Pretty Polly (IV)

DESCRIPTION: Polly will not marry the singer; his poverty would grieve her parents. He replies, "Some say I am rakey... But I'll prove... that I'm guilty of nothing but innocent love." He sets out for New Orleans to marry another, but decides he loves Polly too much
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924
KEYWORDS: love courting separation virtue rambling return
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Combs/Wilgus 133, p. 144, "Pretty Polly" (1 text)
Roud #4296
NOTES: Although this piece consists largely of floating verses, the combined effect is unique and deserves to be considered a separate song. - RBW
File: CW133

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