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The Frog and the Mouse
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"Froggie." Recorded by Mrs. Henry, who learned it from her old colored mammy when she was a child in Atlanta, Georgia.
courting, and he did ride, Sword and pistol by his side—um-hm-m!
i. Froggie went a-courting, and he did ride — um-hm! Froggie went a-courting, and he did ride, Sword and pistol by his side — um-hm!
2. He went into Miss Mousie's den — um-hm! He went into Miss Mousie's den
And said, "Miss Mousie, are you within?" — um-hm!
3. He set Miss Mousie on his knee — um-hm! He set Miss Mousie on his knee
And said, "Miss Mousie, will you marry me?" — um-hm!
4.  "Not without my pa's consent," — um-hm! "Not without my pa's consent,
Would I marry the president" — um-hm!
5.  Mr. Rat laughed and he shook his fat sides — um-hm! Mr. Rat laughed and he shook his fat sides,
To think of his daughter as being a bride — um-hm!
6. Where shall the wedding-supper be? — um-hm! Where shall the wedding-supper be ?
Way down yonder in the hollow tree — um-hm!
7.  What shall we have for the wedding-supper?— um-hm! What shall we have for the wedding-supper ? Black-eye peas all stewed in butter — um-hm!
8.  First came in was Mr. Bee — um-hm! First came in was Mr. Bee
With a fiddle upon his knee — um-hm!
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