Froggie Went a Courtin'

1. 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.

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2. Well he rode up to Miss Mousey's door, Uh-huh,

Well he rode up to Miss Mousey's door, Uh-huh,

Well he rode up to Miss Mousey's door.

Gave three loud raps and a very big roar, Uh-huh.

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3. Said, "Miss Mouse, are you within?" Uh-huh,

Said he, "Miss Mouse, are you within?" Uh-huh,

Said, "Miss Mouse, are you within?"

"Yes, kind sir, I sit and spin," Uh-huh.

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4. 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.

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5. "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

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6. 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, Uh-huh.

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7. 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

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8. Where shall the wedding supper be? Uh-huh,

Where shall the wedding supper be? Uh-huh,

Where shall the wedding supper be?

Way down yonder in a hollow tree, Uh-huh

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9. What should the wedding supper be? Uh-huh,

What should the wedding supper be? Uh-huh,

What should the wedding supper be?

Fried mosquito in a black-eye pea, Uh-huh.

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10. Well, first to come in was a flyin' moth, Uh-huh,

First to come in was a flyin' moth, Uh-huh,

First to come in was a flyin' moth.

She laid out the table cloth, Uh-huh.

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11. Next to come in was a juney bug, Uh-huh,

Next to come in was a juney bug, Uh-huh,

Next to come in was a juney bug.

She brought the water jug, Uh-huh.

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12. 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 mosquito on his knee, Uh-huh.

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13. Next to come in was a broken black flea, Uh-huh,

Next to come in was a broken black flea, Uh-huh,

Next to come in was a broken black flea.

Danced a jig with the bumbley bee, Uh-huh.

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14. 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.

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15. 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 she made us sick, Uh-huh.

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16. Next to come in was a big black snake, Uh-huh,

Next to come in was a big black snake, Uh-huh,

Next to come in was a big black snake.

Ate up all of the wedding cake, Uh-huh.

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17. Next to come was the old gray cat, Uh-huh,

Next to come was the old gray cat, Uh-huh,

Next to come was the old gray cat.

Swallowed the mouse and ate up the rat, Uh-huh.

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18. Mr. Frog went a-hoppin' up over the brook, Uh-huh,

Mr. Frog went a-hoppin' up over the brook, Uh-huh,

Mr. Frog went a-hoppin' up over the brook.

A lily-white duck come and swallowed him up, Uh-huh.

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19. A little piece of cornbread layin' on a shelf, Uh-huh,

A little piece of cornbread layin' on a shelf, Uh-huh,

A little piece of cornbread layin' on a shelf.

If you want anymore, you can sing it yourself, Uh-huh.

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by Bob Dylan (arr)

Copyright 1992 Special Rider Music

First release: Good as I Been to You, 1992

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