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Friday, August 19, 2022

DJ Webstar Feat. Pretty Boi Green - The New Cha Cha (Official YouTube Music Video With Lyrics)



WORLDSTARHIPHOP, Nove. 16, 2021

DJ Webstar is back just in time for the holidays with another Smash Dance Hit! The New Cha Cha.... -snip- total # of views as of August 19, 2022 at 8:09 AM ET= 75,859
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Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases the November 2021 official music video of "The New Cha Cha" by DJ Webster featuring Pretty Boi Green.

The lyrics for that line dance song are also included in this post..

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to DJ Webstar and Pretty Boi Green for this song. Thanks also to all those who are associated with this video and all those who are featured in this video. 
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Although it's never stated, the word "new" in the title "The New Cha Cha" refers to DJ Cssper's "Cha Cha Slide". That song was recorded in 1998 and 1999 and became a hit when it was released in 2000.  Click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha_Cha_Slide for information about DJ Casper's Cha Cha Slide. Also, click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/05/videos-of-cha-cha-slide-casper-slide.html for the 2013 pancocojams post that includes videos of the Cha Cha Slide and videos of a few other African American originated line dances.

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LYRICS - THE NEW CHA CHA
(DJ Webstar featuring Pretty Boi Green)

Now
I don't care who you with
Your mother your father your sister your brother
If you with your cousin your best friend
Even your baby daddy
Your grand ma can even tho this

It's THE D J WEB STAR

To the left gooo to the left
Back it up back it up back it up
Alright now go right
Do the Cha Cha all night

To the left gooo to the left
Back it up back it up back it up
Alright now go right
Do the Cha Cha all night

Right stomp stomp
Left stomp stomp
Right stomp stomp
Left stomp stomp

Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap

Go left go right do the Cha Cha all night
Go left go right do the Cha Cha all night
Go left go right do the Cha Cha all night
Go left go right do the Cha Cha all night

This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha

Now if you celebrating somebody birthday tonight
If you at somebody baby shower
If you at a wedding if you at a graduation
I don't care if you just celebrating life
Grab you a partner right now and do the Cha Cha

This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha

Right foot two times
Left foot two times
Jump up 5 times
Right foot two times
Left foot two times

Freeze

Now we back everybody make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap

Slide to the left
Slide to the right
Put your hands on your knees
Let me see you get low let me see you Odee

Go left go right do the Cha Cha all night
Go left go right do the Cha Cha all night
Go left go right do the Cha Cha all night
Go left go right do the Cha Cha all night

This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha

This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha

Oh my god
We family fun baby
I see you poppy do what you you do

123

This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha

Spin to the right spin to left
Move it up move it up move it up
Spin to the left to the right
Back it up back it up back it up back it up

Slide to the left slide to the right
Put your hands on your knees
Let me see you get low
Let me see you odee

Chris cross your feet
Chris cross your feet
Chris cross your feet
Chris cross your feet

Do your dance do your dance do it
Do your dance do your dance do it

Two step wiggle wiggle bounce bounce
Two step wiggle wiggle bounce bounce
Two step wiggle wiggle bounce bounce
Two step wiggle wiggle bounce bounce

Do it for the ladies
Do it for the ladies
Do it for the ladies
Do it for the ladies

Let it rain clear it out
Let it rain clear it out
Let it rain clear it out
Let it rain clear it out

Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap

Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap
Make it clap ohh make it clap

This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha
This the new Cha Cha

It's THE D J WEB STAR
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These lyrics are included in the summary for the YouTube official music video for this song. 

"The New Cha Cha" was recorded in New York by DJ Webstar, the Hip Hop artist who recorded the hit song "Chicken Noodle Soup" in 2006. The "let it rain, clear it out" line is lifted from the "Chicken Noodle Soup's lyrics.

Click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Noodle_Soup_(Webstar_and_Young_B_song)
 for information about Chicken Noodle Soup. Also, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFav9P54JUA for the official YouTube video of DJ Webstar's "Chicken Noodle Soup".

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Nigerian Song "Eyen O" by 6Team (2012 YouTube Video, 2021 TikTok Compilation, Comments, & English Lyrics)


Uddy Samuel, Oct. 6, 2012

the most dissipated video from 6Team, also the soundtrack for the movie OKON LAGOS... enjoy
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"Dissipated" may be a mispelling of "distributed".
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An English translation for "Eyen O" is given as comment #23 below. 

The total number of views for this YouTube video as of August 18, 2022 at  12:53 PM =
155,653 views

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Edited by Azizi Powell 

This pancocojams post showcases the 2012 YouTube video of the song "Eyen O" by the Nigerian music group 6Team.

This post also showcases a 2021 TikTok compilation that features the song "Eyen O" by 6Team. 

This pancocojams post includes my editorial notes about this song, Selected comments from the discussion thread for the YouTube video of Eyen O" are also included in this post. The English lyrics for that Ibibio song are included among those comments.

In addition, a few comments from the discussion thread for the showcased TikTok compilation are also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Uddy Samuel, the composer & one of the performers of this song, and thanks to the other members of 6Team. Thanks to all those who were associated with this 2012 YouTube video. Thanks also to the publisher of the showcased TikTok compilation and thanks to all those who are featured in that compilation. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post.

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
"Eyen O" (also given as "Eyen Eyen O" is an original Nigerian song that was published on YouTube in 2012 by Uddy Samuel, that song's composer and founding member of 6Team. 6Team is the music group that recorded "Eyen O".  

I've not located the original lyrics for "Eyen O". However, based on the compser's ethnicity and based on some comments in the YouTube discussion thread for that 2012 video, Ibibio is the language that was used for that song.  

Also based on the comments in the discussion thread for the YouTube video of "Eyen O", it appears that although that song is very well known in Nigeria and in other West African nations, a lot of people don't know what the song means. For instance, the Nigerian website https://lekkiloaded.com/6-team-eyen-eyen-o/  by Abobi, April 30, 2021 indicated that "Eyen Eyen O is a love song by Nigerians joint singer better identify as 6 Team, which was released back in 2012. However, the composer of that song explains that ["Eyen O"] "talks about the three wise men who went in search of Jesus Christ not knowing that He was just there lying in the manger." Therefore, "Eyen O" could be considered a Christmas song more than a love song-although Christmas songs can also be love songs.

