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Bobby O'Brien Songs of Faery / Fairy / Fairies (89* d) Lyr Add: THE FAIRY REEL (from John Watt) 18 Feb 97

My favourite song about the little folk is called "THE FAIRY REEL" written and recorded by John Watt, Ireland's Singing Farmer, about 20 years ago. The lyrics are:

Last night I dreamed that I went strollin' down the fairy glen
I dreamed I saw the little folk in Ireland once again
I watched them have a ceili around the fairy tree
A hundred thousand welcomes the fairies gave to me.

CHORUS: Come and see the fairies round the fairy tree
It is the finest spectacle that eyes could ever see
You'll see them dance so merrily, they bounce from toe to heel
Come and see the fairies, dance the fairy reel.

They wore shoes of golden leather, cloaks of emerald green
Upon their little heads they wore are a scarlet red cobeen
They wore rings of sparkling diamonds, bangles oh so grand
What a wealth of treasure they must have in fairy land.

The king was dancing with the queen, the princess with the prince
And all the other fairies joined in an Irish dance
The music played so sweetly as the moonlit shone
They danced and played together this bunch of leprechauns

When I awoke I lay and thought of all that I had seen
And all those little leprechauns dancing in my dreams
That's why the Irish people sing and dance and joke
They take a good example from the little fairy folk.

Available on Cassette called "John Watt-Ireland's Singing Farmer" (Homespun Records cat# HRL-127) by calling Outlet Records in Belfast. Tel # 011-44-1232-322826. Also recorded by Theresa Duffy on the same label.

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