A frog he would a‑wooing go
Language: English 
A frog he would a-wooing go,
Heigh-ho! Says Rowley,
A frog he would a-wooing go,
Whether his mother would let him or no.
With a Rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
Heigh-ho! Says Anthony Rowley.

So off he went with his opera hat,
Heigh-ho! Says Rowley,
So off he set with his opera hat,
And on the road he met with a rat.
With a Rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
Heigh-ho! Says Anthony Rowley.

They came to the door of Mousey’s hall,
Heigh-ho! Says Rowley,
They came to the door of Mousey’s hall,
They gave a loud knock and they gave a loud call.
With a Rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
Heigh-ho! Says Anthony Rowley.

Pray, Mistress Mouse, are you within?
Heigh-ho! Says Rowley,
Pray, Mistress Mouse, are you within?
Oh yes, kind sirs, I’m sitting to spin.
With a Rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
Heigh-ho! Says Anthony Rowley.

But while they were all a-merrymaking,
Heigh-ho! Says Rowley,
But while they were all a-merrymaking,
A cat and her kittens came tumbling in.
With a Rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
Heigh-ho! Says Anthony Rowley.

The cat she seized the mouse by the crown,
Heigh-ho! Says Rowley,
The cat she seized the mouse by the crown,
The kittens they pulled the little mouse down.
With a Rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
Heigh-ho! Says Anthony Rowley.

This put Mister Frog in a terrible fright,
Heigh-ho! Says Rowley,
This put Mister Frog in a terrible fright,
He took up his hat and he wished them goodnight.
With a Rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
Heigh-ho! Says Anthony Rowley.

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Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson

Text added to the website: 2015-03-10 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-03-10 10:26:16
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