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Thread #100221   Message #2007043
Posted By: Cattail
25-Mar-07 - 07:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Frog's Wedding (from The Johnstons)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE FROG'S WEDDING (from The Johnstons)
Hello again Spot.

Well, you do seem to have the knack of picking all the good songs that need to be transcribed don't you? Yet another cracking song, one of my favourites from way back, I haven't played it in ages so it was lovely to hear it again.

I have done the best I can with it, but....as always, there are a couple of bits I just can't pick out.

The third line in verse two sounds like the line I have put in but I suppose it could be anything.

In the third line in verse five the word could be label, table, ladle etc.

The rest of it is good and I have made the fol rol bits as they sound.

I'm sure someone else will be along in a while to put the corrections in for you, but here it is until then.


THE FROG'S WEDDING
By The Johnstons

INTRO: Instrumental, one verse

1. A frog went out to woo a mouse.
    Fol rol the rinQ why air aye oh
A frog went out to woo a mouse.
The froggie went down to the mouse's house.
    Follow the rinQ why air aye oh
    Oh tattie for lay for randy

2. Well, first he came to Miss Mousie's hall.
    Fol rol the rinQ why air aye oh
First he came to Miss Mousie's hall.
There ain't nothing merry at all There he did knock and there he did call.
    Follow the rinQ why air aye oh
    Oh tattie for lay for randy

3. He said, "Missy Mouse, will you marry me?"
    Fol rol the rinQ why air aye oh
He said, "Missy Mouse, will you marry me?"
"I will," said she, "if my uncle agrees."
    Follow the rinQ why air aye oh
    Oh tattie for lay for randy

4. Consent was given and that was that.
    Fol rol the rinQ why air aye oh
Consent was given and that was that.
The weddin' reception was held in a hat.
    Follow the rinQ why air aye oh
    Oh tattie for lay for randy

* Instrumental break, one verse

5. The first to come in was a bumblebee.
    Fol rol the rinQ why air aye oh
The first to come in was a bumblebee.
He carried his fiddle on his knee (Sounds like ladle, table etc.)
    Follow the rinQ why air aye oh
    Oh tattie for lay for randy

6. The next to come in were two little white doves.
    Fol rol the rinQ why air aye oh
The next to come in were two little white doves,
Complete with britches and with gloves.
    Follow the rinQ why air aye oh
    Oh tattie for lay for randy

7. The next to come in was a big black snail.
    Fol rol the rinQ why air aye oh
The next to come in was a big black snail.
He carried his bagpipes on his tail.
    Follow the rinQ why air aye oh
    Oh tattie for lay for randy

8. They all made merry and danced around.
    Fol rol the rinQ why air aye oh
They all made merry and danced around
Until there was no more wine to be found.
    Follow the rinQ why air aye oh
    Oh tattie for lay for randy

* Instrumental break, one verse

9. The next to come in was a big black cat.
    Fol rol the rinQ why air aye oh
The next to come in was a big black cat.
He ate Missy Mouse and that was that! [Song stops dead.]


I see what you mean about the tune, but no, it's not the same.
Hope you like the lyrics anyway.

Cheers
Cattail !