The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22217   Message #242367
Posted By: Hollowfox
14-Jun-00 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: froggie went a courtin
Subject: RE: froggie went a courtin
You might want to look into Doug Elliott's book "Crawdads, Doodlebugs and Creasy Greens" (yes, that's "creasy" not "greasy"). He tells some of the history of the song (theories that it's about Queen Elizabeth I, etc). It's also on the companion tape "Crawdads, Doodlebugs and Greens". I got a copy at Old Songs festival, and I know it's available on Amazon.com.