DESCRIPTION: Probably describing a daffodil: "Daffy-down-dilly is new come to town, With a yellow petticoat and a green gown."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1805 (Songs for the Nursery, according to Dolby)
KEYWORDS: flowers nonballad
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 125, "Daffy-Down-Dilly" (1 text )
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #342, p. 183, "(Daffy-down-dilly is new come to town)"
Dolby, p. 64, "Daffy-Down-Dilly" (1 text)

Roud #19757
File: OO2125

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