Funniest is the Frog
DESCRIPTION: "Funniest is the frog (x2), Funniest thing that goes about, Funniest is the frog." "Sitting on a log... before he gets half way down, Then he goes ka-chug." "Funniest is... Sploshin' through the rain and mud, But he loves the sun the best."
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (Roberts)
KEYWORDS: animal floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Roberts, #98, "Funniest is the Frog" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Lynchburg Town" (lyrics, tune)
NOTES [72 words]: The version of this in Roberts uses the tune of "Lynchburg Town," and ends with two verses about "Goin' down to Linburg town." On this basis, Roberts and Roud lump them. But I would suggest that "Funniest is the Frog" is a separate piece (although possibly written to be sung to the tune of "Lynchburg Town"), and have split them. I suspect that the use of the tune by "Funniest Is the Frog" attracted the "Lynchburg Town" verses. - RBW
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