In 1965 a song for rhyming names was a hit.
No matter how unusual the name, it always fit.
All the teens sang along including the fellas.
It was written and performed by Shirley Ellis.
I am forever doing these silly little rhymes.
Even did one right around Christmastime.
And in that rhyme I mentioned Gretchen.
A woman most folks consider quite fetchin'.
A gauntlet was laid down by Gretchen.
Words for this challenge sent my brain stretchin'.
Obsessed I became to rhyme words with Gretchen.
I rhymed while I cleaned and worked in the kitchen.
She inspires us each week to write our Spin.
She puts her nativity next to bourbon and gin.
She hails from Texas a fact I must mention.
He folks with love gave her the name of Gretchen.
Gretchen, Gretchen bo bretchen,
Bonana, fanna fo Fretchen,
Fee fy mo Mretchen.
Excerpt of instructions for how to play The Name Game!