Can Anyone Help with a Song about a Frog with the Line, “Ring tong bell a dilla coy me”?

I recently received this question:

My welsh gran use to sing a song to my sisters and myself close to the following: “A little green frog hopped down to the brook singing ‘ring tong bell a dilla coy me’. A lily white duck came and gobbled him up singing ‘ring tong bell a dilla coy me’…”

I don’t remember the rest but would like to find out how it went so that I could sing it to my grandson. Thanks!

If anyone can help with the lyrics, please comment below.

Thanks in advance!

Mama Lisa

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4 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with a Song about a Frog with the Line, “Ring tong bell a dilla coy me”?”

  1. Lisa maria Says:

    This sounds likes King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog_Went_A-Courting

  2. Lisa Says:

    There are many variations of this song!

  3. Theresa Says:

    My Nan and Mother also sang us this song – Mother said she learned it in Girl Guides. Love to have the lyrics as well.

  4. Linley Bradshaw Says:

    I knew a song about an acorn when I was little.
    It went “a little brown baby round and wee.
    With kind winds to rock him slept up in a tree.
    But he grew and he grew and I’m sorry to say.
    He fell right out of his cradle one day.
    Down from the tree tops a very bad fall.
    But the dear little fellow was not hurt at all.
    So sound and sweet he lay on the grass.
    And there you may find him whenever you pass.”

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