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Based on a childhood poem by Archer, put to music with Mike Petitbon. This version was recorded by John Curtin and Archer during a warm-up session at Kazoo in 1969.
(©1968, 1995 Kazoo Music, BMI)
Barry Metcalf thinks the world of froggies.
He likes to catch and kiss them at the pond.
He fondles their smooth bodies, wet and soggy,
and tickles their webbed feet.
He thinks they are so sweet.
Toward little spotted bullfrogs he's quite fond.
He loves the way their eyes are big and lumpy.
He loves to poke them and watch them contract.
He never cared for toads, he says they're bumpy
and he only loves grown frogs,
you know he can't stand polywogs.
He says, "they're sweeter when they hop," and that's a fact.
So come on down to where the frogs are roosting.
Barry Metcalf's waiting for a catch.
You'll find that catching frogs can be quite boosting.
It's just a form of leisure
and a great deal of true pleasure
to catch a sweet green treasure
that will love you with full measure.
You'll love each and every froggie you may snatch.
What a funny bird the frog are.
He ain't got a tail at almost hardly.
When he run he jump,
when he walk he hop
and when he squat, he sits on the tail
that he ain't got at almost hardly.