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A fairy went a' marketing - Lyrics

A fairy went a marketing
She bought a little fish
She put it in a crystal bowl
Upon a golden dish
An hour she sat in wonderment
And watched its silver gleam
And then she gently took it up
And slipped it in a stream

A fairy went a marketing
She bought a colored bird
It sang the sweetest, shrillest song
That she had ever heard
She sat beside the painted cage
And listened half the day
And then she opened wide the door
And let it fly away

A fairy went a marketing
She bought a winter gown
All stitched about with gossamer
And lined with thistledown
She wore it all afternoon
With prancing and delight
Then gave it to a little frog
To keep him warm at night

A fairy went a marketing
She bought a gentle mouse
To take her tiny messages
To keep her tiny house
All day she kept its busy feet
Pit-patting to and fro
Then she kissed its silken ears
Thanked it, and let it go
Then she kissed its silken ears
Thanked it, and let it go

Goodbye little mouse
Goodbye frog
Goodbye bird
And goodbye fish

Based on a poem by Rose Fyleman

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