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Ballads and Songs of Michigan
There was a frog lived in a well,
O little a! There was a frog lived in a well, He fell in love with black-eyed Sal,
O little away O,
O little a!
2 The frog went out to take a ride, His sword and pistol by his side.
3 He rode up to the mouse's hall, And there so loudly he did call.
4 The mouse came out and said, "Come in, And I will teach you how to spin."
5 The frog sat down close by her side And asked her to be his bride.
6 "That question I can't answer yet Until I see my Uncle Rat."
7 So Uncle Rat when he came home
Says, "Who's been here since I been gone?
8 "A very nice young gentleman, Who says he will have me if he can."
9 Uncle Rat he grinned and smiled
To think his niece had been such a child.
io The very next day he went to town To buy his niece a wedding gown.
ii The mouse was dressed in ivy green; She looked as well as any queen.
12 O where will the wedding supper be? Across the lake in a hollow tree.
13 The frog he swam across the lake, And there got swallowed by a snake.