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    The Name Game

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    The Name Game
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      Lyrics for Shirley Ellis - "The Name Game"

      The name game. Shirley! Shirley, Shirley.
      Bo-ber-ley, bo-na-na fanna.
      Fo-fer-ley. fee fi mo-mer-ley, Shirley!

      Lincoln! Lincoln, Lincoln. bo-bin-coln,
      Bo-na-na fanna, fo-fin-coln.
      Fee fi mo-min-coln, Lincoln!

      Come on ev'rybody, 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.
      Then "Bo-na-na fanna" and "fo"
      And then I say the name again with an ""f" very plain,
      Then "fee fi" 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-bar-nold,
      Bo-na-na, fanna fo-far-nold,
      Fee fi m-mar-mold. Arnold!

      But if the first two letters are ever the same,
      Crop them both, then say the name.
      Like Bob, Bob, drop the "B's", Bo-ob.
      Or Fred, Fred, drop the "F's", Fo-red,
      Or Mary, Mary, drop the "M's", Mo-ary.
      That's the only rule that is contrary.

      And then I say "Bo" add a "B" then I say the name.
      Then "Bo-na-na fanna" and "fo"
      And then I say the name again with an ""f" very plain,
      Then "fee fi" 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.

      Say Tony, Tony, bo-bo-ney,
      Bo-na-na fanna, fo-fo-ney,
      Fee fi mo-mo-ney, Tony!

      Let's do Billy!
      Billy, Billy, bo-gil-ly, bo-na-na
      Fanna, fo-fil-ly,
      Fee fi mo-mil-ly, Billy!

      Let's do Marsha!
      Marsha, Marsha, bo-bar-sha,
      Bo-na-na fanna, fo-far-sha,
      Fee fi mo-ar-sha, Marsha!

      Little trick with Nick!
      Nick, Nick, bo-bick, bo-na-na
      Fanna fo fick, fee fi mo-mick. Nick!
      The name game.

      SONGWRITERS:
      Elliston, Shirley / Chase, Lincoln
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