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232 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
16.     Uncle Rat he started to Bumbly Boss,
Uh-huh! Uncle Rat he started to Bumbly Boss, Came to the creek and couldn't get across.
Uh-huh!
17.     Started down the creek to the old mill dam,
Uh-huh! Started down the creek to the old mill dam, Went to go across and fell in—SLAM!
Uh-huh!
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"Frog Went A-Courting." Contributed by Mrs. Eugenie Ehrman, seventy-six, of Kockport, Indiana. Spencer County. Learned from an aunt about sixty years ago, November 5, 1935.
1.     A frog he would a-wooing go,
"Sing heigh ho" says Rowley; Whether his mother would let him or no, With a rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
"Sing heigh ho" says Anthony Rowley.
2.     So off he set with his opera hat,
"Sing heigh ho" says Rowley; And on the road he met with a rat, With a rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
"Sing heigh ho" says Anthony Rowley.
3.   "Pray, Mr. Rat, will you go with me,"
"Sing heigh ho" says Rowley; "Kind Mrs. Mousey for to see?" With a rowley, powley, gammon and spinach, "Sing heigh ho" says Anthony Rowley.
4.     When they reached the door of Mousey*s hall,
"Sing heigh ho" says Rowley; They gave a loud knock and gave a loud call. With a rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
"Sing heigh ho" says Anthony Rowley.








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