The Frog Poem by Anonymous British

The Frog

What a wonderful bird the frog are!
When he stands he sit almost;
When he hop he fly almost.
He ain't got no sense hardly;
He ain't got no tail hardly either.
When he sit, he sits on what he ain't got almost.

Georgia Thompson 29 October 2022

The poem is found in a book of poetry called "Ted Malone's Scrapbook".

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Gordon 03 March 2021

Oops. Okay here is the version as I learned it. What a funny bird the frog are. He ain't got no tail at all almost hardly. When him walk, hin hop, when him not walk him sit on his little tail, which he ain't got at all, almost hardly.

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Gordon 03 March 2021

I found a reference stating that the poem is attributed to an unnamed Norwegian who was living in Chicago in 1922. My father, who was 10 in 1922 taught me this version:

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Sujohn 10 October 2018

What a wonderful bird the frog are When he hop, he fly nearly Ain't hardly got no wing either, have he? - another version!

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rodan 03 September 2018

Checked out a book with this poem when I was in grade school back in the sixties. Laughed so hard in class I got sent to the principal's office. Shared my amusement with the principal, but think the book was removed from school library. Been a fan of Tom Foolery and nonsense ever since that day!

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