Froggy Went A Courtin Uke tab by Tex Ritter

2 Chords used in the song: A#, F7

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Traditional. You need a capo on some fret I think. Don't know what one though, sorry.


A# A#
Mister Frog went a-courtin, he did ride, uh-huh, uh-huh.
F7 F7
Mister Frog went a-courtin, he did ride, uh-huh, uh-huh.
A# A#
Mister Frog went a-courtin, he did ride,
F7 F7
A A sword and buckler by his side, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh.



A# A#
He bridled and saddled a big fat snail, uh-huh, uh-huh.
F7 F7
He bridled and saddled a big fat snail, uh-huh, uh-huh.
A# A#
He bridled and saddled a big fat snail,
F7 F7
And rode it 'tween the horns and tail, uh-huh, uh-huh. uh-huh.

(all remaining verses same lines, rhythm and meter,

so duplication omitted)


A# A#
He rode up to Miss Mousie's door,
F7 F7
Where he had often been before.

A# A#
He called "Miss Mouse, are you within?"
F7 F7
"Yes sir, I'm sitting down to spin."

A# A#
He took Miss Mouse upon his knee
F7 F7
And asked "My Dear, will you marry me?"

A# A#
"I'll have to ask my Uncle Rat,
F7 F7
To see what he will say to that."

A# A#
"Without my Uncle Rat's consent
F7 F7
I wouldn't marry the President."

A# A#
Frog jumped on his snail and rode away.
F7 F7
He vowed to come another day.

A# A#
Now Uncle Rat, when he came home
F7 F7
Asked "Who's been here since I was gone?"

A# A#
"A very fine frog's been calling here
F7 F7
And asked for me to be his dear."

A# A#
Uncle Rat, he laughed and shook his sides
F7 F7
To think his niece would be a bride.

A# A#
So Uncle Rat rode into town
F7 F7
To buy Miss Mouse a wedding gown.

A# A#
Say, where will the wedding supper be?
F7 F7
Just down by the river in a hollow tree.

A# A#
Say, what will the wedding supper be?
F7 F7
One green bean and a black-eyed pea.

A# A#
What else will the wedding supper be?
F7 F7
A A fried mosquito and a roasted flea.

A# A#
Pray tell us how Miss Mousie dressed?
F7 F7
In a cobweb veil and her Sunday best.

A# A#
And what did Mister Froggie wear?
F7 F7
Sky-blue pants and a doublet fair.


SEE ALTERNATE ENDING AFTER VERSE 27

A# A#
First guest to call was the Bumble Bee,
F7 F7
And he played them a fiddle tune upon his knee.

A# A#
The next to come were the Duck and Drake,
F7 F7
Who ate every crumb of the wedding cake.

A# A#
"Come Miss Mouse, may we have some beer,
F7 F7
That your uncle and I may have some cheer?"

A# A#
"Pray, Mister Frog, will ye sing a song
F7 F7
That's bright and cheery and shan't last long?"


A# A#
"Indeed, Miss Mouse," replied the Frog,
F7 F7
"A A cold has made me as hoarse as a hog."

A# A#
"Since a cold in the head has laid you up,
F7 F7
I'll sing you a song that I just made up."

A# A#
The all sat down and started to chat,
F7 F7
When in came the kittens and the cat.


A# A#
The bride, in fright, runs up the wall,
F7 F7
Turns her ankle and down she falls.

A# A#
They all went sailing 'cross the lake
F7 F7
And all got swallowed by a big black snake.

A# A#
And the ones who escaped were one, two, three,
F7 F7
The Frog, the Rat and Miss Mousie.


A# A#
The Mouse and Frog went off to France,
F7 F7
And that's the end of their romance.

A# A#
There's bread and jam upon the shelf,
F7 F7
If you want some, just help yourself.


ALTERNATE ENDING:
A# A#
First to come in were two little ants,
F7 F7
Fixing around to have a dance.

A# A#
Next to come in was a fat sassy lad,
F7 F7
Thinking himself as big as his dad.

A# A#
Thinks himself a man indeed
F7 F7
Because he chews the tobacco weed.

A# A#
And next to come in was a big tomcat,
F7 F7
He swallowed the Frog, and the Mouse and the Rat.

A# A#
Next to come in was a big old snake,
F7 F7
He chased the party into the lake.

A# A#
So that's the end of one, two, three,
F7 F7
The Rat, the Frog, and Miss Mousie.


Enjoy!

 

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