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Thread #176   Message #2373547
Posted By: Steve Gardham
24-Jun-08 - 05:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Froggie Went A-Courting
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Froggie Went A-Courting
Off the top of my head I think this song and its many variants almost rivals Barbara Allen in popularity.
My favourite ending is sung by Jim Eldon, the Brid Fiddler.

Now nature ordered as you were, Ling dum bullydum a Koy me
And we won't have tadpoles covered in fur etc.

Don't know where he got it from.

My favourite version is on an American TV cartoon. Can't remember the name of the crazy character that keeps breaking his fiddle? strings and replaces them by plucking out a cat's whisker who I think is his unappreciative adversary.
Froggie wen' a courtin' an he did ride, Crambone!