The fact that "Eyen O" was included in the hit Nigerian movie The Wedding Party" explains why the song "Eyen O" is considered a must have addition to song lists for Nigerian weddings. According to https://www.ibomweddings.com/sixteen-songs-to-play-at-an-ibibio-or-efik-traditional-wedding/  that's  particularly the case for Ibibio /Efik weddings (since Ibibio is the ethnic group that the song's composer Uddy Samuel belongs to and the Efik ethnic group is closely related to Ibibios.   

Interest in the 2012 (or earlier) Nigerian song "Eyen O" was revived and reinforced since a TikTok dance challenge featuring that song was posted on TikTok in 2021 (and subsequently published on YouTube.)  Also, many people throughout the world-including me- are being introduced to this song because of that TikTok compilation and/or the YouTube comments it stimulated. 
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The song "Eyen O" is featured in the 
Nigerian movies Okon Lagos and The Wedding Party. Information about those movies is found in the comment section of this pancocojams post.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO #2:  CALABAR TIKTOK CULTURAL DANCE CHALLENGE... Very Beautiful Culture 🥰🥰


Proper Gist With Mie, Nov 25, 2021
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Total number of views for this YouTube video as of August 18, 2022 at  12:53 PM =10,355 views

Here are a few comments from the discussion thread for this TikTok compilation:
1. carlam x, 2021
"Title please"

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2. SIMON ACHIRI, 2021
"From 6team title Eyen O"

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3. Melody Appiah, 2022
"I love this song alot , I got to hear it in the movie "the wedding party " . Although Ghanaian but I really love the culture and song."

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THE DISCUSSION THREAD FOR THE YOUTUBE VIDEO "EYEN O" BY 6TEAM

These comments are presented in relative chronological order with the oldest comments given first, except for replies. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QCB9kUEuR8

2014

1. Nathanael Adiakpan
"2 years away from home. 2 years away from the amazing sounds of Calabar, Nigeria."

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2015

2. Desola Odusanya
"Great song...God bless 6team"

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3. VICTOR WILLIAMS
"Why did they wear suits?"

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4. Uddy Samuel
"We started the video wearing suite and ended up wearing traditional outfits... That was the directors concept as at then"

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2016

5. uzor ibeanu
"Big ups 6Team, wonderful song."

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2017

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2018

6. Roberto Benvenuto
"wow it's beautiful🖤💙💚💟💞💋👄❤💖💙💚💛💛"

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2019

7. Ukpe Victor
This song is evergreen. It's still relevant even in 2019 💕 It takes me to another realm anytime I listen to it 😇. Can someone provide the lyrics and translation please? Thanks!

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8. Uddy Samuel
"The song talks about the three wise men who went in search of Jesus Christ not knowing that He was just there lying in the manger.

Song Written by mE Uddy Samuel and performed by 6Team which I happen to be the founding member."

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9. Ekemini Eyoh
"Finally I found this song! Thumbs up guys. Mbok aba mo o???"

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10. Uddy Samuel, 2021
"I'm based in Lagos Nigeria"

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2020

11. Amina Kato
"I love this song pieces....though I have no idea what is being said.... again...i would have loved to see more of the beautiful traditional attire and dancing of the women....lovely"

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12. Idem Mesembe
"I finally found the video to this beautiful song. Love, love it."

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13. Zabeth Eagle
"All this while I was looking for the woman that sang this song 🙄, not knowing it's guys sef😂😂.. Since I heard it in  maltina dance hall, I have been searching for it.. Now I can rest😍😍.."

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14. Damilola Aliu
"Can you put this song on spotify? Pleeeeeeaaaaasssseeee I love it! Plus what does it mean?"

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15. Uddy Samuel
"It talk about the three wise men who went everywhere in search of the son of God... Only for them to realize the king was right there in the manger...

I will work on putting it on spotify and other online sales platforms before the end of the year."

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16. Lydia Ajide, 2021
"uddy samuel omg thank you 😭😭❤️❤️❤️! Please put it on Apple Music too! I’d be eternally grateful"

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17. Great Oguguo
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How can I get other 6Team songs from the very old album?"

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18. Uddy Samuel, 2021
"I'm working on getting them uploaded online soon"

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19. Edima Usoro 
"This must play at my wedding"

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20. Otosirieze Obi-Young
"I have been searching for this song since 2016 after I watched The Wedding Party. Magical."

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21. davis eban
"This song just made me proud of crossriver state the more. My people, my pride, my culture, no place like home"

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22. Estherlyn Idoko Royal Empire
"@Uddy Samuel  God bless you Sir for this song. How can I get the full lyrics and meaning? I love everything about this song. How do I contact you?"

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23. Blessing Young, 2022
@Estherlyn Idoko Royal Empire 


The child, the child ×2
I walk around searching for the child
The lamb, the child
I walk around searching for the child

I search for the lamb, where is the lamb?
The lamb is here

I walk around streets searching for the child
I ask Akpan, I ask Udo (ibibio names) where I'd find him
Reply: the lamb is here."


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2021

24. Samuel Pratt
"Each time I hear this piece played, I smile secretly and thank God for making me been an Akwaibomite, else e for to pain me if I wasn't from here...

✌️✌️✌"

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25. Efelix esther
"
I love this song so much even though am not from cross river...u guys are great...."

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26. Uddy Samuel
"Many Thanks Fam... I'm glad you finally found it, please help share the link to help others find it too":

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27. nesi Salami
"Home is where the heart is... I am glad I was born in Cross River and grew up in Akwa Ibom. They are the most hospitable people in Nigeria 🤗🤗🤗."

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28, Uddy Samuel
"I second that... Many Thanks Fam"

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29. justin gerrad
"I'm not an efik but this song na jam! Too much love from the igbos!"

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30. GoldenAye
"This song is not sang in Efik - Calabar -Cross River  but Ibibio - Uyo - Akwa Ibom, big difference."

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31. Danny Usen
"@Aye Efik are part of Ibibio people that moved from Uruan to their present location today. Stop this."

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32. Emmanuel Obi
"I just saw this on CNN and realized it was also used in Wedding Party."

