A Fairy Story
words and music by Shay Healy, Oisin Music Ltd, Ireland
In days of old in a
kingdom bold, there lived a fearsome dragon.
And the King he was in great
distress and the countries spirits flagoned.
Until one day there came a knight,
he was handsome, bold, and charming.
And he slew the dragon with his sword
with a smile that was so disarming.
With a hey and a ho and a hey nany no,
a smile that was so disarming.
the King I wish to know your name, but the knight said do not bother.
the name of a knight of the realm says he, is the same as any other.
the King tonight in my daughter's bed you shall take your leisure.
reward you for your deed, with a night of exhausting pleasure.
With a hey
and a ho and a hey nany no, anight of exhausting pleasure.
daughter she had raven hair, a maiden young and chaste.
And she slept all
night in the pale moonlight, naked to the waist.
The other daughter she was
fair, the fairest in the town.
And she slept all night in the pale moonlight
naked from her small waist down.
With a hey and a ho and a hey nany no, naked
from her small waist down.
the knight he spends many hour behind the castle wall.
But the ending to my
story dear, isn't what it seems at all.
For in neither bed of neither maid
was he repaid for his glory.
But he slept all night with the King instead
for this is a fairy story.
With a hey and a ho and a hey nany no, for this
is a Fairy story.
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Background: Another song Andrew learned from his sister, a Celtic music-lover genius. This song is a classic parody of an all too cliche' story.
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