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Polly-Wolly-Doodle

O I went down South for to see my Sal

Tune: [O I went down South for to see my Sal]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, I went down South for to see my Sal,
Sing Polly-wolly-doodle all the day;
My Sally am a spunky gal,
Sing Polly-wolly-doodle all the day.

Chorus:
Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy fay,
For I'm goin' to Lou'sianna, [sic]
For to see my Suzy-anna,
Sing Polly-wolly-doodle all the day.

2 Oh, my Sal, she am a maiden fair,
Sing Polly-wolly-doodle all the day;
With curly eyes and laughing hair,
Sing Polly-wolly-doodle all the day. [Chorus]

3 I came to a river and couldn't get across,
Sing Polly-wolly-doodle all the day,
I jumped on a nigger and tho't he was a hoss,
Sing Polly-wolly-doodle all the day. [Chorus]

3 A grass hopper sitting on a railroad track,
Sing Polly-wolly-doodle all the day,
A-picking his teeth with a carpet tack,
Sing Polly-wolly-doodle all the day. [Chorus]

Source: Seth Parker's Hymnal #195

Text Information

First Line: O I went down South for to see my Sal
Title: Polly-Wolly-Doodle
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Fare thee well, fare thee well
Copyright: Public Domain

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Seth Parker's Hymnal #195

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Songs of Service #137

Songs of Service. Rev. ed. #a137

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