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Thread #89691   Message #1693497
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
14-Mar-06 - 02:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Chow Willy
Subject: Lyr Add: Chow Willy
A different Froggie-Courting song than the one everyone knows. And it's not in the DT

CHOW WILLY
Froggie went a courtin', he did ride
Chow Willy, chow Willy
Froggie went a courtin', he did ride
Chow Willy Wee
Froggie went a courtin', he did ride
A sword and pistol by his side
Rink Tum a Riddle Umma Rink Tum a Ree
Chow Willy Wee

Pretty little man with stripe-ed knee
Chow Willy, chow Willy
Pretty little man with stripe-ed knee
Chow Willy Wee
Pretty little man with stripe-ed knee
With his eyes bugged out so he can see
Rink Tum a Riddle Umma Rink Tum a Ree
Chow Willy Wee

To the little lady mouse, said he
Chow Willy, chow Willy
To the little lady mouse, said he
Chow Willy Wee
To the little lady mouse, said he
"Oh Mistress Mouse, will you marry me?"
Rink Tum a Riddle Umma Rink Tum a Ree
Chow Willy Wee

"Someone else has been here since you've gone!"
Chow Willy, chow Willy
"Someone else has been here since you've gone!"
Chow Willy Wee
"Someone else has been here since you've gone!
"It was Mr. Rat, with his new boots on!"
Rink Tum a Riddle Umma Rink Tum a Ree
Chow Willy Wee

Rat, he went a swimmin' 'cross the lake
Chow Willy, chow Willy
Rat, he went a swimmin' 'cross the lake
Chow Willy Wee
Rat, he went a swimmin' 'cross the lake
Pretty soon he was swallowed by a big black snake
Rink Tum a Riddle Umma Rink Tum a Ree
Chow Willy Wee

"Froggie, will you buy me a wedding gown?"
Chow Willy, chow Willy
"Froggie, will you buy me a wedding gown?"
Chow Willy Wee
"Froggie, will you buy me a wedding gown?
"And we'll invite everyone in town!"
Rink Tum a Riddle Umma Rink Tum a Ree
Chow Willy Wee

Comin' to the wedding, Big Tom Cat
Meow Willy, Meow Willy
Comin' to the wedding, Big Tom Cat
Meow Willy Wee
Comin' to the wedding, Big Tom Cat
Ate frog and mouse and that was that!
Rink Tum a Riddle Umma Rink Tum a Ree
Chow Willy Wee

Learned from Marais and Miranda,
Ballads of Long Ago
12 inch LP
Columbia Masterworks ML4894
No copyright notice or date, but purchased middle 1950's