‘The Frog’

An original setting for Voice and Piano

The Frog
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
As "Slimy skin," or "Polly-wog,"
Or likewise "Ugly James,"
Or "Gap-a-grin,"
Or "Toad-gone-wrong,"
Or "Bill Bandy-knees":
The Frog is justly sensitive
To epithets like these.

No animal will more repay
A treatment kind and fair;
At least so lonely people say
Who keep a frog and, by the way,
They are extremely rare.

Hilaire Belloc

The Frog is also available in versions for String Quartet and Mezzo Soprano or Soprano.
see: Versions
This mp3 example is by: Maria Heseltine - Mezzo Soprano, and Douglas Cook - Piano.
Version
Stacks Image 2126
Stacks Image 1885
Stacks Image 1889