Lavender's Blue Dilly Dilly

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

Lavender’s green dilly, dilly
Lavender’s blue
You must love me, dilly, dilly
‘cause I love you.

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

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Background

The original version of this English rhyme in 1672 was about a pair of young lovers and not appropriate for the nursery. However, over the years, it evolved into a favorite lullaby. Some use “diddle, diddle” instead of “dilly, dilly.” Either is correct so take your choice.

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