A Frog he would a-wooing go (Alfred Ben Allen)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-14).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 774 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A Frog he would a-wooing go
Composer: Alfred Ben Allen
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1902 Novello, Ewer, and Co.
Description: Lyrics authored by composer, using his pseudonym “Neb Nella.”

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Original text and translations

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A frog he would a-wooing go,
(He jumped and jumped right away.)
He thought it wise in doing so.
(He jumped and jumped right away.)
Now Sally was the name she bore,
(Was she a bore?)
He forth did sally to adore.
(Or to a door?)
“Sally,” he croaked, “I am coming to you,
Oh! it is rapture by moonlight to woo;
Prithee then keep your dear eyes wide awake,
Boldly I come by the edge of the lake.”
(And don’t you forget, love.
D’ye hear?)