Roly Poly (song)
|Single by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys|
|A-side||"New Spanish Two Step"|
|Format||10-inch 78 rpm record|
Roly Poly, daddy's little fatty,
Bet he's gonna be a man someday.
"Roly Poly" was first recorded by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys in 1946, staying on the charts for 18 weeks and reaching number three. It has been recorded by many Western swing bands since. Notable renditions have been recorded by fellow Texans, country crooners Jim Reeves and Ray Price. Asleep at the Wheel featuring the Dixie Chicks covered the song in 2000. The version was not a single, but charted as an album cut peaking at number 65. The Little Willies covered the song on their 2006 self-titled album.
- Whitburn (2006), p. 392.