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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.

The song was also 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's 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 Heart | Golden Story Book
Characters
Jeremiah Kincaid | Granny Kincaid | Tildy | Uncle Hiram | Owl | Danny | Spider | Robert the Bruce | Christopher Columbus | Pete Grundy | Grampa Meeker | Mr. Burns
Songs
So Dear to My Heart | It's Whatcha Do With Whatcha Got | Stick-to-it-ivity | Ho-Dee-I, Ho-De-ay, At the County Fair | Lavender Blue (Dilly, Dilly) | The Honey Song | The Black Lamb | Jerry's Lamb | Billy Boy


v - e - d
Cinderella Logo 2
Media

Films: Cinderella | Cinderella II: Dreams Come True | Cinderella III: A Twist in Time | Who Framed Roger Rabbit | Cinderella | Descendants | Video
Television: Raw Toonage | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | A Poem Is...
Video Games: Cinderella: Magical Dreams | Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Disney INFINITY | Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure | Disney Magical World | Cinderella Free Fall
Music: Soundtrack | 2015 Soundtrack
Books: Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Graphic Novel | Little Golden Book | Read-Along | Cinderella: A Magical Tale | Disney Princess Beginnings

Disney Parks

Art of Animation | Cinderella's Fairy Tale Hall | Cinderella Castle | Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour | Disney Animation Building | Fairy Tale Forest | It's a Small World | Mickey Mouse Revue | Prince Charming Regal Carrousel | Storybook Land Canal Boats
Entertainment: Cinderella's Royal Coronation | Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Believe | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney in the Stars | Dream Along with Mickey | Fantasmic! | Le Livre Magique de Mickey | Magic, Music and Mayhem | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey and the Magician | Once Upon a Time | One Man's Dream | One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! | Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story
Restaurants: Cinderella's Royal Table | Fairy Godmother's Cupboard
Shops: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Parade: Main Street Electrical Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney Villains | Mickey and his Magic Halloween Night
Christmas: Cinderella's Holiday Wish

Characters

Original characters: Cinderella | Jaq and Gus | Mice | Birds | Prince Charming | Fairy Godmother | Bruno | Major | Cinderella's Father | Lady Tremaine | Anastasia Tremaine | Drizella Tremaine | Lucifer | The King | The Grand Duke | Herald | Royal Ball Herald | Mary | Royal Guards
Sequel characters: Pom-Pom | Prudence | Beatrice and Daphne | The Baker | Flower Vendor | The Queen
Remake chracters: Cinderella's Mother | Lizard Footmen | Mr. Goose | Princess Chelina | Captain | Town Crier
Sir Francis Tremaine
Deleted Characters: Jabber | Clarissa | Professor LeFoof

Locations

Cinderella's Castle | Cinderella's Château | Village | King's Castle

Objects

Glass Slipper | Pumpkin | Pumpkin Coach | Magic Wand | Cinderella's Dress

Songs

Film songs: Cinderella | A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes | Sing, Sweet Nightingale | Work Song (Cinderelly, Cinderelly) | Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo | So This is Love | Perfectly Perfect | More Than a Dream | At the Ball | I Still Believe
Deleted Songs: Dancing on a Cloud | The Cinderella Work Song | The Face That I See in the Night | The Dress That My Mother Wore | Sing a Little, Dream a Little
Other Songs: All Because of a Shoe | It's Never Too Late

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