Oh! Where Do Fairies Hide Their Heads – A Poem with Recording

Fairies a magical creatures that all kids should hear about! Here’s a poem about them called, Oh! Where Do Fairies Hide Their Heads? It was written by English poet, Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797–1839).  You can hear the poem sung below.  It sounds like a lullaby.

MP3 Recording of Oh! Where Do Fairies Hide Their Heads?

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Oh! where do fairies hide their heads          

When snow lies on the hills, 

When frost has spoil’d their mossy beds,      

And crystalliz’d their rills?   

Beneath the moon they cannot trip

In circles o’er the plain;        

And draughts of dew they cannot sip

Till green leaves come again.           

 

Perhaps, in small, blue diving-bells, 

They plunge beneath the waves,

Inhabiting the wreathed shells          

That lie in coral caves;           ep06-three_fish_in_row

Perhaps, in red Vesuvius,      

Carousals they maintain;       

And cheer their little spirits thus,

Till green leaves come again.           

 

154When they return there will be mirth,           

And music in the air, 

And fairy wings upon the earth,        

And mischief everywhere.

The maids, to keep the elves aloof,   

Will bar the doors in vain;    

No key-hole will be fairy-proof,       

When green leaves come again.

Sung by Ezwa

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