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Thread #100221   Message #3734711
Posted By: GUEST,wrigglyamps
01-Sep-15 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Frog's Wedding (from The Johnstons)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Frog's Wedding (from The Johnstons)
Hi all, I'm from Northern Ireland, where the song is supposed to have originated, and I agree with most of the comments and corrections, but we have a funny way of pronouncing words, and it's definitely doves, dogs would be too big, but I agree about fiddle. The chorus or the refrain is as follows, as far as I can say, being from Tyrone and not Meath, so I think the first 2 verses are:

1. A frog went out to woo a mouse.
    Fol lol the rink why air aye oh
A frog went out to woo a mouse.
The froggie went up to the mouse's house.
    Fol lol the rink why air aye oh
    Oh tattie for aye forandy

2. Well, first he came to miss mousie's hall.
    Fol lol the rink why air aye oh
First he came to miss mousie's hall.
There he rapped and there he called,
    Fol lol the rink why air aye oh
    Oh tattie for aye forandy

and the rest is normal - well, more or less.