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33. Okon Isong
"Saw this on CNN too just now and I came here to find it. Always had the audio but never seen the video. I never knew it was guys who sang this song. Well done."

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34. Emmanuel Obi
"@Uddy Samuel  You sang this song? Are you the John I'm watching on CNN right now?"

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35. Uddy Samuel
"@Emmanuel Obi  My name is Uddy Samuel. Joel is one of the guys from my group 6Team"

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36. Uddy Samuel
"And Yes I'm the one you Saw on CNN"

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37. tracy Ndip
"
I just found my wedding entrance song"

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38. Blessing Patrick
"Wow memories .  Please bring back the song and video...it's a vibe and more . I don't understand the song but I have always loved it ."

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39. Uddy Samuel
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God be praised... Thanks for your kind words. God bless you Sis"

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40. Udee jeremiah
"This song must be played at my wedding 😩It’s compulsory ❤️❤️❤️In Love with our people and culture #Ibibiobreed"

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41. Daphne Akpotu
"They need to put this on streaming platforms"

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42. Benita Moffat - Nitta Wellness
"I had to search  for this song 😘😘can't wait to play it on my traditional wedding🙌🙌🙌"

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43. Bisi Lawrence
"Been looking for this video. It's a shame that the video isn't as defined. I wanted to really see the dance moves. Great song. Ever green"

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44. Nduma moka Sophia
"Wow 9years n it's on tik tok now"
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"9 years" probably refers to the fact that this video was published on YouTube in 2012.

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45. Ivy Livy
"It looks like it is being sung by Akwa Ibom persons not Efik sons. E.g Nyem eyen edong not nyom eyeneron. Also is mbiib not mbub. Nkesanga which is Ibibio not nkasanga. Proof me wrong. Proudly Akwa-Cross"

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46. richard ricardo
"And you point is ?.. does it matter if it's Akwa-Ibom sons or Efik sons that sang the song?   U no understand and feel every words in the song? Why do we always keep creating this constant division of "ooh it's not Efik . So don't say it's Efik coz it's Akwa-Ibom language " ... oh its not Ibibio .. it's Efik ".. if na Igbo or Yoruba people  song , you will see the Igbos or Yoruba gather praising how good their language is regardless of the dialect the song is sang in.. they recognize it as their language & praise it no need for saying ooh it's not lagos or ibadan Yoruba .. please I'm fed up with this constant bickering when a song is sang in Ibibio or in Akwa-Ibom dialect and mistakenly tagged as Efik there's always this constant struggle to dissociate the Efik from Ibibio. . Why??? Mbok I'm tired .. just appreciate the freaking damn music after all it would give you say chills whether na Efik, Ibibio, Annang or Oron person sing aam"

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47. 
Helena Bewu-Azagpdo
"I'm Ghanaian but heard this song in Yoruba land while in Nigeria and I immediately fell in love with it but no one seem to know how to help me get it because they didn't  know the title and artiste. I forgot how it sounded over the months until just this evening it was playing on the status of a Calabar friend. I immediately used the voice search and here I am😅! I'm so glad I found it, using it as my ring tone right away!!! A merry and peaceful Christmas celebration to y'all!!!

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48. Abigail Francis
"Abeg where d woman way sing dis song?

 Guy I 💕 you from afar."

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49. Uddy Samuel
"LoL... That would be mE 😂😆😂"

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50. Benita Moffat - Nitta Wellness
"This song suppose get more than a million views 😝.. people should show some love to Cross rivers /Akwa- Ibom please 🙌🙌🙌🙌"

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51. shalena woods
"Beautiful Vocals and composition. It invokes nearly a spiritual experience. I don't know if they are still a group, but I hope and pray that ego and/or selfishness didn't cause a separation. Just Beautiful, GOD was in this Group."

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52. ekong samson
"I love this song so much i wish if you can reshoot the video"

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53. Challenging notions and beliefs
"Wow Tiktok will make this go viral. We gabe similar dance steps in Cameroon South West Region near Nigeria."
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“Gabe” is probably a typo for “have”.

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55. Prophet Georges King official
"Our culture comes from the Efik people. They're our ancestors."

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56. Abasieme Okon
"Beautiful Song!!"

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57. BaeMolly
"I never thought I'll find this song on YouTube....2022🥰🎉"

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58. Reg Ug
"I’m Igbo! Have searched this song for a long time. Asked on IG and after few months, I got a reply. Yassss!!! Beautiful rhythm and tune."

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59. Enigma
"I'm Igbo but Akwa ibom to the world❤️"

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60. 
Foods plus love
"I'm Igbo but I randomly hum this song cuz I love it! It just never gets old"

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61. Asa Bosah
"Ok … that makes two of us..

i think my own addiction needs therapy.. beautiful song(and i don’t understand a word)"

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62. Amarachi Chukwubueze
"I heard this song for the first in the movie "I will take my chances" by ini Edo again in wedding party and I have been searching ever since. I am so happy I found it this night."

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63. Mercy Akinfe
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Beautiful song. Fell in love with it immediately i heard this piece. I am a teacher and i am using this piece for our calabar cultural dance in school. Big up 6 team"

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64. 
Amarachi Chukwubueze
"I heard this song for the first in the movie "I will take my chances" by ini Edo again in wedding party and I have been searching ever since. I am so happy I found it this night."

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65. Earth Sign
"Calabar people and their beautiful culture. Lovely people. Know yourselves and history."

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66. Edet Mmekut
"That chant is very mystical it open the inner portal.Pure Africa mysticism"

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67. NGOZI MONDAY
"Exactly, the chant is mystical. I love Calabar"

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68. Raphael Raphael
"This song got my heart from delta state. Don't really no the meaning but it's a heart touching song I cant stop playing after I downloaded from my friends WhatsApp status then I went to YouTube in search of it then I found it. May God bless the producer and and all that added it embellishment."

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Monday, August 15, 2022

"Dibango Dibanga" By Bello Falcao (YouTube Official Video, Two TikTok Compilations, & partial English translation)


BelloFalcaoVEVO, May 20, 2022  
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Total # of views as of August 15, 2022 at 9:40 AM ET = 6,714,128.

