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raredance Folklore: Songs about Rats (36) RE: Folklore: Songs about Rats 18 Feb 06

III. "Uncle Rat's Courtship" from Ozark Folk Songs by Vance Randolf(A variation on a theme with none of those d-amphibians. The first part of this is rhymed couplets, the last part is internally rhymed singlets.)
Uncle Rat he courted Miss Mouse
He rode over to her house

He got down and walked right in
There set Miss Mouse to card and spin

He took Miss Mouse upon his knee
He says, my dear will you marry me

Where will the wedding supper be
Way down yonder in a hollow tree

What will we have for supper, says she
A black-eyed pea and a cup of tea

In come a bumblebee with a banjo on his knee

Next come a spider with a jug of cider

Next come a snake with a basket of cake

Next come a fly with a basket of pie

Next come a flea with a pot of tea

Next come a bee with sugar for the tea

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