Frog and the Crow, The

DESCRIPTION: "A (funny/jolly) fat frog lived in the river," and a crow suggests it come ashore. The frog says it will bite him. The crow replies that there is sweet music and a dance. The frog leaves the river and, just before it is eaten, asks where the dance is.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1851 (Notes & Querries, as "The Frog and the Crow of Ennow")
KEYWORDS: animal bird food trick
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Boette, p. 95, "Frog and Crow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7520
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Frog and the Crow of Ennow
NOTES [26 words]: Chaunticleer, meet Fox. This is very much like Chaucer's Nun's Priest's Tale, except without the happy ending. As written, it sounds like a beast fable. - RBW
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File: Boet095

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