Dock Boggs – Pretty Polly Lyrics

(intro)

I used to be a rambler, I stayed around this town

I used to be a rambler, I stayed around in town

I courted Pretty Polly and the (guilt) has never been

found

(break)

Oh where is Pretty Polly, oh yonder she stands

Oh where is Pretty Polly, oh yonder she stands

With rings on her fingers and lily-white hands

Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly come take a walk with me

Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly come take a walk with me

When we get married some pleasure to see

(break)

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

Oh Willie oh Willie I’m ‘fraid of your way

Willie oh Willie I’m ‘fraid of your way

All minding to ramble and lead me astray

(break)

Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly you guessin’ about right

Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly you guessin’ about right

I dug on your grave two-thirds of last night

They went on a piece farther and what did they spy?

Went on up (?) farther and what did they spy?

A new-dug grave and a spade lying by

(break)

She threw her arms around him and began for to weep

She threw her arms around him and began for to weep

At last Pretty Polly, she fell asleep

He threw the dirt over her, and turned away to go

Threw the dirt over her, and turned away to go

Down to the river where the deep water flow