This video does an excellent job of following the song's lyrics.

Here's an explanation for this song from this discussion thread:

Nio_pochita👺, August 2022
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The lyrics are talking about a boy who love to make music and everyone like his music old, young, kids, woman,man ect except a pretty woman that doesn't so he's doing everything to make this one girl like it".

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Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases the official YouTube video of the Ivory Coast dance song "Dibango Dibanga" by Bello Falcao. This post also showcases two TikTok compilations of that song.

In addition, this pancocojams post also presents the original lyrics for "Dibango Dibanga" as well as a partial English translation of this song's lyrics.

A few comments from the discussion thread of that song's official YouTube video are also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Bello Falcao and all those who are associated with this song and its official YouTube video. Thanks also to all those who are featured in the TikTok compilations that are included in this post and thanks to their publishers on YouTube.Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO #2 - Dibango Dibanga - BEST TikTok Challenge Dance Compilation



Billyman, May 22, 2022
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SHOWCASE VIDEO #3: 
Bello Falcao - Dibango Dibanga 😍 (Tiktok Compilation)



Festival TikTok, June 1, 2022

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LYRICS - DIBANGO DIBANGA

(written and performed by Bello Falcao)

Eeehhh yaaa
C'est le bello falcao
Je vais me proo

Allez bouger le dibango, dibango, dibango
Allez danser le dibanga, dibango, dibango
Dibango, dibanga, dibango, dibanga
Dibango, dibanga, dibango
Venez danser le dibango, venez danser le dibanga
Venez danser le dibango, venez danser le dibanga, dibanga

Je vous avais dit au départ c'est l'histoire du ptit Moustapha
Qui fait danser les mamans, les papas d'Abidjan Paris jusqu'à Dakar
Mais y a cette jolie fille qui n'écoute jamais sa musique
Y a cette jolie fille qui n'écoute pas sa musique

Allez bouger le dibango, dibango, dibango
Allez danser le dibanga, dibango, dibango
Dibango, dibanga, dibango, dibanga
Dibango, dibanga, dibango

Venez danser le dibango, venez danser le dibanga
Venez danser le dibango, venez danser le dibanga, dibanga

Je dis Moustapha ne dors pas à cause de la petite qui ne danse pas
Il a même casser sa guitare ahhh!!

Il a fait des mélodies mais la petite ne veut pas danser
Il a fait des mélodies mais la petite ne veut pas danser

Allez bouger le dibango, dibango, dibango
Allez danser le dibanga, dibango, dibango
Dibango, dibanga, dibango, dibanga
Dibango, dibanga, dibango
Venez danser le dibango, venez danser le dibanga
Venez danser le dibango, venez danser le dibanga, dibanga

Aya yaa la go m'a protégé ayaya la go m'a protégé
C'est le diban- dobanga, dibango-banga baa gobanga
Dibango dibanga pardon faut pas dire à ton gars keh
Gnaga tu es mousso pour un gars parce qu'il a doungba dibanga
On demande c'est l'enfant de qui ça? La go est ta mousso ou ta tchiza?
Ce sont les piki-kimin qui enjaille ça onhh
Oun ka ta kretete kouta kouta

On descend à gauche dibango
Allons à droite dibanga
On avance ensemble dibango
A chacun sa cible
C'est pour danser le dibango
Venez danser le dibango
Tout le monde dibango dibanga
Dibango et puis dibanga

Aya yaa

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These lyrics are found several times in the official YouTube discussion thread for the "Dibango Dibanga" video. This comment was posted by 
k3r!ck, July 2022

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PARTIAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION - DIBANGO DIBANGA
(written by Bello Falcao)

Eeehhh yaaa
It's the Bello Falcao
I'm gonna upgrade

Come on dance the dibango, dibango, dibango
Come on dance the dibango, dibango, dibango
Dibango, dibanga, dibango, dibanga
Dibango, dibanga, dibango
Come on dance the dibango, come on, dance the dibanga
Come on dance the dibango, come on, dance the dibanga

At the begining, I told you that it was the story of lil Moustapha
Who makes mothers, fathers dance from Abidjan, Paris to Dakar
But but there is this pretty girl who never listens to his music
There is this pretty girl who doesn't listen to his music

Come on dance the dibango, dibango, dibango
Come on dance the dibango, dibango, dibango
Dibango, dibanga, dibango, dibanga
Dibango, dibanga, dibango
Come on dance the dibango, come on, dance the dibanga
Come on dance the dibango, come on, dance the dibanga

I say Moustapha doesn't sleep because of the girl who doesn't dance
he even broke his guitar ahhh!!
I created songs but the girl doesn't want to dance
I created songs but the girl doesn't want to dance

Come on dance the dibango, dibango, dibango
Come on dance the dibango, dibango, dibango
Dibango, dibanga, dibango, dibanga
Dibango, dibanga, dibango
Come on dance the dibango, come on, dance the dibanga
Come on dance the dibango, come on, dance the dibanga

Aya yaa the girl protected me ayaya the girl protected me
It's the diban- dobanga, dibango-banga baa gobanga
Dibango dibanga, please don't tell to your guy that
Gnaga you are mousso for a guy because he has doungba dibanga
We ask whose child is this ? The girl is your mousso or your tchiza?
These ones are piki-kimin who bring fun onhh
Oun ka ta kretete kouta kouta

We oo down to the left dibango
We go to the right dibanga
We move forward together dibango
To each his own target
It's for dancing the dibango

Come on dance the dibango
Everybody dibango dibanga
Dibango then dibanga

-from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSOBnmOjX7A, Dibango Dibanga Lyrics [comment] posted by Charlee Mack, August 2022
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This is the same translation of the Ivory Coast song "Dibango Dibanga" that is given by Google translate, except that Google translate didn't give any results for the last word in the third line of this song and didn't give any results for the word "enjaille". 

The words that have no results for Google translate French to English aren't from the French language. My guess is that these words are from Nouchi. An excerpt from a pdf about Nouchi is found in the discussion thread for this pancocojams post.

Please help give the complete English language translation for this song.

What language/languages are the words that weren't translated by Google translate from French to English? What do those words mean and were the English words that Google translate gave correct?  

Additions and corrections are very welcome.

