Polly Perkins

Cat. #1528 (MFH #1013) - As sung by Virginia Wood, Thayer, Missouri on March 22, 1975

O, she's as pretty as a butterfly
Proud as a Queen
Pretty little Polly Perkins
Of Auguston Green

Th man she marries
Must have silver an' gold
A chariot to ride in
An' he must be bold
Hair as curly as any watchspring
An' whiskers as stiff
As a brush for clothing

In three months she married
Th hard hearted wretch
Seems no matter what
Life pulls a terrible switch
For her face was far worse
She was th bow-legged conductor
From a two penny bus