Frog went a courtin’

Wedderburn’s Complaynt of Scotland (1548) under the name
“The Frog cam to the Myl dur”

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Frog went a-courtin’ and he did ride, Uh-hah
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Frog went a-courtin ,and he did ride, Uh-hah
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Frog went a-courtin’, and he did ride, With asword and a pistol by his side, Uh
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Said He, “Miss Mouse,are you within?” Uh-hah
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Said He, “Miss Mouse,are you within? Uh-hah
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Said He, “Miss Mouse,are you within?”“Yes, kind sir,I sit and spin, Uh
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[Verse 4]
He took Miss Mousey on his knee, Uh-hah
Took Miss Mousey on his knee, Uh-hah
Took Miss Mousey on his knee
Said, “Miss Mousey, will you marry me?” Uh-hah ah hah, ah hah
[Verse 5]
“Not Without my uncle Rat’s consent, Uh-hah”
“Not Without my uncle Rat’s consent, Uh-hah”
“Without my uncle Rat’s consent
I wouldn’t marry the president, Uh-hah ah hah, ah hah”
[Verse 6]
Uncle Rat laughed shook his fat sides, Uh-hah
Uncle Rat laughed shook his fat sides, Uh-hah
Uncle Rat laughed shook his fat sides
To think his niece would be a bride, Uh-hah ah hah, ah hah
[Verse 7]
Where shall the wedding supper be? Uh-hah
Where shall the wedding supper be? Uh-hah
Where shall the wedding supper be?
Way down yonder in a hollow tree, Uh-hah ah hah, ah hah
[Verse 8]
What should the wedding supper be? Uh-hah
What should the wedding supper be? Uh-hah
What should the wedding supper be?
Fried mosquito in a black-eye pea, Uh-hah ah hah, ah hah
[Verse 9]
Well, first to come in was a flyin’ moth, Uh-hah
First to come in was a flyin’ moth, Uh-hah
First to come in was a flyin’ moth
She laid out the table cloth, Uh-hah ah hah, ah hah
[Verse 10]
Next to come in was a juney bug, Uh-hah
Next to come in was a juney bug, Uh-hah
Next to come in was a juney bug
She brought the whisky in a water jug, Uh-hah ah hah, ah hah
[Verse 11]
Next to come in was a little black tick, Uh-hah
Next to come in was a little black tick, Uh-hah
Next to come in was a little black tick
She ate so much she made us sick, Uh-hah ah hah, ah hah
[Verse 12]
Next to come in was a big black snake, Uh-hah
Next to come in was a big black snake, Uh-hah
Next to come in was a big black snake
Ate up all of the wedding cake, Uh-hah ah hah, ah hah
[Verse 13]
Next to come in was the old gray cat, Uh-hah
Next to come in was the old gray cat, Uh-hah
Next to come in was the old gray cat
Swallowed the mouse and ate up the rat, Uh-hah ah hah, ah hah
[Verse 14]
Mr. Frog went a-hoppin’ up over the brook, Uh-hah
Mr. Frog went a-hoppin’ up over the brook, Uh-hah
Mr. Frog went a-hoppin’ up over the brook
A lily-white duck come and swallowed him up, Uh-hah ah hah, ah
hah
[Verse 15]
A little piece of cornbread layin’ on a shelf, Uh-hah
A little piece of cornbread layin’ on a shelf, Uh-hah
A little piece of cornbread layin’ on a shelf
If you want anymore, you can sing it yourself, Uh-hah ah hah,
ah hah

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