Listen to Pretty Polly (Album Version) song with lyrics from The Byrds

Pretty Polly (Album Version)

The Byrds10 Feb 2010

Pretty Polly (Album Version) Lyrics

Pretty Polly - The Byrds

There used to be a gambler

Who courted all around

There used to be a gambler

Who courted all around

He courted pretty Polly

Such beauty never been found

 

"Pretty Polly pretty Polly

Come go along with me

Pretty Polly pretty Polly

Come go along with me

Before we get married

Some pleasures to see"

 

She jumped up behind him and 'way they did go

She jumped up behind him and 'way they did go

Down into the valley that was far below

 

They went a little further and what did they spot

They went a little further and what did they spot

But a newly dug grave with a spade lying by

 

"Oh Willy hey Willy

I'm afraid of your ways

Oh Willy hey Willy

I'm afraid of your ways

I'm afraid you will lead my poor body astray"

 

"Pretty Polly pretty Polly

You guessed it just right

Pretty Polly pretty Polly

You guessed it just right

I dug all your grave the better part of last night"

 

Then he stabbed her in her heart

Till her heart's blood did flow

He stabbed her in her heart

Till her heart's blood did flow

Down into the grave pretty Polly did go

 

Now a debt to the devil that Willy must pay

A debt to the devil that Willy must pay

For killing pretty Polly and running away

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***