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234 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
12. So there was an end of one, two, three, "Sing heigh ho" says Rowley;
The Rat, the Mouse, and the little Froggie.
With a rowley, powley, gammon and spinach, "Sing heigh ho" says Anthony Rowley.
D
"Frog Went A-Courting." Contributed by Miss Edith Del Hopkins, of Boonville, Indiana. Warrick County. Learned from the singing of her mother, Mrs. A. J. Hopkins. The refrain to this variant is very similar to that in Wyman and Brockway, p. 24 ("The Bed-Time Song"). June 7, 1935. With music.
1. Frog went a-courting, he did ride,
Kitty alone, Kitty alone; Frog went a-courting, he did ride,
Kitty alone and IS Frog went a-courting, he did ride, Sword and pistol by his side,
Rock-em-a-ray, Kitty alone,
Kitty alone and I!
This variant is exactly like B (from the same source) except for the refrain.
E
"Frog Went A-Courting." Contributed by Mrs. M. M. Roberts, of Louisville, Kentucky. Learned in Indiana from her mother. October 11, 1935.
1.     Frog went a-courting, he did ride,
A-hum; Frog went a-courting, he did ride, Sword and pistol by his side,
A-hum.
2.     He rode into Miss Mousie's hall,
A-hum; He rode into Miss Mousie's hall, Spied Miss Mousie upon the wall.
A-hum.








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