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Merry May Folk

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By , May 1, 2012

and Merry Beltane

Merry May Folk

Emerald Rose

“Beltane is the start of summer in my half of the planet, and may it be a full, rich, fecund summer. May babies be strong and crops be abundant and happy couplings begin and ripen. May maypoles be wrapped with joyous wishes and may the dancers find what they desire. May what needs to begin, begin and grow stronger. May what needs to end, slip away with dignity. May the bonfires be bright, and life go on with all its vigor.”

– Phaedra Bonewits, “Beltane Meditation.”

Fairies Stole My Keys

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By , March 21, 2011

Emerald Rose

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Fairies Stole My Keys

I woke up Monday morning,

a very special day

I had myself an interview —

honest work for honest pay

 

I walked to my Toyota,

as handsome as you please

and found within to my chagrin

the fairies stole my keys!

 

I’d seen them in the kitchen,

and all around the floor

They kept a nice apartment

just behind the kitchen door

 

I thundered and I rumbled,

I ranted and I screamed

I swear I heard their laughter

when the fairies stole my keys

 

(chorus)

Never try to tell me that fairies don’t exist

I’ve seen them in the forest

and playing in the mist

 

And if you disrespect them,

they’ll bring you to your knees

I swear I learned my lesson

when the fairies stole my keys

 

I left them on the table

like every other day

There’s plenty other shiny things

that they could take away

 

Why must they mess with my success

and threaten my career

And when I listen closely,

what’s that jingle that I hear?

 

I left them cream and butter,

I left them copper too

I left them gold and silver,

but they never fixed my shoes

 

No matter how I begged them,

they just ignored my pleas

No mercy from the Little Folk,

the fairies stole my keys!

 

(chorus)

I guess I really owe them one,

I never got the job

I started playing music

in the coffeeshops and pubs

 

I’ve travelled all around the world

and lived a life of ease

Since one time, for a little while,

the fairies stole my keys!

 

(chorus)

Lyrics by Brian Sullivan & Larry Morris

Tune by Brian Sullivan

Arrangement Emerald Rose

Brian Sullivan — vocal, guitars, mandola

Arthur Hinds — vocal, bodhran, percussion

Larry Morris — whistle

Clyde Gilbert — bass

 

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