Teasing The Toad (from the album Bloomsburg to Bangladesh)
Hey Princess come and join to me
I’m a Prince inside, it’s true you see.
One peaceful day while I walked alone,
came ‘cross a creature by the road.
I poked and teased; had a jolly good time.
Not knowing I had committed a crime
With a puff of smoke and a flash of light
the sky grew dim as if it’were night
The moon shone down on my figure so tall
before I could run I was reduced to small
Tease the toad.
Teasing the toad.
An evil witch trapped me inside here.
I got too close, I got too near.
Hopping mad on the forest floor.
I long to be free — I long to fear no more?
Trapped by her spell by her magic wand,
In a boiling cauldron down by the pond.
I’m inside waiting to be freed
Come and join me, Oh come and join me but don’t tease the toad.
I used to have a castle down by the river.
Now I’ve got a lilly pad.
Used to have diamonds, gold and silver
Now all I’ve got are rocks, doomed to dwell in the lochs.
I pray you please, save me from this ill
Find a wizard to bring me a magic pill.
I’m not feeling myself these days,
I’ve got warts and scales, what can I say.
Lyrics, Music & Arrangement By:
© 1994 Jeremy dePrisco ASCAP