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Lyr Req:Pretty Polly (from The Dillards)

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GUEST,WMRambler 27 Jun 15 - 03:09 AM
GUEST,# 27 Jun 15 - 07:05 AM
Spleen Cringe 27 Jun 15 - 08:05 AM
cnd 27 Jun 15 - 09:02 AM
cnd 27 Jun 15 - 09:20 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Dillards - Pretty Polly
From: GUEST,WMRambler
Date: 27 Jun 15 - 03:09 AM

Does anyone happen to know the lyrics to the version of Pretty Polly done by the Dillards on their "Live... Almost!!!" album? Most of the lyrics I've found contain a majority of the song, but I get confused on the first and last verse.

It sounds like (to me):

    First Verse:
       "Willie lived in london, a city built in town (x2)
         and met a beautiful lady, her beauty never been found"

    Last Verse:
       "He threw a little dirt over her and turned to go home (x2)
         leaving nothing behind but the wilds birds to roam"


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dillards - Pretty Polly
From: GUEST,#
Date: 27 Jun 15 - 07:05 AM

Try mourn instead of roam.

Is there somewhere to hear The Dillards' version?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dillards - Pretty Polly
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 27 Jun 15 - 08:05 AM

There you go - a Youtube link...

http://youtu.be/N9jH4F4N2OA


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Subject: Lyr Add: PRETTY POLLY (from The Dillards)
From: cnd
Date: 27 Jun 15 - 09:02 AM

Willie lived in London; a city-mill in town
Willie lived in London; a city-mill in town
I met a beautiful lady, her beauty'd never been found

They called her "Pretty Polly, come go along with me
Polly, Pretty Polly, come go along with me
Before we get married, some place you will see"

"Willie, oh Willie, I'm 'fraid of your ways
Willie, oh Willie, I'm 'fraid of your ways
The way you've been ramblin', you'll lead me astray"

They went up on the mountain, and what did they spy
They went up on the mountain, and what did they spy
A newly-dug grave and a spade lyin' by

"Polly, Pretty Polly, your guess is 'bout right
Polly, Pretty Polly, your guess is 'bout right
I dug on your grave in the heart of last night"

He stabbed 'er through her heart and her heart's blood did flow
He stabbed 'er through her heart and her heart's blood did flow
And into her grave Pretty Polly did go

He threw a little dirt over her and turned to go home
He threw a little dirt over her and turned to go home
Leave nothing behind but the wild birds to roam

Pretty Polly, Polly, Pretty Polly


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dillards - Pretty Polly
From: cnd
Date: 27 Jun 15 - 09:20 AM

The first and second lines could also be "Willie lived in London; a city-millin' town."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dillards - Pretty Polly
From: GUEST,#
Date: 27 Jun 15 - 10:56 AM

Nigel, thanks for the link but it reads NOT AVAILABLE
Must be a song banned in Canada.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dillards - Pretty Polly
From: GUEST,WMRambler
Date: 27 Jun 15 - 12:25 PM

Thank you, everybody, for the help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dillards - Pretty Polly
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jun 15 - 12:55 PM

Wouldn't want those Canadians getting any ideas, ya know...


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