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Polly Hopkins & Tommy Tompkins
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Words & music: John Paddon (1827)
(published by George Willig & Co. Publishers, Baltimore, 1881)
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Tommy

Pretty, pretty Polly Hopkins, how d’ye do? how d’ye do?

Polly

None the better, Tommy Tomkins for seeing you, for seeing you.

Tommy

I’m a man of wealth.

Polly

Be quiet pray.

Tommy

Take all my pelf.

Polly

Pray get away.

Tommy

Oh! cruel, cruel Polly Hopkins to treat me so, to treat me so.

Polly

Oh! cruel, cruel Tommy Tomkins to teaze me so, to teaze me so.

 
2.
Tommy

When we are married, Polly Hopkins which we will be, which we will be.

Polly

I hope the next day, Tommy Tomkins, to bury thee, to bury thee.

Tommy

I’ll handsome grow,

Polly

That I deny.

Tommy

Though ugly now.

Polly

Worse by and by.

Tommy

Oh! cruel, cruel Polly Hopkins to treat me so, to treat me so.

Polly

Oh! cruel, cruel Tommy Tompkins to teaze me so, to teaze me so.

     
3.
Tommy

When I am dead, Polly Hopkins, remember me, remember me.

Polly

With all my heart Tommy Tomkins so let it be, so let it be.

Tommy

Then you’ll fret and cry.

Polly

Ah! to be sure,

Tommy

To think that I,

Polly
Died not before,
Tommy

Oh! cruel, cruel Polly Hopkins to treat me so, to treat me so.

Polly

Oh! cruel, cruel Tommy Tomkins to teaze me so, to teaze me so.

     
4.
Tommy

Pretty, pretty Polly Hopkins how d’ye do? how d’ye do?

Polly

None the better, Tommy Tomkins for seeing you, for seeing you.

Tommy

I’m a man of wealth.

Polly

Be quiet pray.

Tommy

Take all my pelf.

Polly

Pray get away.

both:
Tommy

Oh! cruel, cruel Polly Hopkins to treat me so, to treat me so. (2x)

Polly

Oh! cruel, cruel Tommy Tomkins to teaze me so, to teaze me so. (2x)

   
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