Now comes the princess, fair and fine
Playing near pond fringed with grasses
Saying, “Watch this ball that is mine.”
I watch her as she passes.
The golden ball fallen in pond is my chance
It bounces, drops down muddy bottom stuck in the water
On my lily pad, I jump and do a waltz and dance
It is my own girl, I have waited for her.
“Come on back, come on back, take me with you.”
She hastens away, skirts flying behind, laughing in delight
I jump from the pond, leaping my green frog body fro and to
My princess when she hears me, exclaims in fright,
“Oh father, oh father, I know not this frog.”
I say, “My fair lady, you promised!” The king
proclaims sternly, “A promise is kept, even one from a bog.”
I ate from her plate, but she flung me away from her pillow. I went ping!
My request for the pillow denied
As princess and prince now we will abide.