Little Miss Lily, you're dreadfully silly
To wear such a very long skirt:
If you take my advice, you would hold it up nice,
And not let it trail in the dirt.
If anyone knows anything else about the origin of this rhyme, or if you recall hearing it growing up, please email me and let me know. -Mama Lisa
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This rhyme can be found in The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, and printed in the USA. It can also be found in Ridicula Rediviva illustrated by J.E. Rogers circa 1869 (thanks to David Zackon for pointing out this reference). The illustration can be found in Redicula Rediviva, by J.E. Rogers (London, England 1869).