Miss Polly Had a Dolly is a popular nursery rhyme in the United Kingdom.
Its origins are obscure but most likely dating back to the early 20th century or late 19th century.
The song is a very popular action song too played in classrooms. Kids will do actions based on the lyrics of the song. After the second line (who was sick sick sick) children will pretend to rock a doll close to their chest. When the third line (So she phoned the doctor) is sang, the children will put their hands close to their ears to pretend calling a doctor.
Miss Polly Had a Dolly is often sung by parents when their little ones are sick.
“Miss Polly Had a Dolly”Lyrics
Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she phoned for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and his hat,
And knocked at the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.
He looked at the dolly and shook his head,
And said “Miss Polly put her straight to bed.
He wrote a paper for a pill, pill, pill.
I’ll be back in the morning with the bill, bill, bill.