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The Frog and the Mouse
3.  Miss Mouse got up and let him in ur-hur; Miss Mouse got up and let him in;
How they courted was a sin ur-hur.
4. He took Miss Mouse upon his knee ur-hur; He took Miss Mouse upon his knee;
He said: "Miss Mouse, will you marry me?" ur-hur.
5.  Says: "Kind sir, I can't answer that" ur-hur; Says: "Kind sir, I can't answer that
Till I ask my Uncle Rat" ur-hur.
6.  Uncle Rat gave his consent ur-hur; Uncle Rat gave his consent;
The weasel wrote the publiment ur-hur.
7.  Uncle Rat, he has gone to town ur-hur; Uncle Rat, he has gone to town
To buy his niece a wedding gown ur-hur.
8. What shall he get for the wedding gown? ur-hur; What shall he get for the wedding gown ?
A piece of the skin of the old gray houn' ur-hur.
9. Where shall the wedding supper be? ur-hur; Where shall the wedding supper be ?
A-way down yonder in a hollow-tree ur-hur.
1 o. What shall the wedding supper be ? ur-hur; What shall the wedding supper be ? Dogwood soup and catnip tea ur-hur.
11.  The first came in was a little white moth ur-hur; The first came in was a little white moth.
She spread on the table cloth ur-hur.
12. The next came in was a bumble bee ur-hur; The next came in was a bumble bee
With his fiddle on his knee ur-hur.
13.  Froggie came swimming across the lake ur-hur; Froggie came swimming across the lake;
He got swallowed by a big black snake ur-hur.
14.  There's a little piece of cornbread lying on the shelf ur-hur; There's a litde piece of cornbread lying on the shelf;
If you want any more, you can sing it yourself ur-hur.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III