Lavender's Blue

Album: Sing-A-Long Songs (1922)
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  • This is a traditional English song first printed in 1680 under the title "Diddle, Diddle." >>
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    Lyss - Riverhead, NY
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  • Dave from Minneapolis I have always been curious about the meaning of lavender GREEN. One source says that one early version had it as ROSEMARY's green. I have another thought. The lavender blossom comes in a variety of colors, but green is not one of them. However, a gathering of blue lavender will be in a nest of beautiful green stems and leaves. I imagine that a bridal clutch of lavender and a gown decorated as such would have lavender blue and lavender green.
  • Bill from Ft. Myers, , FlSammy Turner released a version titled 'Lavender Blue' in 1959. It is my alltime favorite song.
  • James from Westchester, EnglandIn Marillion's version (all 2 1/2 minutes of it) Fish claims some children were singing this song, and that it was like a song he wanted to write for his girlfriend.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesMarillion's version was simply titled "Lavender".
  • Andy from Indiana, PaAlso the name of a Marillion single in which the chorus borrows from the traditional song.
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