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Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children. Keary, M. (Maud).
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page: 97

ENCHANTED TULIPS

  • TULIPS white and tulips red,
  • Sweeter than a violet bed!
  • Say, old Mother Bailey, say
  • Why your tulips look so gay,
  • Why they smell so sweet, and why
  • They bloom on when others die?
  • “By the pixies’ magic power
  • Do my tulips always flower,
  • By the pixies’ magic spell
  • Do they give so sweet a smell!
  • Tulips, tulips, red and white,
  • Fill the pixies with delight!
  • “Pixy women, pixy 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!”
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