SCOTCH AND POLLY
 
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Last Ev'ning I went up to Town to see a few of the boys
We went into the Cafe Royal and made a bit of a noise
The waiter said, 'What would you like to drink?'
I answered, 'Oh! I'll take a Scotch and Polly, I think.'
A lady standing near, then winked and said, 'It's awfully jolly
I'm glad you want me, 'cos I'm Scotch, and love, my name is Polly.

Chorus: Scotch and Polly, Scotch and Polly, jolly good stuff to drink
The Scotch got up in my head you know
The Polly got winking at me so
I lost my way, my rings, my chain, my watch
I either had too much of the 'Polly'
Or else too much of the Scotch.

We went off to a little dance, the Scotch and Polly , and I
And there were moments - like my cash seemed all too hurriedly fly
We'd sundry drinks, until my legs began to roam
I said, 'My dear it's time that you were cabbing it home.'
I turned to kiss her at the door, a man said, 'What's this folly
I'll thank you for that lady Scotch, my wife sir, that's my Polly.

Chorus: Scotch and Polly, Scotch and Polly, jolly good stuff to drink
The Scotch got up in my head you know
The Polly got winking at me so
I lost my way, my rings, my chain, my watch
I either had too much of the 'Polly'
Or else too much of the Scotch.

With rage I hailed a passing cab but had no money to pay
Someone had robbed me of my cash, 'twas pretty Polly so gay
The cabman said, 'All right, I'll hold your watch and chain.'
'All right'said I - but Oh! I fumbled for them in vain
My face was melancholy, next time I take on Scotch,
I'll take a little less of Polly.

Chorus: Scotch and Polly, Scotch and Polly, jolly good stuff to drink
The Scotch got up in my head you know
The Polly got winking at me so
I lost my way, my rings, my chain, my watch
I either had too much of the 'Polly'
Or else too much of the Scotch.

 
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Written and composed by E. W. Rogers
Performed by Vesta Tilley (1864-1952)
 
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