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"Polly Wolly Doodle," Lyrics, Text Format




"Polly Wolly Doodle," Lyrics, Text Format



Limited range and intervals but a whole lot of fun to sing!

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Description
 
  • Grade: Fourth

  • Origin: USA - Folk Song - circa. 1880

  • Key: F Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: staves: ABaCDEC - song AB - verse/refrain

  • Rhythm: beginners: | ta ta ta ti ti | ta/a/a ti ti |
    | ti ti ti ti ti ti ti ti |

  • Pitches: beginners: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So

  • Intervals: beginners: Mi\Do (M3), Re\Ti (M3), Ti/Re (M3), Re/So (P5), Fa\Re (m3)

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat, two double barlines, verse/refrain, running eighths, vocal slurs, ending a phrase on the leading tones Re and Ti

  • Key Words: USA- history, USA geography: Louisiana; Harvard Songbook 1880, nonsense lyrics: curly eyes, laughing hair, maiden, fair, spunky gal, knees, chicken sneeze, heard, sneezed, whooping cough, head, tail, grasshopper, railroad track, teeth, carpet tack, feet, stuck, chicken roost; abbreviations: sittin' (sitting), pickin' (picking)

 
abbreviations: sittin' (


"Polly Wolly Doodle"

       
  1. Oh, I went down South for to see my Sal,
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day;
My Sal, she is a spunky gal,
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
 
    Refrain:  
    Fare thee well,
Fare thee well,
Fare the well my fairy fay,
For I'm goin' to Louisiana,
For to see my Susyana,
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
 
 
2.
Oh, my Sal, she is a maiden fair,
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day;
With curly eyes and laughing hair,
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.
 
    Refrain  
  3. 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.
 
    Refrain  
  4. He sneezed so hard with the whooping cough,
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day;
He sneezed his head and the tail right off .
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day.
 
    Refrain  
  5. 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.
 
    Refrain  
  6. Oh, I went to bed but it wasn't any use,
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day;
My feet stuck out like a chicken roost.
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day.
 
    Refrain  
       


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