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Here are definitions for two words in that song that weren't translated by Google translate. Those words may be from Nouchi.

Enjaille/enjailment 
Google translate didn't give an English translation for the word "enjail". 
Here are two definitiond for that word:

https://definedictionarymeaning.com/topic/132650/enjaillement

Tina Feb 15, 2020
"West African version of [enjoyment] - involving [African food], [African music] and/or alcohol

 Having a good time, typically at a gathering (friends and/or family"

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https://hinative.com/questions/416040
"
Question about French (France)

What does enjaillement mean?

leleah, 6 May 2016

 French (France)

The feeling of joy. (but it's like old school-ish). It comes from the English "enjoyment" "

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tchiza = mistress 
from https://www-africatopsuccess-com.translate.goog/tchiza-le-fleau-qui-arrange-et-derange-en-afrique-centrale/?_x_tr_sl=fr&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc

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Since "tchiza" means "mistress", my guess is that "mousso" means "wife".

Also, my guess is that "
piki-kimin" means "children" (since "pickaninny" is a West Indian term for child/children).

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THE DISCUSSION THREAD FOR THIS SONG'S OFFICIAL VIDEO 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJo58QN5Mik

Most of the comments in this discussion thread are written in French. Google translate results from French to English are given after those comments.

All of these comments are from May 2022 to August 14, 2022.

These comments are presented in chronological order with the oldest comments given first, except for replies.

Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.

June 2022

1. Cornelia Grace Idongo Ngombi
"J'ai connue le song sur tiktok et je suis venus ici l'écouter entièrement, mais c'est du lourd bravo à l'artiste le song est propre.

L'Afrique le meilleur continent sur terre, mais les dirigeants le gaspillent."
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"
I knew the song on tiktok and I came here to listen to it entirely, but it's a big congratulations to the artist the song is clean.

Africa the best continent on earth, but the rulers are wasting it."

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2. 
Alfred Botomwito
"Ta chanson bouge le Tiktok. Bravo 👏👏"
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"That song moves on Tiktok. Bravo 👏👏"

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3. 
Ifeaka Kenneth
"I don't understand the language but the hit is fire🔥🔥 🥰🥰"

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Reply
4. patrick Agba
"It's language ivory cost / Abidjan"

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5. 
Anglais pour tous MK
"Enfin, après avoir remué Tiktok, le clip est enfin disponible. Bonne réalisation l'artiste, courage à toi💪"
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"Finally, after stirring Tiktok, the clip is finally available. Good achievement the artist, courage to you 💪"

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6. 
Fanny Issouf
"Fréro

Ta un pur talent 🙏🤗

la côte d'ivoire 🇨🇮 est fière de toi"
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"
Brother

Your a pure talent 🙏🤗

the ivory coast 🇨🇮 is proud of you"

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7. 
Jurgen Prince
"Incroyable 🥳🥳🤙 1 millions de vues en 9 jours..Un vrai tube pour l'été 🔥
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"
Incredible 🥳🥳🤙 1 million views in 9 days.. A real hit for the summer 🔥"

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8. Moubarak Tchagaou
"
J’ai eu une pensée à ce géant, cette légende de la musique africaine, Manu Dibango rip Papa🤍"
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"I had a thought of this giant, this legend of African music, Manu Dibango rip Papa🤍"
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From reading the comments in this discussion thread and the Google translate result for this song, it appears that the title "Dibango Dibanga" refer to a particular social dance. That song's singer Bello Falcao may have created this dance and given it that name in honor of the last name of the very popular Cameroonian singer/composer Manu Dibango. Here's some information about Manu Dibango from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manu_Dibango
"Emmanuel N'Djoké "Manu" Dibango (12 December 1933 – 24 March 2020)[2] was a Cameroonian musician and songwriter who played saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. His father was a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, while his mother was a Duala. He was best known for his 1972 single "Soul Makossa". He died from COVID-19 on 24 March 2020.[3][4]"

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9. jacques tchohou
"Coupé décalé à l'ancienne, C'est le Dibango banga Dibango banga, bango banga... 🔥🔥🔥...
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"It's the [classic] Coupé décalé .  It's the Dibango fear Dibango fear, they fear... 🔥🔥🔥."
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Google translate incorrectly translates the Coupé décalé music/dance as "cut off" and gave "Cut off to the old one" as the result for the first part of that comment.

Click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup%C3%A9-d%C3%A9cal%C3%A9 for information about Coupé décalé .
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In the context of this comment, the word "fear" may mean something like "in awe of" and/or "really respect [because it is so good".

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10. Gbazou Nicephore Landry
"He is Nigerian but we took him from you and now, he bacame ivoirian 🇨🇮 😂 🤞"

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11. 
Yannick GNANMITCHE
"He's not an Ivorian my guy, he's a Haitian."

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Reply
12. Denis Dro, July 2022
" @Yannick GNANMITCHE  Non c'est un togolais d'origine nigeriane, vivant en Côte d'Ivoire."
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"Yannick GNANMITCHE No, he's a Togolese of Nigerian origin, living in Ivory Coast.

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July 2022

13. Maada Rogers
"I don’t understand French but I love this music !!"

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August 2022

14. Djoby Tako
"On ne sait pas si c'est le coupé décalé classique, Makossa, afro beat, mais c'est tout un mélange d'animation saint et surtout sans filtre. C'est la dimension du hit. Rien à dire!!! 

<<C'est le Dibango banga Dibango banga bango banga

(Dibango dibanga) pardon faut pas dire à ton gars que ...>>"
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"We don't know if it's the classic coupé décalé* ,  Makossa, afro beat, but it's a whole mixture of holy animation and above all without filter. This is the size of the hit. Nothing to say!!!

<<It's the Dibango banga Dibango banga bango banga

(Dibango dibanga) sorry, don't tell your guy that...>>
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*Google translate incorrectly translates coupé décalé as “cut-off”.

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15. Tania Dominique
"J'suis Camerounaise et j'aime bien le rythme. Bravo aux artistes pour ce beau rythme 💕💕💕

Ça veut dire quoi Dibango chez vous ? Chez nous au Cameroun Dibango est un nom de famille très" répandu.
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"I'm Cameroonian and I like the rhythm. Congratulations to the artists for this beautiful rhythm 💕💕💕"

What does Dibango mean to you? With us in Cameroon Dibango is a very common surname."
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That discussion thread has no comments that actually resply to that question. One commenter wrote "It's a legend". That reply might refer to the widely popular Cameroonian singer/composer Manu Dibango.  

