Sung by: Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Ash
Recorded in Evening Shade, AR 6/30/59

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(Mr. Ash: "Let's see. We'd better sing the verse with it, hadn't we?"
Mrs. Ash: "No, I don't know how it goes with the verse."
Dr. Wolf: "Just go ahead.")

Chorus: Sing song simmy catcha kimeo,
Keemo kimo, keemo kee
And he took Miss Mousey on his knee,
And he said, "Miss Mouse,
Will you marry me."
Sing song simmy catcha kimeo.

"Oh, not without Uncle Rat's consent."
Sing song simmy catcha kimeo.
"I wouldn't marry the president."


(by Dr. Wolf: "That last was a fragment of another version that Mr. and Mrs. Ash know.")

Also found in Randolph, Vol. I, #108, "The Frog's Courtship"; Brown, Vol. III, #120, "The Frog's Courtship"; Belden, p. 494, "The Frog's Courtship."

All Songs Recorded by John Quincy Wolf, Jr., unless otherwise noted

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