Buttercup Polly

Album: Googolplex & Other Numbers

Lyrics

v1) Buttercup Polly was her name, there was foxfire in her eyes She wore calico dresses and bows in her hair, one-two-three-four-five I must be a fool to love her but I just can’t let go She’s stickier’n brown molasses and smoother and oleo - wo, wo, wo

CH: Buttercup Polly come on down - down, down, down My head has sunk and my heart is swimmin’ ‘round, ‘round, ‘round Buttercup Polly come on down to the river tonight because You’re my own true love, little turtle dove and you know you always was Was, was, was, Polly you always was

v2) The moon shone on the water, it had been a weary day When Polly and me went down to the river to spoon the night away I turned aside to pick her a flower and polish up my charms When I turned around I saw my false love Polly with a turtle in her arms

BRIDGE: And they were staring at each other with star-crossed love-light in their eyes That turtle gurgled love to her and then to my surprise She climbed up on his carapace and I watched them swim away A big tear filled my manly eye when I hear that turtle say

CH: Buttercup Polly come on down - down, down, down My head has sunk and my heart is swimmin’ ‘round, ‘round, ‘round Buttercup Polly come on down to the river tonight because You’re my own true dove, little turtle love and you know you always was Was, was, was, Polly you always was

v3) So take these words to heart all you young men who’d a lover woo to win Don’t listen to those laughin’ eyes when a false heart burns within I can’t be the world’s worst lover I try to make myself believe When I think of when a Mississippi River mud turtle stole my little Polly from me

CHORUS

Credit

by Jack Pearson © 1972 Jack Pearson, OtterTunity Inc. - BMI