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Laura Branigan – Name Game lyrics

Common everybody

I say now lets now play a game

I bet you 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

Then I say

Bo - add a 'b' and then I say the name
Banana fanna and foe
And then I say the name again with an 'f' very plain
Then a fee fie and moe
And then I say the name again with an 'm' this time
And there isn't any name that I can't rhyme

But if the first two letters are ever the same,
I drop them both then say the name

Like bob,
Bob drop the 'b' bo ob

Or fred
Fred drop the 'f' Foe red

Or Mary,
Mary, drop the 'm's Moe Ary
That's the only rule that is contrary

O. K.

Now say Bo Bo!
Now tony with a B Bony!
Then Banna Fanna and Foe Banna Fanna and Foe!
Then you say the name again
With an f very plain Fony!
Then a fee fie and a mo Fee, Fie, Moe!
Then you same the name again
With an m this time Mony!

And there isn't any name you can't rhyme

Everybody do Tony!

Tony, Tony
Bo, Bony
Banana, Fanna, Foe. Fony
Fee, Fie, Moe, Mony

Pretty good, let's do Billy,

Billy, Billy
Bo, illy
Banana, Fanna, Foe. Filly
Fee, Fie, Moe, Milly

A little trick with Nick

Nick, Nick
Bo, Bick
Banana, Fanna, Foe. Fick
Fee, Fie, Moe, Mick

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