"I remember saying this rhyme as a kid growing up on Long Island in New York. You pull the petals off a flower one by one while reciting this... whichever line you're on when you pull off the last petal of the flower is supposed to be the way it is… either 'he loves me' or 'he loves me not'." –Mama Lisa

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not! - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Recording by Mama Lisa.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Rhyme: Contributed by Mama Lisa. A version of this nursery rhyme can be found in The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (circa 1920) edited by Walter Jerrold (1865 - 1929) and illustrated by Charles Robinson.