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16. Nimaga Moctar
"
Une nouvelle étoile j’espère que nous allons prendre soin de lui !!! J’écoute depuis Paris force à toi jeune frère"
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"A new star I hope we will take care of him!!! I listen from Paris force to you young brother"

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17. 
Lionel Nouketcheussi
"According to DBM TV, this amazing song is from Togo!"

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Reply
18. PUNABLE
"No he's ivoirien with origin of Nigeria"

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19. Elodie KOUMBA
"
Une tuerie, félicitations 🎊 à Bello Falcao, sans oublier tous les danseurs et danseuses qui ont participé à ce clip ,très belle chorégraphie"
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"
A killing, congratulations 🎊 to Bello Falcao, without forgetting all the dancers who participated in this clip, very beautiful choreography"
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"A killing"= a form of the African American Vernacular English word "kills" meaning something that (or someone who) does something exceptionally well. That form of "kills" isn't used in the United States. African Americans and other Americans would say "He killed it". 
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20.Tracy African Melanin Doll
"Am from 🇬🇭🇳🇬Am supporting my cousins 🇨🇮🥰😍"
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GHNG= Ghana, Nigeria

CI=  Côte d'Ivoire

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

"My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" ("Boys Are Rotten Made Out Of Cotton") Video, Analysis, & Examples



camille c, Dec 24, 2011

old school hand games from way back.. can u remember any more???.
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"My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" is chanted at 1:37 to 2:04 in this video.

The words for this version of that rhyme are given as Example #2 below. 

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Edited by Azizi Powell

Latest Revision - August 14, 2022

This pancocojams post showcases a YouTube video that includes the hand game "My Mother & Your Mother" (also known as "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" and/or "Boys Are Rotten Made Out Of Cotton", or other titles.

This post includes my analysis of the basic structure and content of examples of "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" rhymes.  A small number of examples from this family of  rhymes are also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, recreactional, and folkloric purposes.

Thanks to all the two young women who are featured in this video. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post.
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Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2021/09/sosos-esoso-and-similar-beginning.html for the closely related pancocojams post entitled "My Mother And Your Mother Live Across The Street" Hand Clap Rhymes That Begin With "SOSOS", "Esoso" Or Similar Letters."

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MY ANALYSIS OF THE RECREATIONAL RHYME "MY MOTHER & YOUR MOTHER LIVE ACROSS THE STREET"
Based on the number of online examples of this rhyme, "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" is a widely known English language children's rhyme.

Considering When This Rhyme Was First Chanted/Popularized   
I don't know when "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street was first chanted, but my guess is that it was composed in the United States in the 1980s as an updated version of the early 19th century rhyme "What Are Little Boys Made Of". 
Here's a portion of the United States version of that rhyme (from https://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=1421)

"What are little boys made of?... Frogs and snails,/ And puppy-dogs' tails"...

What are little girls made of?....Sugar and spice, And 
And all that's nice"...
-end of quote-
Click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Are_Little_Boys_Made_Of%3F for information about the "What  Are Little Boys Made Of" rhyme and the words to that rhyme.

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In her 2008 book Children's Folklore: A Handbook Elizabeth Tucker wrote that "Humorous lines distinguishing girls from boys were very popular in the 1980s and 1990s, reflecting girls’ awareness of  changing gender roles." 
 https://www.google.com/books/edition/Children_s_Folklore_A_Handbook/0pFxDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=boys+are+rotten+made+of+cotton+earliest+example+of+rhyme&pg=PA56&printsec=frontcover

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In contrast to the focus on girls being "sugar and spice and everything nice", the girls' verses in "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" refer to girls going being sexy, powerful, and more intelligent and knowledgeable than boys.

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The reference to "Pepsi" in the "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" reinforces my belief that this rhyme was composed in the 1980s as that decade is known for its Pepsi-Coke soda wars.

Furthermore, my guess is that the "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" rhyme was modeled after the "choosing it" ("counting out") rhyme "My Mother  & Your Mother Were Hanging Out  Clothers". The wording of that rhyme is very consistent until the last line.

Here's the first portion of that rhyme:

My mother and your mother were hanging out clothes.
My mother punched your mother right in the nose.
What colour was the blood?


The person who is pointed to randomly says a color. The color is spelled out and the person chanting continues the rhyme and ends with a line such as "and you are it" or "you are not it" (depending on whether this chant is used to choose "It" or to count out people in the group until the last person remaining is it.)

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"Hanging out clothes" means to use wooden clothespins as fasteners for just washed clothes on outdoor clotheslines so that the clothes could dry. 

I remember chanting "My Mother * Your Mother Were Hanging Out Clothes" during my childhood in Atantic City, New Jersey in the 1950s. However, I didn't know about the "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street " rhyme until my pre-teen nieces and their friends recited a version of that rhyme for me in 2006.


Click https://everything2.com/title/My+mother+and+your+mother+were+hanging+out+clothes for some information about and an example of "My Mother & Your Mother Were Hanging Out Clothes". Also, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN39mL1bR28 for a sound file of that rhyme.

The Basic & Expanded Structure/Content Of This Rhyme
A small number of examples of "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" begin with an introductory portion that is made up of the letters "sosos" or (less often) the letters "xoxox" or the letters "esso". Each of these letters are separately pronounced. My sense is that children chant this rhyme (and most other recreational rhymes by rote memory and don't concern themselves with what each line of the rhyme means. However, in spite of the fact that I've only come across one example of this rhyme that begins with "xoxox" (Example #11 below), my guess is that letters "sosos" is a folk processed form of "xoxox" which initially served the same purposes as their colloquial abbreviations for "hugs and kisses". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugs_and_kisses 

It appears that most examples of "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" begins with those words as a preface to several subsequent verses that favorably compare girls to boys. 
Many of the "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" examples that I've come across online contain the address 18-19 Blueberry Street and the first two comparison verses i.e. "Boys are rotten / Made out of cotten" "Girls are sexy / Made out of Pepsi". It's usally only after those lines that small changes occur in that rhyme. In its basic structure the rhyme then ends with lines that are composed of internal rhyming words and an end word rhymes with "You". i.e.
"Itsy Bitsy soda pop
Itsy bitsy boo
Itsy Bitsy soda pop  
A boy loves you".

