:: Title :: Frog Went A-Courtin'
:: Genre :: ballad, children's song, comic song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ritchie, Jean [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian, Kentucky
:: Session :: Jean Ritchie I 5/49
:: Date :: 5/5/1949
:: Reference Information :: T1016.0, Track 19 (00:00:25)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Notes on tape box (for session 1016) read: "Game songs" [Source: Tape Box]
2 - Session 1016 is comprised of game songs. Many of them are playparty games. Session 1017 is included as well as both sessions were recorded on May 5, 1949. 1017 returns primarily to ballads and love songs.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - This famous "Elizabethan" comic ballad is attested in 1549. It also appears under the titles: "There Was A Puggie In A Well," "There Lived A Puddie In The Well," "The Frog's Wooing," and "Y Broga Bach (Welsh)"
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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