Pretty Polly (1)
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PRETTY POLLY . Old-Time, Song Air. Paul Clayton says the song was derived from an English broadside called "The Cruel Ship's Carpenter;" in American tradition Polly is led over hills and deep valleys until finally murdered. Gerry Milnes calls it a “time-worn chestnut,” widely sung and played.
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Shanachie 6040, Gerry Milnes & Lorraine Lee Hammond – “Hell Up Coal Holler” (1999). Tradition Records TLP 1007, Hobart Smith - "Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians" (1956).
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources