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Frog Went Wooing (OT2003-3001-006)



Froggie would a-wooing go
Whether his lover was wooing or no
So off she started with his nice new hat
On this road he met with a rat

Pray Mister Rat will you go with me
Kind Misses Mousie for to see
They soon arrived at Mousie's hall
And they gave a loud knock and they gave a loud call

[MacArthur suggests that Hastings sing]

Pray Misses Mouse are you within
Yes kind sir I'm sitting to spin

[Hastings explains: "And every while that comes in, 'uh-huh,' you know"]

Pray Misses Mouse may we come in
Yes kind sirs I'm sitting to spin
You sing us a song
But let it be something that's not very long

They soon
While they were making a merry din
The cat and the kitten come tumbling in

They cat she sees the rat with the crown
And the kitten pulled the little mouse down
This gave Mister Frog a terrible fright
So he picked up his hat and he bid them good night

Froggie was crossing a [unintelligible] brook
A little white duck came and gobbled him up
So that was the end of one-two-three
The mouse and the rat and the little froggie

Dublin Core

Title

Frog Went Wooing (OT2003-3001-006)

Alternative Title

Frog Went A-Courting
There Was a Puggie in a Well
Sing Song Kitty
Froggie Would A-Wooing Go
Great Lord Frog to Lady Mouse
It Was a Mouse
Frog in the Spring

Description

Song excerpted from audio recording OT2003-3001, part of VFC2003-0007 Margaret MacArthur Collection.

Creator

Source

Margaret MacArthur Collection -- VFC2003-0007. Vermont Folklife Center Archive, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, Vermont, United States of America.

Date Created

1961-10-11

Contributor

Language

en

Identifier

VFC2003-0007 OT2003-3001-006

Rights Holder

Vermont Folklife Center

Song Item Type Metadata

Local Title

Frog Went Wooing

Standard Title

Frog and Mouse

Standard Title Reference

Folk Music Index (http://www.ibiblio.org/folkindex)

Transcription

Froggie would a-wooing go
Whether his lover was wooing or no
So off she started with his nice new hat
On this road he met with a rat

Pray Mister Rat will you go with me
Kind Misses Mousie for to see
They soon arrived at Mousie's hall
And they gave a loud knock and they gave a loud call

[MacArthur suggests that Hastings sing]

Pray Misses Mouse are you within
Yes kind sir I'm sitting to spin

[Hastings explains: "And every while that comes in, 'uh-huh,' you know"]

Pray Misses Mouse may we come in
Yes kind sirs I'm sitting to spin
You sing us a song
But let it be something that's not very long

They soon
While they were making a merry din
The cat and the kitten come tumbling in

They cat she sees the rat with the crown
And the kitten pulled the little mouse down
This gave Mister Frog a terrible fright
So he picked up his hat and he bid them good night

Froggie was crossing a [unintelligible] brook
A little white duck came and gobbled him up
So that was the end of one-two-three
The mouse and the rat and the little froggie

Duration

1:35

Citation

Hastings, Ethel, “Frog Went Wooing (OT2003-3001-006),” Vermont Folklife Center Digital Collections, accessed August 17, 2022, http://explore.vermontfolklifecenter.org/digital-archive/collections/items/show/923.