Lavender’s Blue (Dilly Dilly) Lyrics & Mp3

The lovely little lullaby Lavender’s Blue (also known as Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly) is great for playing to newborns at bedtime. You can listen to a sample clip and, if you like our version, you can purchase our album Acoustic Lullabies to Soothe the Soul.

 

This English folk song goes as far back as the 17th Century. Over the years there have been many covers, some good and some ..well, shall we say, not so good!? Burl Ives, Dinah Shore and Sammy Turner have all recorded their own versions. It had a very popular spell during the 1950s Rock & Roll era when a Philadelphia-born singer/songwriter released his version. He was known as the King of Rock N Soul and also as Big Sol- can anyone name him?

 

Lyrics

 

Lavender’s blue dilly dilly lavender’s green,
When I am King dilly dilly you shall be Queen,
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 I am King dilly dilly you shall be Queen

 

 

Short Audio Clip

 

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Click Here to Download the full track in iTunes

One Comment

lily
June 28, 2013 - 3:13 pm /

I love the song

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