Miss Polly

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Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she phoned for the doctor to be quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and hat,
And knocked at the door with a rat tat tat.

He looked at the dolly and shook his head,
And said "Miss Polly put her straight to bed".
He wrote a pad for a pill, pill, pill.
I'll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.

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Information About Miss Polly

The origin and history of this song are both unknown.

It is an old nursery rhyme about Miss Polly who had a sick doll. It has been sang to children who are ill. It has been used in the classroom in similar instances, and to help to teach rhythm and listening skills, along with rhythm recognition.

During the lyric "Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick", children can make the motion of holding and rocking a baby in their arms.

In the lyric, "So she called for the doctor ti cine quick, quick, quick", children in the class can hold their hand to their ear like a telephone and make the motion of "come here", as if to tell the doctor to come over.

In the song when the doctor knocks on the door, children should act as if they are knocking on a door to see Polly.

In the line "he looked at the dolly and shook his head", children should shake their heads while singing this.

Finally, in the song when the doctor writes a prescription for the sick dolly, children should act as if they are writing on an imaginary pad of paper and pretend to hand it to the child who is portraying Polly.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Lyrics to avoid talking about pills:

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick
So she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
And he knocked on the door with a rat tat tat.

He looked at the dolly and he shook his head
He said miss Polly put her straight to bed
He wrote on a paper for his bill, bill, bill
I'll be back in the morning yes I will, will, will.

This is a different version of the song. Instead of Polly the name in the song is Molly.

Miss Molly had a dolly
Who was sick, sick, sick
So she called for the doctor
To come quick, quick, quick
The doctor came
With his bag and his hat
And he knocked on the door
With a rat-a-tat-tat.

He looked at the dolly
And he shook his head,
And he said 'Miss Molly,
Put her straight to bed. '
He wrote on the paper
For a pill, pill, pill
I'll be back in the morning
For the bill, bill, bill. '.

Miss Molly had a dolly
Who was sick, sick, sick
So she called for the doctor
To come quick, quick, quick
The doctor came
With his bag and his hat
And he knocked on the door
With a rat-a-tat-tat.

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11 Comments

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Marion Scharf, Canada

10 June 2016 at 1:10pm

My kids love this song but were confused that the video had a doggy instead of a doggy.

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chloe, Canada

3 February 2016 at 3:50pm

1950's origin

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Kim, Canada

20 November 2014 at 7:18pm

I'm 57 years old and learned Miss Polly. I still remember the lyrics and love this little song!

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Chloe, Canada

20 August 2014 at 12:37am

I like the spacing in the pill and no pills versions!

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Aanshi Vinod, India

13 April 2014 at 2:37pm

I love this song I like it so much

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Alejandro, Peru

3 April 2012 at 3:02am

good I like it it is nice

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Jada, Chicago

10 September 2010 at 10:44pm

i can't get the vidio because I'm at tte illinois school for the vissualy impaired and they blocked youtube they even blocksd youtube

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Patrick, Sydney

5 September 2010 at 10:34pm

So beautiful ... all so vey beautiful ...

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Jasmin, Sa Australia

10 August 2010 at 5:34am

i love this song

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Jada, Chicago Usa

27 July 2010 at 10:28pm

I loved the video. I also love the song

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Layla, Nsw Australia

26 December 2008 at 3:49am

Old fave song

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