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Thread #4648 Message #2578473
Posted By: Jim Dixon
01-Mar-09 - 08:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Them Toad Suckers (Mason Williams)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Them Toad Suckers (Mason Williams)
Toad Suck Daze (sic) is an annual festival held at Conway, Arkansas. From the official web site:
What does "Toad Suck" mean anyway?An NPR report about a toad-sucking dog.
Well, the answer is quite simple... Long ago, steamboats traveled the Arkansas River when the water was at the right depth. When it wasn't, the captains and their crew tied up to wait where the Toad Suck Lock and Dam now spans the river. While they waited, they refreshed themselves at the local tavern there, to the dismay of the folks living nearby, who said: "They suck on the bottle 'til they swell up like toads." Hence, the name Toad Suck. The tavern is long gone, but the legend and fun live on at Toad Suck Daze.