Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Frogs for ABC Wednesday

Seen out the screen of the kitchen window yesterday while we were finishing the breakfast dishes was this froggy foursome.   Finally, a perfect feature for F-day on ABC Wednesday!

But then I was floundering around with a flotilla of F-words to accompany the foto;  nothing fully fit.  I figured I needed to focus better on those frog fotos, and oh, for heaven's sake.......... found myself humming this old folksong, Froggie Went a Courtin’.

Did I first hear it sung by Burl Ives?  (I definitely remember Blue Tail Fly  (done here not by Burl but by Big Bill Broonzy) and Big Rock Candy Mountain from a Burl Ives record of my parents.)   After further forays into recordings of Froggie, here is the fulsome list of recordings --folksy, funky, funny, whatever you favor! -- that I found:

Brothers Four


Flat Duo Jets



Tex Ritter

Uncle Pecos from Tom and Jerry

Washboard Jungle

I bet you now have your fill of Froggie,  so I must ‘fess up and be furtive no longer about my favorite version:  Bob Dylan

So flee from thr friggin' frogs and fly on over to  ABC Wedneday!


  1. Love your frogs Helen - and I think the National Film Board version of Froggie is the best - The Bob Dylan version is blocked in the uk so I can't compare - have a good week = Jane

  2. Fun post and great photos for the F Day, Helen! I do love those froggies! Enjoy your day!


  3. My first thought was you must be having wet weather! Cute shots of all your new friends. :)

  4. I sang that song as a child - no hatcheck girl, tho

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. Wow that's a lot!

    First Grade's Fees is what I have for ABC this week.

  6. Um, yeah. Did you look up close and personal at that second shot? Froggy gone a 'courtin' indeed!

  7. That sure was Fun to read

    Pheno, ABCW Team

  8. Fun foursome of froggies. How fortunate! Great post!

  9. That is fun to look at. I like frogs and to hear them after the rain is awesome!

    ABC Wed

  10. Wow! So many frogs....looks like they're enjoying themselves! Thanks for your visit.