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    "Pretty Polly" Lyrics

    Kristin Hersh

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    Polly, pretty polly, come go along with me
    Polly, pretty polly, come go along with me
    Before we get married some pleasure to see
    She got up behind him and away they did go
    She got up behind him and away they did go
    Over the hills to the valley so low
    They went up a little farther and what did they spy?
    They went up a little farther and what did they spy?
    A newly dug grave with a spade lying by
    He stabbed her through the heart
    Her heart's blood it did flow
    He stabbed her through the heart
    Her heart's blood it did flow
    And into the grave pretty polly did go
    He threw something over her and turned to go home
    He threw something over her and turned to go home
    With nothing behind him but the girl there to mourn
    Little birdy
    Little birdy, little birdy
    What makes you fly so high?
    It's because I am a birdy
    And I'm not afraid to die

    Little birdy, little birdy
    Come sing me your song
    I've a short time to be here with you
    And a long time, to be gone

    Little birdy, little birdy
    What makes your wing so blue?
    It's because I've been a-grievin'
    Grievin' after you

    Little birdy, little birdy
    Come sing me your song
    I've a short time to be here with you
    And a long time, to be gone

    Little birdy, little birdy
    What makes your head so red?
    After all that I have been through
    It's a wonder I ain't dead

    Little birdy, little birdy
    Come sing me your song
    I've a short time to be here with you
    And a long time, to be gone
    This song was submitted on January 25th, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Hersh.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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