“Lavender Girl”


"Wen the sun climbs over the hills And the skylark sings so merrily, Then I my little basket fill And trudge away to the village cheerily." The girl sells lavender to "keep my mother, myself, and my brother"; she cries, "Come and buy my lavender."

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 245, "Lavender Girl" (1 text)
  2. cf. Gardner/Chickering, p. 480, "Lavender Girl" (source notes only)
  3. Roud #15774
  4. BI, Br3245


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)