ROLY POLY

by Fred Rose


Roly Poly, eatin' corn and taters
Hungry every minute of the day
Roly Poly, gnawin' on a biscuit
Long as he can chew it it's ok
He can eat an apple pie
And never even bat an eye
He likes everything from soup to hay
Roly Poly, daddy's little fatty
Bet he's gonna be a man someday *

Roly Poly, scrambled eggs for breakfast
Bread and jelly 20 times a day
Roly Poly eats a hearty dinner
It takes lots of strength to run and play
Pulls up weeds and does the chores
Runs both ways to all the stores
He works up an appetite that way
Roly Poly, daddy's little fatty
Bet he's gonna be a man someday

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Copyright 1946 by Milene Music, Inc.

Recordings:
1. Best-selling record by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
     (Columbia, 1946), re-released on the LP "The Essential
     Bob Wills, 1935 - 1947"
2. Asleep at the Wheel on the LP "Texas Gold" (?)
3. Carl Smith, single recording (Hickory 357, ca. Nov. 1975)
4. Buddy Emmons on the LP "Buddy Emmons Sings Bob
     Wills"

* Kenny Price substitutes the line, "Gonna be a big, big man
     someday!"