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FEBRUARY 13, 2010 3:19PM

Froggie Went A-Courtin'

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Harry Smith on Chubby Parker's  "King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O (Froggie Went A-Courtin')":  "Zoologic Miscegeny Achieved in Mouse/Frog Nuptuals, relatives approve!" 

What a great, romantic song! It's got it all man: Zoologic miscegeny, extreme violence, Frog/Mouse offspring.

Love knows no bounds!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Music: Chubby Parker and his old time banjo (1928).     Film:  Kris Anka

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best valentine post yet
Well that was different... ;)
Sweet, simply sweet. Jali
Bizarre. Even though I was tired of the repetition, I still think it needed another verse or two to have a more complete story. Maybe the original songwriter was setting us up for a companion song.

Well chosen.
Funny that that this ended up in Mickey Avalon's "What Do You Say" (from the movie 'The Hangover')
What would Chubby say?
that frog kicks ass!
Love knows no bounds!

You got that right, Mychwa. Thanks for this.
Thanks Roy!
And thank you lunchlady and Jali--I wanted to do something a little different for V-Day.

McGarrett--there are most definitely more lyrics to the song. Versions of "Froggie Went a-Courtin'" can be traced back to the 1580s (a composition titled: "A Moste Strange Weddinge of the Frogge and the Mouse "). The song originated in Northern England, traveled through Ireland before making a home here in America.
And you're right that the repetition, but I'd contend that that's why it's such a fun song to sing. Everyone can join in. A great porch/campfire sing-a-long song.
A little different it was.
♥Happy Day MJ ♥
Always loved this song.

Just an extra note on the history: The original 1580s version was inspired by the prospective marriage of Queen Elizabeth to Francois, Duke of Anjou (when Elizabeth was in her 50s; Francois was more than 20 years younger). Elizabeth nicknamed Francois her "frog". So the courtin' Froggie was this Duke of Anjou -- and the episode may have been the origin of British references to the French as "Frogs" ever after.