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Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Frog Kissin' (Chet Atkins)

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Tom Johnson e-mail tjmcshane@aol.com 05 Apr 98 - 12:49 AM
Bill D 05 Apr 98 - 01:27 PM
Roger Himler 05 Apr 98 - 05:56 PM
Arkabutl a Rick 07 Apr 98 - 09:21 AM
Gene 07 Apr 98 - 07:18 PM
Tom Johnson (TJMcShane@aol.com) 16 Apr 98 - 02:30 PM
dick greenhaus 16 Apr 98 - 02:54 PM
Art Thieme 02 May 98 - 09:56 AM
Art Thieme 02 May 98 - 10:04 AM
s&r 07 Dec 06 - 06:32 AM
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Subject: Have You Ever Been Frog Kissing?
From: Tom Johnson e-mail tjmcshane@aol.com
Date: 05 Apr 98 - 12:49 AM

I have been looking for the words and music/cords to a song, I think its called,FROG KISSING. And I rember the chorus going somthing like this:

Have you ever been frog kissing, then you don't know what youve been missen, theirs a world of opurtunity under each and every log

Thank you for your help. Tom


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Been Frog Kissing?
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Apr 98 - 01:27 PM

ummmm..no...but I know Mason William's "Toad Suckers" (I hang out with folkies because there is a song for almost ANY occasion *wink*)


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Subject: Lyr Add: FROG KISSIN' (Chet Atkins)
From: Roger Himler
Date: 05 Apr 98 - 05:56 PM

This is a Chet Atkins song. The lyrics go.

Do you remember in the fairy tale how the wicked witch's spell
Turned a handsome prince to a toad.
How the power of her potion, handed her 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 happened by a young miss.
Who in spite of his complexion, offered her affection
And broke the evil curse with a kiss.

CHORUS: If you've never been frog-kissin'.
Then you don't know what you've been missin'.
There's a world of opportunity, under each and every log.
If you've never been a charm breaker,
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 and I was steadily a croakin',
I'd been zapped by life's wicked wand.
In the depth of my depression, there came a true expression
Of love from a lady so sweet.
Who gave me warm fuzzy feelin's, feelin's that were healin',
And knocked me off my little web feet. CHO:

There's a happy ever after land, deep within the heart of man,
Where a prince or princess abides.
But all we catch are glimpses of handsome prince or princess
'cause they're covered by a green horny hide.
And thought they're full of life's potential, they're lackin' one essential,
To enable them to shine like a star.
And that's for some guy or missus, to smother them with kisses,
And to love 'em 'cause they're just who they are.

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

Of course, these lyrics have gone through the 'folk-process' in my mind and are only an approximation of the original. But, yes, Chet Atkins wrote. I taped it off a Prairie Home Companion with him performing it. I think he might have played some guitar on it, too.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Been Frog Kissing?
From: Arkabutl a Rick
Date: 07 Apr 98 - 09:21 AM

Also recorded by Jim Stafford. Used to hear it on WDRU in Drew, Mississippi. He also performed it on the Statler Brothers TV show.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Been Frog Kissing?
From: Gene
Date: 07 Apr 98 - 07:18 PM

FROG KISSIN' is on the LP:

THE BEST OF CHET ATKINS and FRIENDS


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Been Frog Kissing?
From: Tom Johnson (TJMcShane@aol.com)
Date: 16 Apr 98 - 02:30 PM

Thank you all. My daughter will love this.


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Been Frog Kissing?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 16 Apr 98 - 02:54 PM

For a somewhat different take on this, check out The Vicar and the Frog (in the DT)


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Been Frog Kissing?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 02 May 98 - 09:56 AM

I've a frog in my throat this morning!

Sure do hope it don't turn into a handsome prince.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Have You Ever Been Frog Kissing?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 02 May 98 - 10:04 AM

A princess is playing with a golden ball on the palace grounds by a lake. It got away from her and went right into the lake. A frog grabbed it and saved it for her. "Oh Froggy, can I reward you?"

"Yes you can. I've never seen the inside of the royal pallace or the royal bedchamber. Would love to see 'em!"

Off they go, across the royal lawn and into the royal palace and then into the royal bed chamber. The next morning the princess awakens with a handsome prince next to her in bed. And to this day her parents don't believe this story!!!

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune/Chords Req: Frog Kissin' (Chet Atkins)
From: s&r
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 06:32 AM

On Chet Atkins with friends wasn't this a duet with Dolly Parton?

Stu


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