An expressive arrangement of the beautiful English folk song. It is heard first against a countermelody, before being expanded into a new secondary theme. All three ideas are then taken on a journey through several keys, the piece eventually ending serenely in the opening key.
Lavender’s green, diddle, diddle,
You must love me, diddle, diddle,
cause I love you,
I heard one say, diddle, diddle,
since I came hither,
That you and I, diddle, diddle,
must lie together.