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The Vicar and the Frog

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The Vicar and the Frog
(Stan Crowther)

There once was a very, very holy vicar
Went a-walking along the street one day.
When he heard a little voice say "Excuse me, vicar.
Help me, vicar." the voice did say.
     And the vicar looked 'round, but all he could see
     Was a tiny little frog sitting on the ground.
     "My dear little froggy, did you speak to me?
     Was it you that spoke when I heard that sound?"

"Oh yes," said the froggy, "Oh help me, vicar.
I'm really not a frog, you see.
I'm a choir-boy, really, but a wicked fairy
Cast a nasty spell on me.
     And the only way that I can be saved
     From this evil spell," the little frog said,
     "Is for someone to take me and put me in a place
     Where a holy man has laid his head."

So the vicar took him home, and put him on his pillow;
There he laid till the break of day,
And the very next morning, a blessed miracle,
The spell was broken, I'm glad to say.
     And there was the choir-boy in bed with the vicar,
     And I hope you think this all makes sense.
     For there, my lords and members of the jury,
     Rests the case for the defense.

Copyright Stan Crowther
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