After the band split up, Ulvaeus and Andersson went on to collaborate on several musicals — including the Abba jukebox musical, Mamma Mia! Hall was an English major who said he learned to write songs by osmosis, soaking up everything from Dickens to Hemingway.
His best work was charged with literary irony but unfolded with the ease of spoken language, as when the mini-skirted heroine of "Harper Valley P. A." struts into the local junior high and exposes small-town hypocrisy by asking why Mrs.
The English word "candy" derives from Arabic "qandi," meaning something made with sugar.
Indeed, the first candies were sugar coated nuts, seeds and fruits.
In other versions such as "King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O" by Chubby Parker, Frog fights and kills Miss Mouse's other suitors (an owl, bat and bumblebee) after they interrupt his proposal.
Uncle Rat's permission received, the two work out details of the wedding.
Some versions end with a cat, snake or other creature devouring the couple and wedding guests.
Sometimes Frog gets away, but is later swallowed by a duck.
See "Frog Went A-Courting" at Wikisource for one version of the lyrics. 524–532) constitute probably the best succinct summary available on variants of this piece.
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