However, like many contemporary (1970s and on) English language children's recreational rhymes (and it appears to me, particularly African American contemporary children's recreational rhymes), some versions of "My Mother & Your Mother" include verses of certain other independent (stand alone) children's recreaional rhymes. Those verses are combined with the basic form of "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street"  instead of the internal rhyming portion of the basic form of that rhyme. 

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
Around 2006, I took my pre-teen nieces Mimi and Dee Dee and two of their girlfriends who were the same ages to get pizza. The girls were helping me put on a rhyme and cheer demonstration later that day. When we ordered pizza I asked the girls what they wanted to drink, and each one said "Pepsi". I said something like "You guys really like "Pepsi" and one of my nieces said "It's because of the rhyme.". I said "Which rhyme?" and all of the girls recited the 'Girls drink Pepsi to get more sexy" line. i asked what rhyme that line came from and that was the first time I found out about the rhyme "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street".

That incident is an example of the real life influence of recreational rhymes on children's everyday attitudes and perspectives.

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S QUESTIONS
I've no idea where the 18-19 Blueberry Street address came from, but wonder if "Blueberry"  was lifted from the popular R&B song "Blueberry Hill" ("I Found My Thrill On Bulberry Hill").

Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxZ5iVhQ6iI for a YouTube sound file of Fats Domino singing "Blueberry Hill". Also, read Example #6(and the note given after it ) for comments about the frequently used 18 19 Blueberry Hill address in these "My Mother & Your Mother Live Across The Street" rhymes. 

When and how did this rhyme become so widely known before the Internet? Was it featured in a television series or a children's book or record of children's rhymes? 

Why do you think this rhyme is (or was) so widely known in the United States?

Is it also widely known in other English speaking nations?

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SOME EXAMPLES OF "MY MOTHER & YOUR MOTHER LIVE ACROSS THE STREET"

These examples are given without titles. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only. 

1.
My mother your mother live across the street
1819 Blueberry street
Every night they have a fight
and this is what they say

Boy's are rotten
made out of cotton
Girls are handy
made out of candy
Boys go to Jupiter
to get more stupider
Girls go to Mars
to get more candy bars
Boys drink whiskey
to get more frisky
Girls drink Pepsi
to get more sexy

Icky Icky soda pop
Icky Icky you
Icky Icky soda pop
a boy loves you
1...2...3...4...
-Author: Bluejeenz1, https://www.scrapbook.com/poems/doc/27001.html
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This is the most commonly structure of this rhyme that I've found. 

 My guess is that the lines "Girls are dandy made out of candy" and "Girls go to Mars to be superstars" are earlier forms of the lines that are given in this version. 

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2.

My mother your mother live across the street
1819 blueberry street
every night they had a fight
and this is what they said to me

boys are rotten made out of cotton

girls are sexy made out of Pepsi

boys go to jupiter to get more stupider

girls go to mars
to be superstars
Rumble tumble strawberry shake
Rumble tumble strawberry shake
rumble tumble strawberry shake
FREEZE
-camille c, Dec 24, 2011,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0KMFSj-FrQ&ab_channel=camillec 
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This is my transcription of the video that is embedded in this pancocojams post.
Additions and corrections are welcome.

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3. 

my mother your mother was wrong lmao:

my mother your mother lived down the sreet 18 19 marble street and every night they had a fight, this is what they said all night.

girls are sexi made out of pepsi

boys are rotten made out of cotton

girls go to mars to get more bras

boys go to jupiter to get more stupider

incy wincy lolly pop incy wincy woo incy wincy lolly pop i love you!
-Gabriella Casuscelli, 2015,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0KMFSj-FrQ&ab_channel=camillec 

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4.
From https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-01-31-tm-825-story.html "SCHOOL DAYS : The Attack of the Dumb-Boy Jokes" by Amy Ephron, Jan 31, 1993
..."Outside the window, I hear her 6-year-old sister playing skip rope to this rhyme:

Boys are rotten, made out of cotton.
Girls are dandy, made out of candy.
Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.
Girls go to college to get more knowledge .

 

It degenerates after that into:


Boys drink whiskey to get more frisky.
Girls drink Pepsi to get more sexy .”…
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That article continues with fragments of certain other recreational rhymes.

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5.

My mother your mother lived across the street
Eighteen nineteen Blueberry Street
Everytime they had a fight
This is what they said

Boys are rotten
Made out of cotton
Girls are handy
Made out of candy
Boys go to Jupiter
‘Cause they’re more stupider
Girls go to college
To get more knowledge
Boys drink beer to get more fear
Girls drink Pepsi to get more sexy

Inky binky soda pop, inky binky boo
inky binky soda pop a boy loves you
-https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/9780470773567.app2 , Hanley School Jump Rope Rhymes. Appendix B, Jump Rope Rhymes [Los Angeles, California]

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6. 

In [email address] @haverford.edu wrote:

my mother, your mother live across the street
18 19 blueberry street
when they meet they have a fight
and this is what they say to me

boys are rotten made out of cotton
girls are dandy made out of candy
boys go to jupiter to get more stupider

girls go to mars to be movie stars.


clickety, clockety soda pop.

 

OK, the one I remember went like this...

 

My mother your mother live across the way,

East 24th St., East Broadway
And every time they have a fight this is what they say:

Lady lady turn a round, round, round,
Lady lady touch the ground, ground ground,
Lady lady tie your shoe, shoe, shoe,
Lady lady that's enough of you!

I wonder how much of this stuff gets changed according to where one
lived, etc. F'rintance, I used to live on East 24th St. in Brooklyn,
so that's what we sang, but I was never quite clear if the words
weren't really East 34th St. (a more well-known Manhattan St.). So,
did the person who contributed the last rhyme above live on 1819
Blueberry street? Just wondering...
-Marianne Jablon, Apr 5, 1997,3:00:00 AM to betp [aol email adress], https://groups.google.com/g/rec.arts.books.childrens/c/KqUfjV4xxzc?pli=1
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Here's a reply to this comment in that same discussion thread:

Cheryl Gastaldo, Apr 5, 1997
"nope. never even heard of a blueberry street!! but someone might have
and then taught the rhyme to someone else and so on till i learned it (not
that it stopped with me...).

