Froggy Went A-Courtin'

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Froggie went a-courtin' he did ride, hmm (2x)
Froggie went a-courtin' he did ride
Sword pistol by his side, hmm

Rode up to Miss Mouse's door, hmm (2x)
He rode up to Miss Mouse's door
Gave three raps and a very loud roar, hmm

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

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

``Without my Uncle Rat's consent...
I wouldn't marry the president.''...

Uncle Rat he laughed and shook his fat sides...
To think his niece would be a bride....

Uncle Rat went a-runnin' down to town...
To buy his niece a wedding gown....

Where shall the wedding supper be?...
Way down yonder in a hollow tree....

What shall the wedding supper be?...
A fried mosquito and a black eyed pea....

First to come in was a flying moth....
She laid out the tablecloth....

Next to come in, a juney bug...
A-carryin' a water jug....

Next to come in was a bumberly bee,...
Set his fiddle on his knee....

Next to come in was a broken-backed flea,...
A-dancin' a jig with the bumberly bee....

Next to come in was Mrs. Cow,...
Tried to dance but didn't know how....

Next to come in was a little black tick....
He ate so much it made him sick....

Next to come in was Dr. Fly....
Said Mr. Tick would surely die....

Next to come was a big black snake....
He ate up all the wedding cake....

Next to come in was an old gray cat....
She swallowed the rat and ate up the rat....

Mr. Frog went a-jumpin' over the brook....
A lily white duck came and swallowed him up....

Little piece of cornbread lying on the shelf....
If you want any more you can sing it yourself....

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