Lavender's blue
Language: English 
Lavender’s blue, diddle, diddle,
Lavender’s green;
When I am king, diddle, diddle,
You shall be queen.

Who told you so, diddle, diddle,
Who told you so?
‘Twas my own heart, diddle, diddle,
That told me so.

Call up your men, diddle, diddle,
Set them to work,
Some to the plough, diddle, diddle,
Some to the fork.

Some to make hay, diddle, diddle,
Some to reap corn,
Whilst you and I, diddle, diddle,
Keep the bed warm.

Let the birds sing, diddle, diddle,
Let the lambs play;
We shall be safe, diddle, diddle,
Out of harm’s way.

Lavender’s green, diddle, diddle,
Lavender’s blue;
If you love me, diddle, diddle,
I will love you.

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson

Text added to the website: 2015-03-10 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-03-10 10:26:55
Line count: 24
Word count: 112