FROGGIE WENT A COURTIN'
da "Good as I been to you"


IL RANOCCHIO ANDO' A CORTEGGIARE
traditional - arrangiamento di Bob Dylan

Cavalcando il ranocchio andò a corteggiare, Uh-huh
Cavalcando il ranocchio andò a corteggiare, Uh-huh
Cavalcando il ranocchio andò a corteggiare,
Con al fianco una spada e una pistola, Uh-huh

Giunse a cavallo alla porta di Miss Topolina, Uh-huh
Giunse a cavallo alla porta di Miss Topolina, Uh-huh
Giunse a cavallo alla porta di Miss Topolina,
Diede tre colpi forti ed un forte grido, Uh-huh

Disse, "Miss Topolina, siete in casa?", Uh-huh
Disse, "Miss Topolina, siete in casa?", Uh-huh
Disse, "Miss Topolina, siete in casa?",
"Sì, gentile signore, sono qui seduta a filare", Uh-huh

Prese Miss Topolina sulle ginocchia, Uh-huh
prese Miss Topolina sulle ginocchia, Uh-huh
prese Miss Topolina sulle ginocchia,
e le chiese, "Miss Topolina, mi sposereste?", Uh-huh

"Senza il consenso di mio zio Ratto, Uh-huh"
"Senza il consenso di mio zio Ratto, Uh-huh"
"Senza il consenso di mio zio Ratto,
Non sposerei nemmeno il Presidente, Uh-huh"

Zio Ratto rise agitando i grassi fianchi, Uh-huh
Zio Ratto rise agitando i grassi fianchi, Uh-huh
Zio Ratto rise agitando i grassi fianchi,
al pensiero che sua nipote sarebbe andata in sposa, Uh-huh

Zio Ratto corse in città, Uh-huh
Zio Ratto corse in città, Uh-huh
Zio Ratto corse in città
a comprare un vestito da sposa per sua nipote, Uh-huh

Dove si terrà il pranzo nuziale? Uh-huh
Dove si terrà il pranzo nuziale? Uh-huh
Dove si terrà il pranzo nuziale?
Lassù, all'interno di un albero cavo, Uh-huh

Cosa ci sarà come pranzo nuziale? Uh-huh
Cosa ci sarà come pranzo nuziale? Uh-huh
Cosa ci sarà come pranzo nuziale?
Zanzare fritte con contorno di piselli con l'occhio, Uh-huh

La prima ad arrivare fu una falena, Uh-huh
La prima ad arrivare fu una falena, Uh-huh
La prima ad arrivare fu una falena
che stese la tovaglia sulla tavola, Uh-huh

Poi arrivò una cimice, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò una cimice, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò una cimice
che portò la brocca dell'acqua, Uh-huh

Poi arrivò un calabrone, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò un calabrone, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò un calabrone,
con una zanzara seduta sulle sue ginocchia, Uh-huh

Poi arrivò una pulce nera, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò una pulce nera, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò una pulce nera
che si mise a ballare una giga con il calabrone, Uh-huh

Poi arrivò la Signora Mucca, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò la Signora Mucca, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò la Signora Mucca,
Provò a ballare ma non sapeva come, Uh-huh

Poi arrivò un piccolo pidocchio nero, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò un piccolo pidocchio nero, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò un piccolo pidocchio nero,
Mangiò così tanto che ci fece venire la nausea, Uh-huh

Poi arrivò un grosso serpente nero, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò un grosso serpente nero, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò un grosso serpente nero
che si mangiò tutta la torta nuziale, Uh-huh

Poi arrivò il vecchio gatto grigio, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò il vecchio gatto grigio, Uh-huh
Poi arrivò il vecchio gatto grigio
che si inghiottì il topo e si mangiò il ratto, Uh-huh

Il Sig. Ranocchio si mise a saltare sul ruscello, Uh-huh
Il Sig. Ranocchio si mise a saltare sul ruscello, Uh-huh
Il Sig. Ranocchio si mise a saltare sul ruscello,
Una papera bianca arrivò e se lo mangiò, Uh-huh

Un pezzetto di focaccia di granturco su una mensola, Uh-huh
Un pezzetto di focaccia di granturco su una mensola, Uh-huh
Un pezzetto di focaccia di granturco su una mensola,
Se vuoi proseguire puoi cantare da te, Uh-huh 


traduzione di Michele Murino
 

FROGGIE WENT A COURTIN'
traditional - arranged by Bob Dylan

Frog went a-courtin', and he did ride, Uh-huh,
Frog went a-courtin', and he did ride, Uh-huh,
Frog went a-courtin', and he did ride.
With a sword and a pistol by his side, Uh-huh.

