's worth, I still think that this children's rhyme comes from "May Irwin's Frog Song". See the posts that are referenced in my 21 Aug 06 - 10:38 PM comment to this thread.