BUTTERCUPS AND DAISIES
 
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The sky was blue, the poppies popped
The corn looked very well
The sun was red the grass was green
And I felt green as well
I loved her more than anything
As far as I can say
And as we wandered hand in hand
That sunny Summer day.

Chorus: We picked a lot of buttercups and daisies
I made her such a lovely daisy-chain
I hung it round her neck and said, 'I love you.'
Said she, 'I think we're going to have some rain.'
I told her men were scarce, she ought to marry
Or else she might be left upon the shelf
Then Mary Jane said, 'Take your daisy-chain
And put it round your neck and hang yourself!'

The waving corn then waved at me
And I waved back again
The cow-slips slipped and so did I
And so did Mary Jane
The daisy-chain I thought I'd take
And do as Mary said
But somehow I got mixed and took
Her watch and chain instead.

Chorus: We picked a lot of buttercups and daisies
I made her such a lovely daisy-chain
I hung it round her neck and said, 'I love you.'
Said she, 'I think we're going to have some rain.'
I told her men were scarce, she ought to marry
Or else she might be left upon the shelf
Then Mary Jane said, 'Take your daisy-chain
And put it round your neck and hang yourself!'

 
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Performed by Bessie Bonehill (1855-1902)
 
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