Polly

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Polly wouldn't listen to her Mama,
Polly wouldn't listen to her Papa.
She tried to make the swinging city scene,
And now there's not a place that Polly hasn't been.

Polly, pretty pretty Pollyanna,
Pretty pretty Pollyanna,
Pretty Polly Garter
Oh, I think that pretty Polly should have stayed at home.

Pretty Polly, dressed as jolly as can be,
She's so darling, all the fellas do agree,
And half a million people can't be wrong,
Oh, I think that pretty Polly should have stayed at home.

Polly wrote a letter to her Mama,
Polly made confessions to her Papa.
Mummy's proud 'cause Polly's still in chains
She's happy now her baby's coming home again.

Pretty Polly, she learned that life is just a game,
She is sorry, she just had to break the chains.
And Mama knows, 'cause Mama was the same
Oh, she's happy now her baby's coming home again.

Polly, pretty pretty Pollyanna,
Pretty pretty pretty pretty Pollyanna,
Pretty Polly Garter
Oh, Polly, pretty pretty Pollyanna,
Pretty pretty pretty pretty Pollyanna,
Pretty Polly Garter
I think that pretty Polly should have stayed at home.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:49), recorded Mar 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Wonder Boy/Polly Apr 1968 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17468 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Wonderboy/Polly Apr 1968 Denmark Pye 7N 17468 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Wonderboy/Polly 5 Apr, 1968 UK Pye 7N 17468 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Wonderboy/Polly 15 May, 1968 USA Reprise 0691 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks - Kollectables 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7252 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - 20th Anniversary Box Set 7 Dec, 1984 UK PRT KINKX 7254 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 7001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men Apr 1988 UK PRT PYC 7001 2 CD set
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
Something Else By The Kinks 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 480 CD
Something Else By The Kinks 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD029 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

stereo mix (2:48), recorded Mar 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kink Kronikles 25 Mar, 1972 USA Reprise 2XS 6454 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set

stereo mix, by Mitch Friedman, recorded 2000
The Great Lost KPS Album - The Kover Kontroversy Kontinues Jul 2000 UK Pie KPSCD003 CD


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