Polly Wolly Doodle

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Traditional Music
Traditional Lyrics

VERSE 1

      G 
Oh, I went down south for to see my Sal,

                                D7 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day,

  
My Sally is a spunky gal,

                                G 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

  
Fare thee well, fare thee well,

                        D7 
Fare thee well my fairy fay,

  
For I'm going to Lou'siana,

  
For to see my Susyanna,

                                   G 
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

VERSE 2

       G 
Oh, my Sal, she is a maiden fair,

                                D7 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day,

  
With curly eyes and laughing hair,

                                G 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

  
Fare thee well, fare thee well,

                        D7 
Fare thee well my fairy fay,

  
For I'm going to Lou'siana,

  
For to see my Susyanna,

                                   G 
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

VERSE 3

      G 
Oh, a grasshopper sittin' on a railroad track,

                                D7 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day,

  
A-pickin' his teeth with a carpet tack,

                                G 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

  
Fare thee well, fare thee well,

                        D7 
Fare thee well my fairy fay,

  
For I'm going to Lou'siana,

  
For to see my Susyanna,

                                   G 
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

VERSE 4

      G 
Oh, I went to bed, but it was no use,

                                D7 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day,

  
My feet stuck out for a chicken roost,

                                G 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

  
Fare thee well, fare thee well,

                        D7 
Fare thee well my fairy fay,

  
For I'm going to Lou'siana,

  
For to see my Susyanna,

                                   G 
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

VERSE 5

       G 
Behind the barn, down on my knees,

                                D7 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day,

  
I thought I heard a chicken sneeze,

                                G 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

  
Fare thee well, fare thee well,

                        D7 
Fare thee well my fairy fay,

  
For I'm going to Lou'siana,

  
For to see my Susyanna,

                                   G 
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

VERSE 6

           G 
He sneezed so hard with the whoopin' cough,

                                D7 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day,

  
He sneezed his head and tail right off,

                                G 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

  
Fare thee well, fare thee well,

                        D7 
Fare thee well my fairy fay,

  
For I'm going to Lou'siana,

  
For to see my Susyanna,

                                   G 
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo D7 G Major
Guitar D7 G Major
Mandolin D7 G Major
Piano D7 G Major
Ukulele D7 G Major