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Thread #2338   Message #157064
Posted By: wildlone
02-Jan-00 - 03:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Frog in the Well
Subject: Lyr Add: HERE'S TO CHESHIRE
While I was looking at Old Threads I found this
I tried the links but they did not work so I am posting this gem,it did not seem to be in the data base
Heres To Cheshire. A song I heard the Spinners sing many years ago.

HERE'S TO CHESHIRE

There was an old frog lived in a well,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
And a pretty little mouse lived in a mill,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.

Chorus.

Here's to Cheshire and here's to cheese,
And here's to the pears and the apple trees,
Here's to the lovely strawberries,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.

Froggy went a courting and he did 'rive,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells,
"Now Missy Mouse you must decide,"
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.

"Oh I am rich and I am brave,"
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells,
"What better husband can you have?"
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
"Well I'll never take your word for that,"
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
"You'll have to satisfy Uncle Rat."
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.

Says Uncle Rat, "I'm much afraid."
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells,
"If you don't marry Froggy, you'll die an old maid."
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
So the knot was secured sure and fast,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
She's off her uncles' hands at last.
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.

Open the oysters, still champagne,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells,
Never will there be such a feast again
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
Tune up the fiddles, let's have a square,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
Top couple must be the happy pair.
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.

But as they were going it hot and strong,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
A big grey cat came prowling along.
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
She sprang in the window out of the yard,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
And she didn't bring any invitation card.
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.

Well Uncle Rat like a hero stood,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
And puss wet her whiskers in his blood,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
Little Missy Mouse made a dive for a crack,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
Puss made a pounce and broke her back.
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.

And where was the gallant frog this while?
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
. Well he just about broke the four minute mile.
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
He came to a brook and he didn't stop to look,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
And the old Drake nabbed him in his crook,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.

So that was the end of him and her.
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.
There won't be any tadpoles covered in fur,
Ding, dang, dong go the wedding bells.