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Frog he went a-Courting

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Performer: Bellamy, Mrs
Place Collected: Cheltenham
Date collected: Unknown
Roud Number: 16

This is assuredly one of our oldest folksongs with an unbroken oral history.  A Scottish Stationer’s Register of 1580 refers to “A Moste Strange Weddinge of the Frogge and the Mouse”.  British collected versions do exist but many more versions are found all over the USA.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 4 April 2015