"Peggy-O" as written by Paul Simon and Arthur Garfunkel....
As we rode out to Fennario, as we rode on to Fennario
Our captain fell in love with a lady like a dove
And called her by a name, pretty Peggy-O.
Will you marry me pretty Peggy-O, will you marry me pretty Peggy-O

If you will marry me, I'll set your cities free
And free all the ladies in the area-O.
I would marry you sweet William-O, I would marry you sweet William-O
I would marry you but your guineas are too few

And I fear my mama would be angry-O.
What would your mama think pretty Peggy-O,
What would your mama think pretty Peggy-O,
What would your mama think if she heard my guineas clink

Saw me marching at the head of my soldiers.
If ever I return pretty Peggy-O, if ever I return pretty Peggy-O
If ever I return your cities I will burn
Destroy all the ladies in the area-O.

Come steppin' down the stairs pretty Peggy-O,
Come steppin' down the stairs pretty Peggy-O,
Come steppin' down the stairs combin' back your yellow hair
Bid a last farewell to your William-O.

Sweet William he is dead pretty Peggy-O,
Sweet William he is dead pretty Peggy-O,
Sweet William he is dead and he died for a maid
And he's buried in the Louisiana country-O.

As we rode out to Fennario, as we rode out to Fennario
Our captain fell in love with a lady like a dove,
And called her by a name, pretty Peggy-O.


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"Peggy-O" as written by Philip Lesh Jerome J. Garcia

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentis it just me or is there something disturbing about this song..she 'loves' him but wont marry him cause her momma will be angry, he 'loves' her but will destroy everything she loves if he comes back, since she says no to his proposal

    it's like money and destruction trump love, sigh
    riteron April 26, 2011   Link
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    General Commenthow can i be the first one on this one? these guys fall out of bed and make epic songs.
    nanukrbsiton September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOr find ones previously written like this one. Still a great song though, Dylan did a version close to this on his debut album. Not sure who wrote it though.
    coonwahon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was also recorded by Simon & Garfunkel.
    stripey7on April 23, 2010   Link

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