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Thread #485   Message #2814
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04-Mar-97 - 04:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Frog Kissin' (Chet Atkins)
Subject: Lyr Add: FROG KISSIN' (from Chet Atkins)
Think I've got the program you mentioned on one of my cassettes. It seems to be a live show. I had some time today so I listened and here it is.

Chet Atkins

Do you remember in the fairy tale, how the wicked witch's spell
Changed the handsome prince to a toad?
Through the power of her potion, she handed him the notion
He was lower than the dirt in the road;
And though she left him green and warted, her evil plan was thwarted
When there chanced to happen by a young miss
Who, in spite of his complexion, offered her affection
And broke the wicked curse with her kiss.

CHORUS: Well, if you've never been a frog kissin',
Then you don't know what you been missin'.
There's a world of opportunity under each and every log.
If you've never been a charm breaker,
And if you've never been a handsome prince maker,
Just slow down, turn around, bend down, and kiss you a frog.

Once upon a time ago, I was down and feelin' low,
Like a lonely frog in a pond.
Life was just a joke 'n' I was very near a-croakin',
And I was left by life's wicked wand.
Then in the depth of my depression, there came a true expression
From a love from a lady so sweet.
She gave me warm fuzzy feelin's, feelin's that were healin',
And knocked me off my little web feet. CHORUS

There's a happy ever after land, deep in the heart of man,
Where a prince or princess abide;
But all we get are glimpses of the handsome prince or princess,
'Cause they're covered by a green warty hide;
And though they're full of life's potential, they're lackin' one essential
To enable them to shine like a star:
And that's to have some guy or missus smother them with kisses
And love 'em while they're just like they are.

And that's the secret of frog kissin', and you can do it too if you'll just listen.
Just slow down, turn around, bend down, and kiss you a frog.

That's it. Hope I got the breaks in the right places.
Bill Kristensen