I used to be a rambler, I used to ramble 'round.
I used to be a rambler, I used ramble 'round.
I courted Pretty Polly and the ??? couldn't be found

Oh Polly, Pretty Polly, oh yonder she stands.
Polly, Pretty Polly, oh yonder she stands,
with rings on her fingers and her lily-white hands.

Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, come take a walk with me.
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, come take a walk with me
before we get married, something for to see.

I led her over hills and valleys so deep,
led her over hills and valleys so deep.
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, she began to weep.

Oh Willie, oh Willie, I'm afraid of your way.
Willie, oh Willie, I'm afraid of your way,
all minding to ramble and lead me astray.

Walked on a bit further and what did they spy?
Walked a bit farther and what did they spy?
A newly-dug grave with a spade lying by.
"What's that you see, Pretty Polly?"

She threw her arms around me, began for to weep.
She threw her arms around me, began for to weep.
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, she fell asleep.
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, she fell asleep.
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, she fell asleep.
Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, she fell asleep.


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