43-— A FROG HE WOULD A-WOOING GO.
1 A Frog he would a-wooing go, Heigh-ho, says Roley. A Frog he would a-wooing go Whether his mother would let him or no,
With a Roley Poley, Gammon and Spinach, Heigh-ho says Anthony Roley.
2 He saddled and bridled a great black snail, And rode between the horns and the tail.
3 So off he set with his opera hat, And on the way he met with a rat.
4 They rode till they came to Mousey Hall, And there they both did knock and call.
5 "Pray, Mrs. Mouse, are you within?' "Oh yes, sir, here I sit and spin."
6 Then Mrs. Mouse she did come down All smartly dresst in a russet gown.
7 " Pray, Mrs. Mouse, can you give us some beer, That froggy and I may have good cheer?,:
8 She had not been sitting long to spin,
When the cat and the kittens came tumbling in.
9 The cat she seiz'd Master Rat by the crown. The kitten she pulled Miss Mousey down.
io This put Mr. Frog in a terrible fright;
He took up his hat and he wished them "Good night."
ii And as he was passing over the brook
A lily white duck came and gobbled him up.
12 So there's an end of one, two, and three, The Rat, the Mouse, and little Froggy.