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Ballads and Songs
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Obtained from Miss Mary E. King, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennes­see, August, 1929.
1. A frog went a-courting and he did ride, uh, huh! When a frog went a-courting and he did ride,
A sword and a pistol by his side, uh, huh!
2. He rode up to Miss Mouse's hall, uh, huh! When he rode up to Miss Mouse's hall, He did knock and he did call, uh, huh!
3. "Old Miss Mouse, won't you marry me? uh, huh! Old Miss Mouse, won't you marry me ?" "You'll have to ask old Uncle Rat," uh, huh!
4. Old Uncle Rat laughed and shook his fat sides, uh, huh! Old Uncle Rat laughed and shook his fat sides.
To think his Miss would soon be a bride, uh, huh!
^. What will give for the wedding crown ? uh, huh! WTiat will give for the wedding crown ? Five gold dollars and a silver crown, uh, huh!
6. Where will the wedding supper be? uh, huh! Where will the wedding supper be ?
'Way down yonder in a hollow tree, uh, huh!
7.  What will the wedding supper be ? uh, huh! What will the wedding supper be ?
Spice wood, coffee and black-eyed peas, uh, huh!
8.  The first come in was a little Brown Bug, uh, huh! The first come in was a little Brown Bug.
He had some whiskey in a jug, uh, huh!
9.  The next come in was a Bumble Bee, uh, huh! The next come in was a Bumble Bee.
He turned his fiddel up on his knee, uh, huh!
10.  The next come in was a Butterfly, uh, huh! The next come in was a Butterfly.
He viewd the crowd and passed on by, uh, huh!
11.  This is the last of one, two, three, uh, huh! This is the last of one, two, three.
The Frog and Bug and Bumble Bee, uh, huh!
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