Well he rode up to Miss Mousey's door, Uh-huh,
Well he rode up to Miss Mousey's door, Uh-huh,
Well he rode up to Miss Mousey's door.
Gave three loud raps and a very big roar, Uh-huh.

Said, "Miss Mouse, are you within?" Uh-huh,
Said he, "Miss Mouse, are you within?" Uh-huh,
Said, "Miss Mouse, are you within?"
"Yes, kind sir, I sit and spin," Uh-huh.

He took Miss Mousey on his knee, Uh-huh,
Took Miss Mousey on his knee, Uh-huh,
Took Miss Mousey on his knee.
Said, "Miss Mousey, will you marry me?" Uh-huh.

"Without my uncle Rat's consent, Uh-huh
"Without my uncle Rat's consent, Uh-huh
"Without my uncle Rat's consent.
I wouldn't marry the president, Uh-huh

Uncle Rat laughed and he shook his fat sides, Uh-huh,
Uncle Rat laughed and he shook his fat sides, Uh-huh,
Uncle Rat laughed and he shook his fat sides,.
To think his niece would be a bride, Uh-huh.

Uncle Rat went runnin' downtown, Uh-huh,
Uncle Rat went runnin' downtown, Uh-huh,
Uncle Rat went runnin' downtown.
To buy his niece a wedding gown, Uh-huh

Where shall the wedding supper be? Uh-huh,
Where shall the wedding supper be? Uh-huh,
Where shall the wedding supper be?
Way down yonder in a hollow tree, Uh-huh

What should the wedding supper be? Uh-huh,
What should the wedding supper be? Uh-huh,
What should the wedding supper be?
Fried mosquito in a black-eye pea, Uh-huh.

Well, first to come in was a flyin' moth, Uh-huh,
First to come in was a flyin' moth, Uh-huh,
First to come in was a flyin' moth.
She laid out the table cloth, Uh-huh

Next to come in was a juney bug, Uh-huh,
Next to come in was a juney bug, Uh-huh,
Next to come in was a juney bug.
She brought the water jug, Uh-huh.

Next to come in was a bumbley bee, Uh-huh
Next to come in was a bumbley bee, Uh-huh
Next to come in was a bumbley bee.
Sat mosquito on his knee, Uh-huh.

Next to come in was a broken black flea, Uh-huh,
Next to come in was a broken black flea, Uh-huh,
Next to come in was a broken black flea.
Danced a jig with the bumbley bee, Uh-huh

Next to come in was Mrs. Cow, Uh-huh,
Next to come in was Mrs. Cow, Uh-huh,
Next to come in was Mrs. Cow.
She tried to dance but she didn't know how, Uh-huh.

Next to come in was a little black tick, Uh-huh,
Next to come in was a little black tick, Uh-huh,
Next to come in was a little black tick.
She ate so much she made us sick, Uh-huh.

Next to come in was a big black snake, Uh-huh,
Next to come in was a big black snake, Uh-huh,
Next to come in was a big black snake.
Ate up all of the wedding cake, Uh-huh.

Next to come was the old gray cat, Uh-huh,
Next to come was the old gray cat, Uh-huh,
Next to come was the old gray cat.
Swallowed the mouse and ate up the rat, Uh-huh.

Mr. Frog went a-hoppin' up over the brook, Uh-huh,
Mr. Frog went a-hoppin' up over the brook, Uh-huh,
Mr. Frog went a-hoppin' up over the brook.
A lily-white duck come and swallowed him up, Uh-huh.

A little piece of cornbread layin' on a shelf, Uh-huh,
A little piece of cornbread layin' on a shelf, Uh-huh,
A little piece of cornbread layin' on a shelf.
If you want anymore, you can sing it yourself, Uh-huh.