Polly Wolly Doodle

Polly Wolly Doodle

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"Polly Wolly Doodle" is a song first published in a Harvard student songbook in 1880.

"Polly Wolly Doodle" appears in the existing manuscript for Laura Ingalls Wilder's "These Happy Golden Years" exactly as it is used in the published version. It was not mentioned in any of the "Pioneer Girl" manuscripts. It is sometimes credited to Dan Emmett. The melody of this song as it is usually sung formed the basis for Boney M.'s hit "Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday" in 1979.

Lyrics

":Oh, I went down South for to see my Sal :singing Polly wolly doodle all the day:my Sal, she am a spunky gal:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

:Fare thee well, fare thee well,:fare thee well my fairy Fay:for I'm off to Lou'siana for to see my Susyanna:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

:Oh, my Sal, she is a maiden fair:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day:with curly eyes and laughing hair:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

:Fare thee well, fare thee well,:fare thee well my fairy Fay:for I'm off to Lou'siana for to see my Susyanna:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

:Oh I like watermelon and I have for years:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day:I eat watermelon because it gets upon my ears:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

:Fare thee well, fare thee well,:fare thee well my fairy Fay:for I'm off to Lou'siana for to see my Susyanna:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

:Oh, a grasshopper sittin' on a railroad track:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day:a pickin' his teeth with a carpet tack:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

:Fare thee well, fare thee well,:fare thee well my fairy Fay:I'm going to Lou'siana for to see my Susyanna:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

:Behind the barn, down on my knees:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day:I thought I heard a chicken sneeze:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

:Oh he sneezed so hard with the whooping cough:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day:he sneezed his head and his tail right off:sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

:Fare thee well, fare thee well,:fare thee well my fairy Fay:for I'm off to Lou'siana for to see my Susyanna:sing Polly Wolly Doodle:sing Polly Wolly Doodle:sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day ":::(Traditional / De Sylva)


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