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Daffy-down-Dilly

Nursery Rhyme Lyrics, Origins and History

 

The catchy name 'Daffy-down-dilly' originates from the novel Little Daffydowndilly which was written by the acclaimed American author Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts. His most famous novel is 'The Scarlet Letter' (1850).

 
 
 
Nathaniel Hawthorne - Daffy down dilly
 
 
 

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Daffy-down-dilly
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

Daffy-down-Dilly
Has come to town
With a yellow petticoat
And a pretty green gown
Daffy-down-Dilly.

Daffy-down-dilly
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

 

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