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"Lavender Blue (Dilly, Dilly)" is a song from the 1948 Disney film So Dear to My Heart. It was sung by Burl Ives, and helped make it and him very popular. It originated in the late 1700s and was brought back to popularity when it was performed by Ives. The Disney version has the music and lyrics written by Larry Morey and Eliot Daniel. In addition, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, but lost to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from Neptune's Daughter.

The song was also used as a DTV music video in the 1980s, using clips from The Nifty Nineties, Brave Little Tailor, The China Shop, The Cookie Carnival, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.

Additionally, the song was heard in the Disney live-action adaptation of Cinderella. It was sung to Cinderella by her mother when she is a child, and later by her when she gets locked in her room by Lady Tremaine.

Lyrics

Great grandfather met great grandmother
When she was a shy young miss
And great grandfather won great grandmother
With words, more less, like this...

Lavender blue, dilly, dilly
Lavender green
If I were king, dilly, dilly
I'd need a queen

Who told you so, dilly, dilly
Who told you so?
I told myself, dilly, dilly
I told me so

If your dilly, dilly heart
Feels a dilly, dilly way
And if you'll answer "yes"
In a pretty little church
On a dilly, dilly day
You'll be wed in the dilly, dilly dress of

Lavender blue, dilly, dilly
Lavender green
Then I'll be king, dilly, dilly
And you'll be my queen

If your dilly, dilly heart
Feels a dilly, dilly way
And if you'll answer "yes"
In a pretty little church
On a dilly dilly day
You'll be wed in the dilly, dilly dress of

Lavender blue, dilly, dilly
Lavender green
Then I'll be king, dilly, dilly
And you'll be my queen

Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly
Lavenders green
When I am king, dilly, dilly
You 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 men, dilly, dilly
Set them to work
Some to the plow, dilly, dilly
Some to the fork

Some to make hay, dilly, dilly
Some to cut corn
While you and I, dilly, dilly
Keep ourselves warm

Lavender's green, dilly, dilly
Lavender's blue
If you love me, dilly, dilly
I will love you

Let the birds sing, dilly, dilly
Let the lambs play
We shall be safe, dilly, dilly
Out of harm's way

I love to dance, dilly, dilly
I love to sing
When I am queen, dilly, dilly
You'll be my king

Who told me so, dilly, dilly
Who told me so?
I told myself, dilly, dilly
I told me so

Trivia

v - e - d
So Dear To My Heart logo
Media
So Dear to My HeartGolden Story Book
Characters
Jeremiah KincaidGranny KincaidTildyUncle HiramOwlDannySpiderRobert the BruceChristopher ColumbusPete GrundyGrampa MeekerMr. Burns
Songs
So Dear to My HeartIt's Whatcha Do With Whatcha GotStick-to-it-ivityHo-Dee-I, Ho-De-ay, At the County FairLavender Blue (Dilly, Dilly)The Honey SongThe Black LambJerry's LambBilly Boy


v - e - d
Cinderella Logo 2
Media
Films: CinderellaCinderella II: Dreams Come TrueCinderella III: A Twist in TimeWho Framed Roger RabbitCinderellaDescendantsVideo

Television: Raw ToonageHouse of MouseOnce Upon a TimeOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandA Poem Is...
Video Games: Cinderella: Magical DreamsDisney Princess: Enchanted JourneyKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepDisney INFINITYDisney Princess: My Fairytale AdventureDisney Magical WorldCinderella Free Fall
Music: Soundtrack2015 Soundtrack
Books: Big Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGraphic NovelLittle Golden BookRead-AlongCinderella: A Magical TaleDisney Princess Beginnings

Disney Parks
Art of AnimationCinderella's Fairy Tale HallCinderella CastleCinderella Castle Mystery TourDisney Animation BuildingFairy Tale ForestIt's a Small WorldMickey Mouse RevuePrince Charming Regal CarrouselStorybook Land Canal Boats

Entertainment: Cinderella's Royal CoronationCinderella's Surprise CelebrationDisney's BelieveDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDream Along with MickeyFantasmic!Le Livre Magique de MickeyMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the MagicianOne Man's DreamOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story
Restaurants: Cinderella's Royal TableFairy Godmother's Cupboard
Shops: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Main Street Electrical ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Disney in the StarsMagic, Music and MayhemOnce Upon a TimeWishes
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMickey and his Magic Halloween Night
Christmas: Cinderella's Holiday Wish

Characters
Original characters: CinderellaJaq and GusMiceBirdsPrince CharmingFairy GodmotherBrunoMajorCinderella's FatherLady TremaineAnastasia TremaineDrizella TremaineLuciferThe KingThe Grand DukeHeraldRoyal Ball HeraldMaryRoyal Guards

Sequel characters: Pom-PomPrudenceBeatrice and DaphneThe BakerFlower VendorThe Queen
Remake chracters: Cinderella's MotherLizard FootmenMr. GoosePrincess ChelinaCaptainTown Crier
Sir Francis Tremaine
Deleted Characters: JabberClarissaProfessor LeFoof

Locations
Cinderella's CastleCinderella's ChâteauVillageKing's Castle
Objects
Glass SlipperPumpkinPumpkin CoachMagic WandCinderella's Dress
Songs
Film songs: CinderellaA Dream is a Wish Your Heart MakesSing, Sweet NightingaleWork Song (Cinderelly, Cinderelly)Bibbidi-Bobbidi-BooSo This is LovePut it TogetherFollow Your HeartThe World Is Looking Up to YouIt's What's Inside That CountsPerfectly PerfectMore Than a DreamAt the BallI Still BelieveLavender's BlueStrong

Deleted Songs: Dancing on a CloudThe Cinderella Work SongThe Face That I See in the NightThe Dress That My Mother WoreSing a Little, Dream a Little
Other Songs: All Because of a ShoeIt's Never Too Late

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