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The Frog and the Mouse
i. There was a frog lived in a well,
Rigtum putty mitty kymo And Mrs. Mouse she kept the mill,
Rigtum putty mitty kymo Kymo kayro delto kayro
Kymo kayro kymo Strym strawn pumma diddle
Ly upon a rigtum Rigtum putty mitty kymo.
2. He took Miss Mouse upon his knee,
Rigtum putty mitty kymo Kymo kayro delto kayro
Kymo kayro kymo Sitym s^rawn pumma diddle
Ly upon a rigtum Rigtum putty mitty kymo.
3. He said: "Miss Mouse, will you marry me?"
Rigtum putty mitty kymo Kymo kayro delto kayro
Kymo kayro kymo Strym strawn pumma diddle
Ly upon a rigtum Rigtum putty mitty kymo.
4. "I cannot answer as to that; I'll have to ask old Uncle Rat."
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The song was recorded in the Cumberland Mountains by Ruth Bagwell, a student in Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee.
1. Froggie went a-courting and he did ride,
Whump, whump; Froggie went a courting and he did ride, Sword and pistol by his side,
Whump, whump. Gilliwally, gilliwally, gunk, gunk, gunk; Gilliwally, gilliwally, gunk, gunk, gunk.
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