Pretty Polly

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Pretty Polly-Dock Boggs
Banjo in D, f#DGAD tuning and vocal

Oh, I used to be a rambler, I stayed around in town
I used to be a rambler, I stayed around in town
I courted pretty Polly, such beauty's never been found

SOLO

Pretty Polly, pretty Polly, oh yonder she stands
Pretty Polly, pretty Polly, oh yonder she stands
With rings on the fingers, the lily-white hands

"Pretty Polly, pretty Polly, come and take a walk with me
Pretty Polly, pretty Polly, come take a walk with me
Oh, when we get married, some pleasure to see."

SOLO

He led her over hills and valleys so deep
He led her over hills and valleys so deep
At last, pretty Polly, she began to weep

Says, "Oh Willie, oh Willie, I'm afraid of your ways
Oh Willie, oh Willie, I'm afraid of your way
Your mind is to ramble and lead me astray."

"Pretty Polly, pretty Polly, you're guessin' about right
Pretty Polly, pretty Polly, you're guessin' about right
I dug your grave two thirds of last night."

SOLO

They went on a bit farther, and what did she spy?
They went on a piece farther, and what did she spy?
A new-dug grave and a spade lying by

She threw her arms around him, began for to weep
She threw her arms around him, began for to weep
And then pretty Polly soon fell asleep

SOLO

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