The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Pretty Polly Come Go Along With Me

Cat. #0777 (MFH #420) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on June 25, 1969

VERSE 1
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, come go along with me
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, come go along with me
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, come go along with me
An' all these things, now you shall see

VERSE 2
He led her over hills an' valleys away
He led her over hills an' valleys away
He led her over hills an' valleys away
She says, young man you lead'n me astray

VERSE 3
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, you guess'in just right
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, you guess'in just right
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, you guess'in just right
For I dug your grave th biggest part of last night

VERSE 4
She threw her arms 'round 'im saying, suffer no fear
She threw her arms 'round 'im saying, suffer no fear
She threw her arms 'round 'im saying, suffer no fear
How can you kill a poor girl that loves you so dear

VERSE 5
I stabbed 'er to th heart an' th blood it did pour
I stabbed 'er to th heart an' th blood it did pour
I stabbed 'er to th heart an' th blood it did pour
Saying, down in this grave your poor body will go

VERSE 6
I threw some dirt o'er and turned to go 'way
I threw some dirt o'er and turned to go 'way
I threw some dirt o'er and turned to go 'way
Saying, down in this grave your poor body will lay

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