Ferret Went A-Courtin'

Lyrics © Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa. \ttto``Froggy Went A-Courtin'' (trad)

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F erret went a-courtin' he did ride, uh huh
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F erret went a-courtin' he did ride, uh h uh
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F erret went a-courtin' he did ride
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Sw ord and laptop by his side, uh h uh, uh h uh, uh h uh

He rode up to Miss Wolfie's door, uh huh (2x)
He rode up to Miss Wolfie's door
Gave three raps and a very loud roar, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh

Said he, ``Miss Wolf, are you within?''...
``Yes, kind sir, I sit and spin.''...

He took Miss Wolfie on his knee...
Said, ``Miss Wolf, will you marry me?''...

``Without my Papa Bear's consent...
We couldn't afford the hotel rent.''...

The Mandelbear laughed 'til he shook his sides...
To think his girl would be a bride...

Mama Cat telephoned into town...
To buy her daughter a wedding gown...

They threw a party at a furry con...
You'd never believe what fun went on...

The wedding will be at Consonance...
The filkers and the furries will sing and dance...

Well the filkers came from near and far...
Some came by plane, some came by car...

Well the otter and the civet and the polar bear...
And the dolphin and the panther all were there...

The stag and the cougar sat side by side...
And some of the relatives tried to hide...

The Best Man was a killer whale...
The bridesmaids started turning pale...

The ceremony was short and sweet...
Now we can sing and then we'll eat...

Where will the wedding luncheon be...
In the bar downstairs; come and follow me...

There's a bottle of Tully sittin' on the shelf...
If you want to hear more you can sing it yourself...

For my daughter's wedding at Consonance 2008. All of the animals referred to are actual wedding guests with furry personas.