Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)Words & Music by Larry Morey & Eliot Daniel*
Recorded by Burl Ives, 1949
D Em7 Edim D Am7 D9 G A7 Em7 D D7 Lav - en - der blue, dilly-dilly, lav - en - der green G A7 Em7 D F#m Bm E E7/6 Bm7-5 A7 If I were king, dilly-dilly, I'd need a queen D Em7 Edim D Am7 D9 G A7 Em7 D D7 Who told me so?, dilly-dilly who told me so? G A7 Em7 D F#m Bm G Em7 A7 D I told my - self, dilly-dilly, I told me so. D7 G G/F# Em7 Em6 G G/F# Em7 Em6 If your dilly-dilly heart feels a dilly-dilly way, F#m Cdim F#m B7 If you'll answer yes, A D9 A E A D9 A In a pretty little church on a dilly-dilly day E D9 A E7 A Em7 D9 A7 You'll be wed in a dilly-dilly dress of D Em7 Edim D Am7 D9 G A7 Em7 D D7 Lav - en - der blue, dilly-dilly, lav - en - der green G A7 Em7 D F#m Bm G Em7 A7 D D7 Then I'll be king, dilly-dilly, you'll be my queen. G5 G6 - G5 A7- G/B D A7 D7 G A7 A7+5 D Then I'll be king, dilly-dilly, you'll be my queen.
*While Morey and Daniel may have authorship credits on Ives' version of the song, the song itself dates back to the late 1600s in England, and has been revived in a variety of forms over the centuries -- the most notable recent version having been Sammy Turner's version from 1959, which hit #14 on the American pop music charts.