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Ralph Stanley - Pretty Polly

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Pretty Polly

Oh, Polly, Pretty Polly would you take me unkind
Polly, Pretty Polly would you take me unkind
You just sit beside me and tell me you're mine
 
Well my mind is to marry and never to part
My mind is to marry and never to part
The first time I saw you, you wounded my heart
 
Well Polly, Pretty Polly come go along with me
Polly, Pretty Polly come go along with me
Before we get married some pleasure we'll see
 
Well he led her over mountains and valleys so deep
He led her over mountains and valleys so deep
Polly mistrusted, and then began to weep
 
Said, Willie, Little Willie, I’m afraid of your ways
Willie, Little Willie, I’m afraid of your ways
The way you’ve been rambling, and leading me astray
 
Well Polly, Pretty Polly, your guess is about right
Polly, Pretty Polly, your guess is about right
I dug on your grave the bigger part of last night
 
Then he led a little farther, and what did she spy
He led a little farther, and what did she spy
A new dug grave with a spade lying by
 
Then she knelt down before him and pleading for her life
She knelt down before him and pleading for her life
I'll never be a single girl if I can’t be your wife
 
Well Polly, Pretty Polly that never can be
Polly, Pretty Polly that never can be
Your past reputation's been trouble to me
 
Then he opened up her bosom as white as any snow
He opened up her bosom as white as any snow
And stabbed her through the heart, and blood did overflow
 
He went down to the jailhouse and what did he say
He went down to the jailhouse and what did he say
I killed Pretty Polly a trying to get away
 
Submitted by Ww Ww on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 19:56
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