Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 21:35:37 -0500 From: Peggy Smith Subject: Re: For to .... How old is the folk song, "Polly Wolly Doodle"? ("Oh I went down south for to see my Sal, Singin' Polly Wolly Doodle all the day...") the expression's been around at least that long. As far as it belonging strictly to AAVE, I think the song has a verse about blonde hair and blue eyes- but I could be mistaken. It's been awhile... Peggy Smith