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Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Name Game (The Banana Song) - Shirley Ellis/Dean Ford and The Gaylords/Stacy Lattisaw/Xuxa/Divine

The Name Game

The name game

Shirley
Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley 
Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley

Lincoln
Lincoln, Lincoln bo Bincoln Bonana fanna fo Fincoln
Fee fy mo Mincoln, Lincoln

Come on, everybody
I say now let's play a game
I betcha I can make a rhyme out of anybody's name
The first letter of the name, 
I treat it like it wasn't there
But a B or an F or an M will appear
And then I say bo add a B, 
Then I say the name and Bonana fanna and a fo
And then I say the name again with an F very plain
and a fee fy and a mo
And then I say the name again with an M this time
and there isn't any name that I can't rhyme

Arnold
Arnold, Arnold bo Barnold Bonana fanna fo Farnold 
Fee fy mo Marnold Arnold

But if the first two letters are ever the same,
I drop them both and say the name like
Bob, Bob drop the B's Bo ob
For Fred, Fred drop the F's Fo red 
For Mary, Mary drop the M's Mo ary 
That's the only rule that is contrary.

Okay, now say Bo, Bo 
Now Tony with a B, Bony
Then Bonana fanna fo: bonana fanna fo
Then you say the name again with an F very plain, Fony
Then a fee fy and a mo, fee fy mo
Then you say the name again with an M this time, Mony
And there isn't any name that you can't rhyme

Everybody do Tony
Pretty good, let's do Billy
Very good, let's do Marsha
A little trick with Nick
The name game

2 comments:

Vicki Huffaker said...

....I find it ironic that no one in the '60's/70's era hasn't even left any snide remarks; but not even one little mark. Come on now, we all sing this song every now & then when we are in time frame freeze. Come on my friends.......I'm Vicki Vicki, Bo Bicki...(~_~)

Vicki Huffaker said...

I just posted a comment & I certainly hope it gets posted.