“The Frog (Fisherman's Luck)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: c. 1938 (recording, Dixon Brothers)
Keywords: food animal humorous hardtimes recitation
Found in: Australia US(SE)


Swagman Paddy, out of food, decides to catch a fish. The only possible bait is a frog -- but a snake swallows the frog before Paddy can catch it. Paddy gets the snake drunk and retrieves the frog. The snake, wanting another drink, brings another frog



  1. Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 279-281, "The Frog" (1 text)
  2. BI, MCB279