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7.

I heard it like this:

My mother you mother live across the street
1819 Mulberry street
When they get to talkin' this is what they say
Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider
Girls go to college to get more knowledge

Icky icky soda pop
Icky icky poo
icky icky soda pop
I love you
-The Mahoneys, Apr 6, 1997, 4:00:00 AM, 
https://groups.google.com/g/rec.arts.books.childrens/c/KqUfjV4xxzc?pli=1

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8.
Its something [like]

my momma your momma live across the street 1819 bluehill st and every night they had a fight and this is what it sounds like boys are rotten made out of cotton girls are sexy made out of Pepsi boys are stupider they're from Jupiter  girls goto Mars to get more bras trumble trumble strawberry shake trumble trumble strawberry shake or something like that lmao!

-michelle sousa, 2021 [comment], https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-NKrzvqz_I&t=2s&ab_channel=Geneas, published by Geneas "90s hand games (part 2}", published by Geneas, March 28, 2020
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I reformatted that comment to distinguish the comment from the rhyme itself. I also added the  word "like" in brackets & written in italics as that word clarifies what I think is meant by the words "its something".

Here's a reply to that comment from Nicole Steward, 2021
"@michelle sousa  now you must be born around 86. Because that is almost exactly how we did it almost I was looking for you one and found all these new ones I've never even heard of. Wanted to focus my 3yr old triplets on something they can do together."

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9. 

Might as well throw my version out there:
My mama
Your mama
Live across the street
18-19 blueberry street
Every time they have a fight
This is what they say
Boys are rotten made out of cotton
Girls are sexy made out of Pepsi
Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider
Girls go to college to get more knowledge
Boys take a bath to get more math
Girls take a shower to get more power
Itsy Bitsy soda pop
Itsy bitsy boo
Itsy Bitsy soda pop
A BOY LOVES YOU!

 

MAKES NO SENSE but it was the jam at recess lol

NUDIVA85, Aug 06 2009, http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/childhood-songs-or-rhymes_topic205958_page10.htm [This link is no longer active.]


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10. 

esso esso esso ess
my mother
your mother
lived across the street
18, 19 strawberry sweet
every night they had a fight
and this is what they say all night
boy are rotten, made out of cotton
girls are sexy, made out of pepsi
boys go to jupiter to get more stupider
girls go to mars to be film stars
ramma ramma PUSH
ramma ramma CLAP
ramma ramma FREEZE IT  (thats when you strike your best pose and freeze)
-Derri - Aug 06 2009,  

http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/childhood-songs-or-rhymes_topic205958_page10.htm [This link is no longer active.]

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11.

XOXOXOX  
My mother and your mother
live across the street
eighteen nineteen Blueberry Street
Every night about half past five
they have a fight
and this is what they say

My mother your mother lives down the street

18, 19 Marble Street and every time they have a fight

This is what they tell me:

“Boys are rotten, made out of cotton

Girls are sexy made out of Pepsi

Itchy witchy lollipop, the boys like you, shampoo

Bull dog bull dog hanky panky

Fee fie foe thumb

Pass it to the last one.
 Boys are rotten
made out of cotton.
Girls are dandy
made out of candy
Boys that are beautiful
to get more stupider.
Girls that are wilder
To get more milder.
Boys drink beer
To get nowhere.
Girls drink Pepsi
To get more sexy.
-African American girls and boys (ages 6-12 years); Millview Acres; Clairton, PA, 1999, collected by Azizi Powell.
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This is my transcription of this rhyme. "XOXOX" is the first line that is chanted in this rhyme. .

Clairton, Pennsylvania is a located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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12.

My mother, your mother live(d) down the street,
18, 19 Marble Street,
And every time they had a fight
And this is the way they told me.
Boys are rotten made out of cotton,
Girls are sexy made out of Pepsi,
Itchy-witchy lollipop, itchy-witchy poo,
Itchy-witchy lollipop, boys love you,
Shampoo,
That is not true,
Channel 2.
-https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/lals/research/projects/language-in-the-playground-project/publications/lip70.pdf
NZ Playground Language Clapping Games, ©Laurie and Winifred Bauer 2002 [link no longer active]
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"NZ" = New Zealand

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13.

My mother your mother lived down the street,
18, 19 Marble Street
And every night they had a fight
And this is what they told me.
Girls are rotten made out of cotton
Boys are sexy made out of Pepsi,
Incey-wincey spider,
Incey-wincey woo,
Incey-wincey spider,
I love you.
-https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/lals/research/projects/language-in-the-playground-project/publications/lip70.pdf
NZ Playground Language Clapping Games, ©Laurie and Winifred Bauer 2002 [link no longer active]
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"NZ" = New Zealand

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14. 

My mother your mother lives down the street

18, 19 Marble Street and every time they have a fight

This is what they tell me:

“Boys are rotten, made out of cotton

Girls are sexy made out of Pepsi

Itchy witchy lollipop, the boys like you, shampoo

Bull dog bull dog hanky panky

Fee fie foe thumb

Pass it to the last one.
-https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/lals/research/projects/language-in-the-playground-project/publications/lip70.pdf
NZ Playground Language Clapping Games, ©Laurie and Winifred Bauer 2002 [link no longer active]
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"NZ" = New Zealand

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15.

My mother your mother live across the street
18, 19 blueberry street
every time when it is night
the kids come out and start to fight:
Boys are rotten made outta cotton,
girls are sexy made out of pepsi,
boys go to jupiter to get more stupider,
girls go to college to get more knowledge.
Wrap it up in toilet paper, send it down the escalator.
1st floor stop by your mama,
2nd floor stop by your papa,
3rd floor said you better watch out for the s s the t t the o o the p p spellssss stop.

(And they pause to see who moves first)
-Guest KLC (East Harlem, New York City, New York); http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=63097 "Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?", July 11, 2008


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