Fairy Tales and Poems

TULIPS pink and tulips red,
Sweeter than a flower bed!
Tell me mommy, please do say
Why your tulips look so gay,
Why they smell so sweet, and why
They bloom on when others die?

"By the fairies' magic power
Do my tulips always flower,
By the fairies' magic spell
Do they give so sweet a smell!
Tulips, tulips, pink and white,
Fill the fairies with delight!

"Fairy women, fairy men,
Seek my tulips from the glen;
Midnight come, they may be heard
Singing sweet as any bird,
Singing their wee babes to rest
In the tulips they love best!" 

Inspired by a verse by A., E., and M. Keary. Early 19th century