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PRETTY POLLY (Traditional) Recorded by : Leonard Cohen; Judy Collins. “Polly, Pretty Polly, come go long with me- Polly, Pretty Polly, come go long with me- Before we get married, some pleasure to see” She jumped up behind him and away they did ride- She jumped up behind him, away they did go- Over the mountains, and valleys so low. “Oh Willie, oh Willie, I’m a feared for my life- Oh Willie, oh Willie, I’m a feared for my life- I’m afraid you mean to murder me, and leave me behind..” “Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, you guessed about right- Polly, Pretty Polly, you guessed about right- I’ve been diggin’ your grave, for the best part of last night.” She knelt down before him, pleading for her life- She knelt down before him, pleading for her life, “Let me be a single girl, if I cant be your wife..” He stabbed her to the heart, and her heart blood did flow- He stabbed her to the heart, and her heart blood did flow- And into the grave, Pretty Polly did go. He through a little dirt on her and started for home- He through a little dirt over her and started for home- Leaving nobody there, but the wild birds to moan.. A debt to the devil, Willie must pay- A debt to the devil, Willie must pay- For killing Pretty Polly, And running, and running, and running, and running away. (Contributed by PeaceGoddess39 - March 2005)

    


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