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Froggie Went A-Courtin'

Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


July/Aug 1992
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  Bob Dylan's Garage Studio, Malibu, CA - late july -- early august 1992  

Frog went a courtin' and he did ride, uh-huh
Frog went a courtin' and he did ride, uh-huh
Frog went a courtin' and he did ride
With a sword and a pistol by his side, uh-huh.

Well he rode right up to Miss Mousey's door, uh-huh
He rode right up to Miss Mousey's door, uh-huh
He rode right up to Miss Mousey's door
Gave three raps and a very loud roar, uh-huh.

He said, "Miss Mouse are you within?'', uh-huh
He said, "Miss Mouse are you within?'', uh-huh
He said, "Miss Mouse are you within?''
"Yes kind sir, I sit and spin'', uh-huh.

He took Miss Mousey on his knee, uh-huh
Took Miss Mousey on his knee, uh-huh
Took Miss Mousey on his knee
Said, "Miss Mousey will you marry me?'' uh-huh.

"Without my uncle rat's consent'', uh-huh
"Without my uncle rat's consent'', uh-huh
"Without my uncle rat's consent''
"I wouldn't marry the president'', uh-huh.

Uncle rat laughed and he shook his fat sides, uh-huh
Uncle rat laughed and he shook his fat sides, uh-huh
Uncle rat laughed and he shook his fat sides
To think his niece would be a bride.

Uncle rat went runnin' downtown, uh-huh
Uncle rat went runnin' downtown, uh-huh
Uncle rat went runnin' downtown
To buy his niece a wedding gown, uh-huh.

Where should the wedding supper be, uh-huh
Where should the wedding supper be, uh-huh
Where should the wedding supper be
Way down yonder in the hollow tree, uh-huh.

What should the wedding supper be, uh-huh
What should the wedding supper be, uh-huh
What should the wedding supper be
Fried mosquitoe and a roasted flea.

First to come in was the flyin' moth, uh-huh
First to come in was the flyin' moth, uh-huh
First to come in was the flyin' moth
She laid out the tablecloth, uh-huh.

Next to come in was the judy bug, uh-huh
Next to come in was the judy bug, uh-huh
Next to come in was the judy bug
She brought the water jug, uh-huh.

Next to come in was a bumbley bee, uh-huh
Next to come in was a bumbley bee, uh-huh
Next to come in was a bumbley bee
Sat mosquitoe on his knee.

Next to come in was a broken back flea, uh-huh
Next to come in was a broken back flea, uh-huh
Next to come in was a broken back flea
Danced a jig with the bumbley bee, uh-huh.

Next to come in was Mrs cow, uh-huh
Next to come in was Mrs cow, uh-huh
Next to come in was Mrs cow
She tried to dance but she didn't know how, uh-huh.

Next to come in was a little black tick, uh-huh
Next to come in was a little black tick, uh-huh
Next to come in was a little black tick
She ate so much it made her sick.

Next to come in was a big blake snake, uh-huh
Next to come in was a big blake snake, uh-huh
Next to come in was a big blake snake
Ate up all of the wedding cake, uh-huh.

Next to come in was the old grey cat, uh-huh
Next to come in was the old grey cat, uh-huh
Next to come in was the old grey cat
Swallowed the mouse and ate up the rat, uh-huh.

Mr Frog went hoppin' up over the brook, uh-huh
Mr Frog went hoppin' up over the brook, uh-huh
Mr Frog went hoppin' up over the brook,
A lilly white duck came and swallowed him up, uh-huh.

A little piece of cornbread layin' on the shelf, uh-huh
A little piece of cornbread layin' on the shelf, uh-huh
A little piece of cornbread layin' on the shelf
If you want anymore you can sing it yourself, uh-huh.  up
    

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