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Mister Frog Went a-Courting Mister frog went a-courting and he did ride Uh-hmm, Uh-hmm Mister frog went a-courting and he did ride A sword and pistol by his side Uh-hmm, Uh-hmm. He went down to Missy Mousie's door Where he had often been before. He said, "Missy Mouse, are you within?" "Yes kind sir, I sit and spin." He took Missy Mouse upon his knee And said "Missy Mouse, will you marry me?" "Without my Uncle Rat's consent" "I wouldn't marry the pres-I-dent." Uncle Rat laughed and shook his fat sides, To think his niece would be a bride. When Uncle Rat gave his consent The weasel wrote the publishment. Where will the wedding supper be? Way down yonder in a holler tree. What will the wedding supper be? Two green beans and a black-eyed pea. The first guest in was a bumblebee He danced a jig with a crook-backed flea. The owl did hoot, the birds they sang And through the woods the music rang. They all went sailing 'cross the lake And got swallered up by a big black snake There's bread and cheese upon the shelf If you want any more you can sing it yourself. Recorded (in more or less this form) by Burl Ives DT #306 RG
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!