Polly Wolly Doodle

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First Verse
Oh, I went down south for to see my Sal
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day
Oh my Sal she is a spunky gal
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Chorus:
Fare thee well, fare thee well
Fare thee well my fairy fay
For I'm goin' to Louisiana for to see my Susi-anna
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Second Verse
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.

Chorus:
Fare thee well, fare thee well
Fare thee well my fairy fay
For I'm goin' to Louisiana for to see my Susi-anna
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Third Verse
I came to a river and couldn't get across
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day
I jumped on a gator and thought he was a hoss
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

Chorus:
Fare thee well, fare thee well
Fare thee well my fairy fay
For I'm goin' to Louisiana for to see my Susi-anna
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.

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Information About Polly Wolly Doodle

"Polly Wolly Doodle" is a song first published in the year 1880 in a Harvard student songbook. The song appears, as the original, in American author Laura Ingalls Wilder's existing manuscript for "These Happy Golden Years", published 1943.

American songwriter Dan Emmett is sometimes credited with writing the song.

The song's melody forms the basis for Boney M's 1979 hit "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday". It is also the tune used for the Barney and Friends song "Alphabet Soup".

Shirley Temple performed "Polly Wolly Doodle" in the 1935 movie "The Littlest Rebel".

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

We have a longer version of the song here

Oh, I went down South
For to see my Sal
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day
My Sal, she is 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 going to Lou'siana 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 going to Lou'siana For to see my Susyanna
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 A chicken sneeze
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

Fare thee well, Fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy fay
For I'm going to Lou'siana For to see my Susyanna
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

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

Fare thee well, Fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy fay
For I'm going to Lou'siana For to see my Susyanna
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

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

Fare thee well,
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy fay
For I'm going to Lou'siana For to see my Susyanna
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

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

Fare thee well, Fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy fay
For I'm going to Lou'siana For to see my Susyanna
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

This looks like another version but with some changes to the words

Oh, I went down South for to see my Sal
Singing Polly wolly doodle all the day
My Sal, she is a spunky gal
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

Chorus:

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy Fay
For I'm off to Lou'siana 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

Chorus:

Oh I like watermelon and I have for years
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day
I eat watermelon because it gets upon my ears
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day

Chorus:

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

Chorus:

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

Oh he sneezed so hard with the 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

Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well my fairy Fay
For I'm off to Lou'siana for to see my Susyanna
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle
Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day

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Matthew, Canada

8 December 2010 at 6:27pm

hi

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Makayla, Porcupine, Sd, Usa

4 September 2009 at 9:13pm

why isn't there a tune to hear for polly wolly doodle?

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