Burl Ives – Mr. Froggie Went-a-courtin’ Lyrics


Froggie went a courtin’ and he did ride. Mhmm. Mhmm. When Uncle Rat did his consent. Mhmm. If you want anymore you can sing it yourself. They all did hoot and the birds they sang and through the woods the music rang. What will the wedding breakfast be”? Mhmm. Mhmm. Uncle Rat laughed and shook his fat sides. He went down to Missie Mousie’s door, where he had been many times before. Mhmm. Mhmm. Mhmm. They all went sailing across the lake and got swallowed up by a big black snake. Where will the wedding breakfast be? Mhmm. Mhmm. He went down to Missie Mousie’s door. Mhmm. Mhmm. They all went sailing across the lake. Without my Uncle Rat’s consent. There’s bread and cheese upon the shelf. What will the wedding breakfast be? Next came in was a bumblebee. Mhmm. Took Missie Mouse upon his knee, said, “Missie Mouse, will you marry me?” Mhmm. Where will the wedding breakfast be? Mhmm. Mhmm. There’s bread and cheese upon the shelf. Mhmm. Mhmm. Mhmm. When Uncle Rat did his consent, the weasel wrote the publishment. Without my Uncle Rat’s consent, I wouldn’t marry the president. Mhmm. A sword and a pistol by his side. Mhmm. They all did hoot and the birds they sang. “Missie Mouse, are you within?” “Yes, kind sir, I sit and spin.” Mhmm. Two green beans and a black-eyed pea. “Missie Mouse, are you within?” Mhmm. Mhmm. Uncle Rat laughed and shook his fat sides, to think his niece would be obliged. Next came in was a bumblebee, danced a jig with a two-leg flea. Took Missie Mouse upon his knee. He went down yonder in a hollow tree. Mhmm. Froggie went a courtin’ and he did ride. Mhmm.