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Lyr Req: Frog Kissin' (Chet Atkins)

11 Jan 97 - 11:27 PM (#1276)
Subject: Frog kissing - need words
From: Duster Jim

I am not sure that this is the title, it might be Have You Ever Been Frog Kissing. I don't remember who the author is either. At any rate I would like to have the words if you can help me out


20 Feb 97 - 10:04 PM (#2431)
Subject: ATKINS-
From: TJMCSHANE@AOL.COM

I am looking for the words and music of a song called "Frog Kissing" (or something like that). Chorus includes-"If you've never been frog kissin', then you don't know what you've been missing." Thanks!


20 Feb 97 - 11:14 PM (#2435)
Subject: RE: Frog kissing - need words
From: TJMcShane@aol.com

Chet Atkins has recorded this song, And I am also looking for the the music or a recording, He preformed the song on two different ocations on NPR's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. If you find anything let me know, and I the same for you.

Tom Johnson


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03 Mar 97 - 11:18 AM (#2752)
Subject: The Frog Prince, (Atkins)
From: TJMcShane@aol.com

Chet Atkins has a song about the forg prince story, Ive herd it on WJR in the 70's and 80's and on MPR's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION when he was a gest. The chors go's somthing like this Have you ever been frog kis'en
then you don't know what you've been missen.
Their's a wrold of opportunity under each and every log! If you've never been a charm breaker
or a hasom prince maker,
Slow down, turn around, bend down and kiss you a frog. I would like to get the compleat learic and cords for gutair so I can sing this to my one year old daughter, If a recording is available please let me know!! Thank you all for your time Tom


03 Mar 97 - 06:33 PM (#2764)
Subject: RE: The Frog Prince, (Atkins)
From: Susan of DT

no, but we have the Bullfrog King


04 Mar 97 - 04:14 PM (#2814)
Subject: Lyr Add: FROG KISSIN' (from Chet Atkins)
From: billkris@worldnet.att.net

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.

FROG KISSIN'
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


04 Mar 97 - 09:10 PM (#2829)
Subject: RE: The Frog Prince, (Atkins)
From: Duster Jim

Hey thanks Bill, there are 2 other threads looking for this song, mine was one of them. I've been looking for this one for some time now. Thanks again. Duster Jim


17 Mar 97 - 10:15 AM (#3177)
Subject: RE: The Frog Prince, (Atkins)
From: TJMcShane@aol.com

Thank You So much Bill, I'm Going to have a Great Time singing this to my daughter and frends. Thank you again Tom Johnson


10 May 97 - 01:42 PM (#5053)
Subject: RE: The Frog Prince, (Atkins)
From: TJMcShane@aol.com

Does any one know the cord progression to this tune???????


15 Sep 03 - 02:31 PM (#1019365)
Subject: Lyr Add: FROG KISSIN'^^^
From: wysiwyg

Recorded by both Chet Atkins and Bobby Bare.

CLICK TO HEAR CHET'S VERSION...


FROG KISSIN'
As recorded by Chet Atkins


1. Do you remember in the fairy tale how the wicked witch's spell changed the handsome prince to a toad,
Through the power of a potion she handed him a notion, He was lower than the dirt in the road,
And though she left him green and warted, Her evil plan was thwarted when the chance 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've 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.

2. Once upon a time ago I was down and feeling low, like a lonely frog in a pond,
Life was just a joke and I was very near a croakin' I was zapped by life's wicked wand,
Then in the depths of my depression, there came a true expression of a love from a lady so sweet,
She gave me warm fuzzy feelings, feelings that were healin' and knocked me off my little webbed feet.

(Chorus)

There's a happy ever after land deep in the heart of man where a prince or princess abide,
But all the good are glimpses of the handsome prince or princess 'cause their 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! Ribet! Ribet!^^^
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-