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Lyr Add: Lavender's Blue / Dilly Dilly

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DIDDLE, DIDDLE (Or The Kind Country Lovers)
LAVENDER BLUE


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George Henderson 02 Mar 99 - 03:54 AM
Bruce O. 02 Mar 99 - 11:57 AM
Joe Offer 02 Mar 99 - 12:09 PM
Bruce O. 02 Mar 99 - 01:47 PM
GUEST,dilly 19 May 08 - 02:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: LAVENDER'S BLUE / DILLY DILLY^^
From: George Henderson
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 03:54 AM

I have tried to post this unsuccessfully on a number of occasions. Hope this time is successful.

This I must say, dilly dilly, and it is true,
You must love me, dilly dilly,'cause I love you.
Lavender's green, dilly dilly, Lavender's blue.
I'll be your queen, dilly dilly, when I wed you.

Send for your men, dilly dilly, set them to hoe,
Set them to reap, dilly dilly, set them to mow,
Some to cut hay, dilly dilly, some to cut corn,
While you and I, dilly dilly, keep ourselves warm.

CHORUS: Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green,
When you are King, dilly dilly, I'll be your queen,
Who told me so, dilly dilly, how can I know,
I told myself, dilly dilly, love told me so.

When you're away, dilly dilly, work all day through,
I'll be at home, dilly dilly, waiting for you.
Lavender's green, dilly dilly, Lavender's blue.
I'll be your queen, dilly dilly, when I wed you.

While you're at work, dilly dilly, I'll brew your beer,
When you come home, dilly dilly, I'll be your dear,
I'll serve your meat, dilly dilly, I'll bake your bread,
I'll share your board, dilly dilly, I'll share your bed. CHORUS

Wedding's for life, dilly dilly, love is to share,
And love must grow, dilly dilly, with joy and care.
Lavender's green, dilly dilly, Lavender's blue.
I'll be your queen, dilly dilly, when I wed you.

If you love me, dilly dilly, never to roam,
If I love you, dilly dilly, babies must come.
Pink for a girl, dilly dilly, blue for a boy,
Binding us close, dilly dilly, bringing us joy. CHORUS

Close we will live, dilly dilly, and when we die,
Both in one grave, dilly dilly, close we will lie,
Lavender's green, dilly dilly, Lavender's blue.
I'll be your queen, dilly dilly, when I wed you.

If I die first, dilly dilly, and that may be,
You must live on, dilly dilly, thinking of me.
If you die first, dilly dilly, maybe you will,
I will live on, dilly dilly, loving you still. CHORUS^^



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Subject: RE: New Lyrics : Dilly Dilly or Lavenders blue
From: Bruce O.
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 11:57 AM

I think the complete text from the broadside ballad of about 1680 was posted a long time ago, but the forum search is proving uncooperative to me today. Both song and tune are on my website. The song in file SONGTXT1.HTM and the tune among the broadside ballad tunes. Some one in a recent thread said he thought the song was older than c 1680, but we've yet to see any evidence. www.erols.com/olsonw


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Subject: RE: New Lyrics : Dilly Dilly or Lavenders blue
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 12:09 PM

Click here for a previous thread.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: New Lyrics : Dilly Dilly or Lavenders blue
From: Bruce O.
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 01:47 PM

Thanks Joe. The thread wasn't as long ago as I had thought. I've subsequently run across a re-issue of Burl Ives version on a 1996 cassette tape, MCA Records: MCAC-11439


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Lavender's Blue / Dilly Dilly
From: GUEST,dilly
Date: 19 May 08 - 02:03 PM

i likes that song it is so awesome


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