Collected by Garnett Peters For Mary C. Parler
John Pennington Fayetteville, Ark Aug. 11, 1958
Reel 312, Item 7
Frog Went A Courting
Frog went a courting and he did ride Rock strop bottom Mr. Kimbo A sword and a pistol to his side Rock strop bottom Mr. Kimbo Kimbo Kimbo, killed a flowero Flowero, flowero, flavor.
Tuma rock trop bottom tuma flamadoode Yelloe booger
Rock strop bottom Mr. Kimbo.
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He went down to Miss Mousie’s hall There he did both knock and call.
Say, Miss Mousie, will you have me?
She said, You’ll have to go and ask Uncle Ned.
Uncle Ned laughed and shook his fat sides For to think his niece would be a frog’s bride.
Where will the wedding be?
Away down yonder in a hollow tree.
What will we have for the wedding supper?
Blackeyed peas and yellow butter.
Saddle and bridle are hanging on the shelf,
If you want any more you can sing it yourself.
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