Polly Wolly Doodle

Words & Music:

Traditional American


D                                                                          A7

Oh, I went down south to see my Sal, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.

A7                                                                  D

My, Sal, she is a spunky gal, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.



D                                                        A7

Fare thee well, fare thee well, fare thee well, my fairy fey.


For I'm going to Lou'siana, for to see my Susianna,


Singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.


Oh, my Sal, she is a maiden fair, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.

With curly eyes and laughing hair, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.




Behind the barn, down on my knees, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.

I thought I heard a chicken sneeze, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.




He sneezed so hard with the whopping cough, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.

He sneezed his head and the tail right off, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.




A grass-hopper sittin' on a railroad track, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.

A-picken' his teeth with a carpet tack, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.




Oh, I went to bed but it wasn't any use, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.

My feet stuck out like a chicken roost, singing, "Polly-Wolly-Doodle" all the day.




The provenance of the attached easy arrangement of this is unknown.  It is part of a collection that people gave me over the years.  Please inform me if correctly attribute it.

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