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April’s Mantra

ButtercupKid
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Since it’s Spring, here’s a cutesy tale of little animals. To the tune of “A Froggy Went A-courting”.

A froggy got up early and he did run,

Um-hum,

A froggy got up early and he did run

Because he’d heard it was such fun,

Um-hum, um-hum, um-hum.

He ran to Missy Mouse’s door,

Um-hum,

He ran to Missy Mouse’s door,

Deep within he heard her snore,

Um-hum, um-hum, um-hum.

“Pray Missy Mouse, are you abed ?

Um-hum,

Wouldn’t you rather run instead ?”

But all he heard was Z-Z-Z,

Um-hum, um-hum, um-hum.

So he went running down the road,

Um-hum,

So he went running down the road,

Was sniggered at by Mr Toad,

Um-hum, um-hum, um-hum.

But Uncle Rat cheered and slapped his thigh,

Um-hum,

Uncle Rat cheered and slapped his thigh

In praise of Froggy jogging by,

Um-hum, um-hum, um-hum.

“Say, where will the runner’s breakfast be,

Um-hum ?

Where will the runner’s breakfast be ?”

“At home if my legs will carry me !”

Um-hum, um-hum, um-hum.

“And what will the runner’s breakfast be,

Um-hum ?

What will the runner’s breakfast be ?”

“A glass of water and a ba-na-nee.”

Um-hum, um-hum, um-hum.

Off he went running round the lake,

Um-hum,

Off he went running round the lake

And won a race with a big fat snake,

Um-hum, um-hum, um-hum.

So now you’ve heard it Froggy’s way,

Um-hum,

Now you’ve heard it Froggy’s way

Get out and try C25k,

Um-hum, um-hum, um-hum !

Happy running, everyone 😄

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Hi Twin 😊

My husband and I were singing the original song last week as we were kept awake every night by froggies courting for real. We thought they sounded like magpies at first and then we realised the time and had another think about it 😂

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to SpanishShuffle

Lively magpies you have in your neck of the woods 😂

SpanishShuffle
SpanishShuffleGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Still in Spain. Everything is lively here 🐃

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to SpanishShuffle

The only thing lively here in the frozen North is the wind 🥶

SpanishShuffle
SpanishShuffleGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

We are slowly 🚙heading north to catch the ferry and then up to North Yorks. Currently in the mountains to get used to cooler weather, but it's 20 at the moment 👙

Due to be 1 for my run in the morning though ⛄

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to SpanishShuffle

Arrghh ! Wrap up warm then - ending on the IC with hypothermia would be a bit too ironic 😄

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Don't worry, the forecast is for warmer weather everywhere except near eastern coasts by Easter with the temperature as high as 21C in some places, especially in central and western areas, only in areas near the North Sea it's not just to be so warm.

Granspeed
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Love it! 👏🏼🎉👏🏼😄 Will be humming for my Thursday run! 🐸

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Granspeed

Enjoy ! 😄

Loved the ‘ba-na- nee! 😂

Sometimes you have to tweak things a little 🙄😁

👍🏻

Jell6
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🏅🐸🐸💕

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Jell6

😊😁

AlMorr
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O my goodness me ButtercupKid, I laughed my head off, that is so funny, especially that bit about 'froggy's' way and trying C25K, it rhymes, a frog wouldn't run a 5K, they would JUMP all the way, perhaps taking all day, perhaps quicker, another great poem from you BCK

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

It’s true that frogs can’t run. But I’m not that great at it either ! Poetic licence 😂

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

😂🏃😊👍ButtercupKid, you are ' poet in residence' here on C25K.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr. Other C25k poets are available 😄

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Yep, but you are the No. 1 here, as they say 'some might try and copy, but the original is the best' there was only one Rabbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott or Shakespeare for that matter.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Highly flattered 😊😊😊

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Brilliant! 🤣🤣🤣😁

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks 😊

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Ok... so I didn’t know the tune... thanks for that... now it may be in my head a while... extreme metal when I get back home, my neighbours love it, sometimes they tap along 🤣

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I’d absolutely love to hear Froggy in the style of extreme metal. I’m sure your neighbours would enjoy it too 😂

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to ButtercupKid

Leo Metal Covers Vol 8 has a metal version of The Wheels on The Bus, he’s done loads of songs that should never be metal.

My all time favourite though is Bill Bailey’s tribute to Rammstein, Das Hokey Cokey.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

😂😂😂

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Actually, that’s not so funny. Done properly, the Hokey Cokey is a great fitness routine. I used to lead kids in it at summer camp - tired them out for the rest of the morning 😂

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to ButtercupKid

Little miss UMN can sing it in German now... not that I put annoying novelty songs on in the car much 😂😂

ButtercupKid
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No, I can tell that 😂

Wimborne
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Well that took me back to the 80s. Saturday morning TV with 2 guys called Simon who used to swing their pants singing that!!!! Made me giggle!!!!!!

furlmouse
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Trevor and Simon!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to furlmouse

Must have slept through that. Maybe just as well 😂

Wimborne
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It was!!!! Swing those pants 😂.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Wimborne

😂😂

Myzinnyboy
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Brilliant,it should be made into a cartoon! I’m laughing out loud here and it’s the line sniggered at by mr toad, and the snake! Hilarious more please!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Myzinnyboy

Glad you liked it. I churn out around one a month while I’m running - search for mantra on the forum and you’ll find them, not to mention a whole load from other people 😄

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