Polly Wolly Doodle

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Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 - April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures. Music critic John Rockwell said, "Ives's voice ... had the sheen and finesse of opera without its latter-day Puccinian vulgarities and without the pretensions of operatic ritual. It was genteel in expressive impact without being genteel in social conformity. And it moved people." more »

Polly Wolly Doodle
Polly Wolly Doodle
Polly Wolly Doodle 
Polly Wolly Doodle

Oh, I went down south to see my Sal,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
My Sally 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 Lousiana, 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 Lousiana, 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 cause it gets on 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 Lousiana, For to see my Susyanna,
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Oh a grasshopper sitting on a rail road track
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
A-pickin' his teeth with a carpet tack
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 the chicken sneeze 
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Oh he sneezed so hard, had a 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.

Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Written by: FLETCHER T WILEY, PHILIP A PARKER

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