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Little Miss Lily, You're Dreadfully Silly
(American Nursery Rhyme)
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Little Miss Lily, You're Dreadfully Silly
Nursery Rhyme

Little Miss Lily, You're Dreadfully Silly - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World, Intro Image


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.

Notes

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).

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