Lavender's Blue

Album: Sing-A-Long Songs (1922)
  • Lavender's blue, dilly dilly,
    Lavender's green
    When you are King, dilly dilly,
    I shall be Queen

    Who told you so, dilly dilly,
    Who told you so?
    'Twas my own heart, dilly dilly,
    That told me so

    Call up your friends, dilly, dilly
    Set them to work
    Some to the plough, dilly dilly,
    Some to the fork

    Some to the hay, dilly dilly,
    Some to thresh corn
    Whilst you and I, dilly dilly,
    Keep ourselves warm

    Lavender's blue, dilly dilly,
    Lavender's green
    When you are King, dilly dilly,
    I shall be Queen

    Who told you so, dilly dilly,
    Who told you so?
    'Twas my own heart, dilly dilly,
    That told me so




    Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

Comments: 5

  • 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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