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Song Parodies -> "Froggie Went a Courtin'"

Original Song Title:

"Froggie Went a Courtin'"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Froggie Went a Courtin'"

Parody Written by:

Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran

The Lyrics

A "thrip" is an insect that (generally) feeds on the juices of plants, and thus are considered pests of a number of commercially valuable ornamental and agricultural plants.
Froggie Went a Courtin’ by Jeffrey Moran

Froggie went a courtin’ to Miss Mouse,
Asked if she would be his spouse
So his tadpoles could have some fur.
Froggie courted Miss Mouse to marry her.

Miss Mouse said, “I don’t think that’s good.
I like living here in the wood.
And you know if we were spouses,
Our offspring would be called frouses.”

Froggie went a courtin’ to Miss Kitty’s house.
Asked if she would be his spouse
So his tadpoles could learn to purr.
Froggie courted Miss Kit to marry her.

Miss Kitty said, “I don’t think so Frog.
I don’t want to live in a bog.
And Matt Dillon, he would have a fitten
To be foster uncle to a litter of frittens.”

Froggie went a courtin’ to Miss Blue Jay’s house.
Asked if she would be his spouse
So his tadpoles could fly about
Every day when the sun came out.

Miss Blue Jay said, “Get lost, Frog.
Go try sitting on a log.
Can’t believe you want flying tadpoles.
Staying in water is their role.”

Froggie went a courtin’ to Princess Belle.
Asked if a kiss would break the spell.
Then he would be a handsome chap
And come home each night to sit on her lap.

Princess Belle said, “So I’ve heard,
‘Though it seems somewhat absurd.”
But she kissed Froggie on the lips
And ‘stead of a Prince, he turned into a thrip. Copyright 2016 by Jeffrey Moran

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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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Patrick - February 07, 2016 - Report this comment
The version I remember went something like this: "Mister Froggie went a courtin' and he did ride/With a sword and pistol by his side". I suppose that's when he went courtin' in Kansas City, Kansas.
Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec - February 08, 2016 - Report this comment
Great gags. The slight pacing-wonkiness may actually help in this case; and 'm not sure if the smoother "became" should replace "turned into" in the final verse.

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