Polly Hopkins and Tommy Tompkins
 


Citation

Paddon, John, “Polly Hopkins and Tommy Tompkins,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 1, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31790.


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Title

Polly Hopkins and Tommy Tompkins

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Popular music--United States
Teasing--Songs and music
Marriage--Songs and music
Death--Songs and music

Creator

Paddon, John

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Polly Hopkins and Tommy Tompkins

Tommy - Pretty, pretty Polly Hopkins, how do you do?

Polly - None the better, Tommy Tompkins, for seeing you.

T I am a man of wealth.

P Be quiet, pray.

T Take all my

P Pray get away.

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

P Oh! cruel, cruel Tommy Tompkins, to tease me so.



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

P I hope the next day, Tommy Tompkins, to bury thee.

T I will handsome grow.

P That I deny.

T Though ugly now.

P Worse by and by.

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

P Oh! cruel, cruel Tommy Tompkins, to tease me so.



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

P With all my heart, Tommy Tompkins, so let it be.

T Then you will fret and cry.

P Ah! to be sure.

T To think that I.

P Died not before.

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

P - Repeat

Associated Date

1827

File name

113_PollyHopkinsAndTommyTompkins

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