Mudcat Café message #5873 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1681   Message #5873
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28-May-97 - 08:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Froggy Went A-Courtin'
Subject: Lyr Add: MR. FROGGIE WENT A-COURTIN' (from B Ives)
There's more versions of this than of ROSEWOOD CASKET. Guess one more won't hurt. Here's the BURL IVES version:

MR. FROGGIE WENT A-COURTIN' - As Recorded by Burl Ives

Frog went a-courtin' and he did ride, (uh hum) (repeat)
A sword and a pistol by his side, (uh hum)

He went down to Missy mouse's door, (uh hum) (repeat)
Where he had been many times before, (uh hum)

Missy Mouse are you within?, (uh hum) (repeat)
Yes kind sir I sit and spin, (uh hum)

Took Missy Mouse upon his knee, (uh hum) (repeat)
Said Missy Mouse will you marry me, (uh hum)

Without my Uncle Rat's consent, (uh hum) (repeat)
I wouldn't marry the President, (uh hum)

Uncle Rat laughed and shook his fat sides, (uh hum) (repeat)
To think his niece would be a bride, (uh hum)

When Uncle Rat gave his consent, (uh hum) (repeat)
The Weasel wrote the publishment, (uh hum)

Next came in was a Bumblebee, (uh hum) (repeat)
Danced a jig with a 2-legg'd flea, (uh hum)

The Owl did hoot and the birds they sing, (uh hum) (repeat)
And thru the woods the music rang, (uh hum)

Where will the wedding breakfast be, (uh hum) (repeat)
Way down yonder in a hollow tree, (uh hum)

What will the wedding breakfast be, (uh hum) (repeat)
Two Green Beans and a Black-eyed Pea, (uh hum)

They all went sailing across the lake, (uh hum) (repeat)
And got swallowed up by a big Black Snake, (uh hum)

There's bread and cheese upon the shelf, (uh hum) (repeat)
If you want any more you can sing it yourself, (uh hum),

Gene Graham

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