Saturday, March 28, 2015

A FROG HE WOULD A-WOOING GO








A Frog he would a-wooing go,
            Heigho, says Rowley!
Whether his Mother would let him or no.
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!


So off he set with his opera-hat,
            Heigho, says Rowley!
And on his way he met with a Rat.
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!



"Pray, MR. RAT, will you go with me,"
            Heigho, says Rowley!
"Pretty MISS MOUSEY for to see?"
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!




Now they soon arrived at Mousey's Hall,
            Heigho, says Rowley!
And gave a loud knock, and gave a loud call.
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!

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"Pray, Miss MOUSEY, are you within?"
            Heigho, says Rowley!
"Oh, yes, kind Sirs, I'm sitting to spin."
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!

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"Pray, Miss MOUSE, will you give us some beer?"
            Heigho, says Rowley!
"For Froggy and I are fond of good cheer."

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        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,

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            Heigho says, Anthony Rowley!

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"Pray, Mr. FROG, will you give us a song?
            Heigho, says Rowley!
"But let it be something that's not very long."
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!





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"Indeed, Miss MOUSE," replied Mr FROG,
            Heigho, says Rowley!
"A cold has made me as hoarse as a Hog."
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!

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"Since you have caught cold," Miss MOUSEY said.
            Heigho, says Rowley!
"I'll sing you a song that I have just made."
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!

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But while they were all thus a merry-making,
            Heigho, says Rowley!
A Cat and her Kittens came tumbling in.
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!





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The Cat she seized the Rat by the crown;
            Heigho, says Rowley!
The Kittens they pulled the little Mouse down.
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!

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This put Mr. FROG in a terrible fright;
            Heigho, says Rowley!
He took up his hat, and he wished them good night.
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!

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But as Froggy was crossing a silvery brook,
            Heigho, says Rowley!
A lily-white Duck came and gobbled him up.
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!





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So there was an end of one, two, and three,
            Heigho, says Rowley!
The Rat, the Mouse, and the little Frog-gee!
        With a rowley-powley, gammon and spinach,
            Heigho, says Anthony Rowley!









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