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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Thoughts - Lavender Stamps

Lavender has always been a favourite of mine, not only do I love the perfume, but the flower and leaf colours are varied and beautiful.  I have a Lavender border in my garden, that when you brush past you get a lovely scent. My oil burner is topped up with Lavender oil  to help me relax and get to sleep.  Is it any wonder I like Sheena's stamps! I asked you yesterday, did you remember the lyrics....

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's 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 with a rake, dilly, dilly, some with a fork.
Some to make hay, dilly, dilly, some to thresh 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, And 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.

You may have heard this version.....but have you heard this....
The earliest surviving version of the song is in a broadside printed in England between 1672 and 1685, under the name Diddle Diddle, Or The Kind Country Lovers, this is the first of ten verses:

Lavenders green, Diddle, diddle,
Lavenders blue
You must love me, diddle, diddle,
cause I love you,
I heard one say, diddle, diddle,
since I came hither,
That your and I, diddle, diddle,
must lie together

I'd not heard this before!  Wonder what the other 9 verses said!!

I thought a good way to use these words with the stamps was to copy them and then print them over DP to give added interest to the stamps.

Now being in a very relaxed mood - I shall craft diddle diddle!


Annie said...

I love lavender too diddle diddle :-)
A x
ps have heard from Paula this morning...she was all decked up in white gown, socks and paper pants and just about to have her premed. It sounds like she will be in hospital for a week at least so hopefully we will all be sending her really positive vibes to get her through this difficult time.

Julia Dunnit said...

I had heard the Lavender's green versio, but thought it was my Daddy making things up!!

Marg said...

Thank you! I'd never heard all the words before though I did know the first verse!

Eileen said...

Hi, my mum-in-law lives in Mitcham, she is 93 this year! Mitcham was full of Lavender fields till the first world war when a lot were ploughed up for food production...I understand lavender is still grown & distilled near Mitcham in Surrey. x