"Polly Von" as written by and Peter/stookey Yarrow....
I shall tell of a hunter whose life was undone
By the cruel hand of evil at the setting of the sun
His arrow was loosed and it flew through the dark
And his true love was slain as the shaft found its mark

She had her apron wrapped about her
And he took her for a swan
But it's oh and alas, it was she, Polly Von

He ran up beside her and found it was she
He turned away his head for he could not bear to see
He lifted her up and found she was dead
A fountain of tears for his true love, he shed

She had her apron wrapped about her
And he took her for a swan
But it's oh and alas, it was she, Polly Von

He bore her away to his home by the sea
Crying, "Father, oh father, I murdered poor Polly!
Ive killed my fair love in the flower of her life!
I always intended that she be my wife

But she had her apron wrapped about her
And I took her for a swan
And its oh and alas, it was she, Polly Von"

He roamed near the place where his true love was slain
He wept bitter tears, but his cries were all in vain
As he looked on the lake, a swan glided by
And the sun slowly sank in the grey of the sky


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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