"Pollywog in a Bog" as written by and Ed/creeggan Robertson....
In the puddle by the trail it flips it's tiny tail
Just like a great big whale but smaller than a snail

It's a pollywog in a bog
Swims under soggy logs
One day he'll be a frog
Pollywog in a bog

Overhead a cedar tree gives the shade he needs
Munching while he feeds on lily pads and weeds

Knows not where he's from
Or how his life had begun
He's not the only one
And soon he'll breathe through lungs

It's hard to believe
With the arms you'll receive
You'll life your head above the water and breathe
Gills shrink away and may there come a day
When you reach the shore with a whole world to explore

Ribbit ribbit a tadpole exhibit
It's a transformation no one can inhibit
Amphibian change may seem strange
Take them gills and the tail and they all rearrange

Out come the legs for the jump! jump!
Hope to the top of the stump! stump!
Out come the legs for the jump! jump!
Hope to the top of the stump! stump!

Where the mud is deep frost will soon creep
And without a peep a frog is fast asleep

[Repeat x2]
It was a pollywog in a bog
Swam under soggy logs
In the morning fog
Pollywog in a bog.


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"Pollywog in a Bog" as written by Jim Creeggan Ed Robertson

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    General CommentThis is my favorite song from Snacktime.

    Jim and Ed's voices contrast so beautifully (and hilariously). Don't you think so, GD?
    42 stepson July 02, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^ Me? To be honest, I hadn't really thought about that (the contrast in voices). But now that you mention it, yeah, the transition from Jim's earnest part to Ed's reggae thing is pretty amusing!

    By the way, this isn't really about frogs. It was inspired by Jim's seeing his daughter on an ultrasound when she was still little enough to look like a pollywog.
    gravity_defianton July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDamn that's cute.

    I had thought it might be a metaphor but it never occurred to me how it might link together a little tadpole to a little person.
    42 stepson August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDamn that's cute.

    I had thought it might be a metaphor but it never occurred to me how it might link together a little tadpole to a little person.
    42 stepson August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDamn that's cute.

    I had thought it might be a metaphor but it never occurred to me how it might link together a little tadpole to a little person.
    42 stepson August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn that's cute.

    I had thought it might be a metaphor but it never occurred to me how it might link together a little tadpole to a little person.
    42 stepson August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh. And please forgive my stutter. :)
    42 stepson August 19, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^____^

    It's a happy kid's song. I told my children that one of the singers of the band was on crack. "What's crack, daddy?" one asked.

    I pulled out my wife's powderbox and told them "Your mother is a crackwhore and you two were both conceived during her greatest trip ever, I believe a homeless guy in a dark alley is your true biological father!"

    A big frown...

    "Just kidding, guys!!! Who wants to go to the pizza hut?"

    Ofcourse, they didn't understand it so I'll save the story for when they are old enough to hate their dead mother even more.
    LittlePrincezzon September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs shown in the music video, Andrew Creeggan actually did play the steel drums on this track. It gives me hope that the band might include Page in another album someday.
    Yperiteon June 13, 2014   Link

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