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GUEST, Lyr Req: Way Down Yonder on Beaver Creek (19) RE: Way Down Yonder on Beaver Creek 04 Feb 03

I am looking for a song maybe related to this one. A story song about a "bull frog" and the whole town that go down to the corner store. The chorus goes like this:
Way down yonder on the Yankety-yank
a bullfrog jumped from bank to bank
Just because he'd nothing better for to do.
Stubbed his toe and he fell in the water
You could hear him holler for a mile and a quarter
Just because he'd nothing better for to do.

Sounds like it could have been adapted from the earlier "darky" language, however this whole story has the theme of everyone (even down to the trees) cramming into the corner store, then the bull frog is left alone and he just puffs up and explodes. My dad sang it and probably learned it w/guitar in the early '50s from Pappy Shaw's square dance school in CO, or Berea KY college summer.

Thanks for any help!

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