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9. They eat whisde pig all they could hold; They eat whisde pig all they could hold; Till there was none left in the bowl. Tam-a rig-tail fodi dink di-de-o.
10.1 set a steel trap up on the hill; I set a steel trap up on the hill; Now we'll have whisde pig at our will. Tam-a rig-tail fodi dink di-de-o.
11. One old woman was the mother of us all; One old woman was the mother of us all; She fed us on whisde pig as soon as we could crawl. Tam-a rig-tail fodi dink di-de-o.
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Obtained from Mrs. C. L. Franklin. This version is practically identical with that of Bradley Kincaid, p. 31, referred to under A.
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THE FROG AND THE MOUSE
See Journal, XXXV, 392; Wyman and Brockway, 25; Campbell and
Sharp, No. 119; Cox, No. 162; Hudson, Journal, XXXIX, 166; Sandburg,
143; Scarborough, 46 ff.; R.W.Gordon, New York Times Magazine,
January 8,1928; Thomas, p. 154; Flanders and Brown, p. 122; Brown, p. 11.
A
"Froggie Went a-Courting." Obtained from Miss Julia Stokes, Crossnore, Avery County, North Carolina, January, 1932, who recorded the song from the singing of Talton Aldridge.
1. Froggie went a-courting and he did ride ur-hur; Froggie went a-courting and he did ride
With a sword and pistol by his side ur-hur.
2. He rode up to Miss Mouse's door ur-hur; He rode up to Miss Mouse's door;
He hit it so hard that made it roar ur-hur.
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