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Thread #53292   Message #819126
Posted By: GUEST,Richie
05-Nov-02 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: Kemo Kimo info
Subject: Lyr Add: SING SONG POLLY WON'T YOU TRY ME OH?
I guess I figured that if you plant a toe the rest of the body might
sprout, "And up de darkies' heads dey poke." I have two versions with "toe" in them.

Here's my favorite from American Memory that is a ballad and also use the "Jordan is a hard raod to travel" line:

Lyr. Add: SING SONG POLLY WON'T YOU TRY ME OH?

Down in Skytown liv'd a maid,
Sing song Polly won't you try me oh?
Churning butter was her trade,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?
She loved a feller whose name was Will,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?
His dad he used to own the mill,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?

CHORUS: Kemo kimo where? oh, there! my high, my low,
Then in comes Sally, singing,
Sometimes, medley, winkum lingtum nip cat,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?

She wanted Will for worse or better,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?
She'd have married, but dad wouldn't let her,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?
And so she went and got a knife,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?
She broke her heart and lost her life,
Sing song Polly, won't you try me oh?

CHORUS: Kemo kimo where? oh, there! my high, my low,
Then in comes Sally, singing,
Sometimes, medley, winkum lingtum nip cat,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?

Then Josh he felt his dander risin',
Sing song Polly won't you try me oh?
So he went and swallowed pisin,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?
The village folks laughed in their sleeve,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?
For Jordan's a hard road to travel I believe,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?

CHORUS: Kemo kimo where? oh, there! my high, my low,
Then in comes Sally, singing,
Sometimes, medley, winkum lingtum nip cat,
Sing song Polly won't you try me, oh?

-Richie