Wicked Polly

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A traditional song from the Eastern United States, likely dating back to the 1700s. Recorded live off the floor at Exner Palace.


Young people who delight in sin
I'll tell you what has lately been
A woman who was young and fair
Died in sin and deep despair

She went to frolics, dance and play
In spite of all her friends would say
I'll turn to God when I grow old
And then he shall receive my soul

On Friday morning she took sick
Her stubborn heart began to break
She called her mother to her bed
Her eyes were rolling in her head

Oh mother mother fare ye well
Your wicked Polly's doomed to hell
The flaming wrath begins to roll
I'm a lost and ruined soul

She gnawed her tongue before she died
She rolled, she groaned, she screamed, she cried
Oh must I burn for ever more
'Til thousand thousand years or more?

Young people lest this be your case
Oh turn to God and trust his grace
Down on your knees for mercies cry
Lest you in sin like Polly die


from Got No Home, released August 28, 2011
G Lazarus - Guitar, Vocals

Traditional, Arranged by Graham Lazarovich
Produced and Engineered by Graham Lazarovich at Exner Palace



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Stories of the road, rebellious roots-folk anthems and down-tempo blues inspired by life on the fringe.

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