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Thread #35540   Message #486679
Posted By: Jimmy C
19-Jun-01 - 01:03 AM
Thread Name: The Songs of Percy French
Subject: Lyr Add: MOTHER'S FAIRIES (Percy French)
Alison, Here they are, unfortunately I don't have the music, and I don't know of anyone having recorded it, not even Brendan O'Dowda, who recorded most of French's songs.

Mother's Fairies
(Percy French)

When we children are in bed,
We hear them calling
Fairies dressed in green and red
Help with might and main,
Toys that were left behind the sofa
Left behind the great enormous sofa
Books that were lying open wide


To and from when twilight shades are falling
To and fro when falls the pearly dew
Sweet and low I hear the fairies calling
Is there any work for little people, left for us to do ?

There's a sock that baby lost,
Found in the morning,
And the ball that Freddie tossed
Into the street
Bricks that were left down in the airy
Picked up by the busy little fairy,
Placed in their boxes, all in a row
Ain't those fairies sweet


Mother is the fairy queen,
We must obey her.
Everywhere that she has been,
All is put right
She must employ a lot of fairies,
Oh! a lot of busy little fairies.
Who are at her beck and call
All through the night