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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Two For Tuesday - Foolish Frog

Caught the Mark Twain Bill Murray Award show the other night on T-V and enjoyed it very much.  There were some great presenters with funny stories about Bill and Mark Twain. 

The following performance was by Rhiannon Giddens doing a song The Foolish Frog.  Check her out:


Little did I know that this was an old (1907) folk song that Pete Seeger updated in the 50's.  Pete's version also included a story around the song that prominently features a country store.  (No wonder I liked it as soon as I heard it.)

It also has the store owner (1:12 mark) telling the farmer to go home because he was busy with "all these summer people."  That sounds familiar too!

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