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    Question Need Help Finding a Poem

    I've been trying to find the words of a poem that was told to my nana and then to my mother and thought I'd see if anyone here can help.

    Unfortunatly my mother can only remember a couple of lines. I got a bit more from someone who's great auntie remembers it but it's not all there.
    We think it's called 'The fairy' but dont know who it would be by. I've tried the internet but cant find anything.

    This is what I have so far

    As I was walking homeward one early summers day
    I saw a pretty fairy winging on her way
    her bonney was a bluebell
    A daisy was her gown
    Her wings were beams of sunshine
    Trimmed with thistle downs
    I'd seen she'd been to market
    And as I hurried by
    I peeped into her basket
    To see what I could spy
    A pair of golden slippers
    A reel of silver thead
    A lovely jar of honey
    And a weenie loaf of bread
    Shiny silver needle and a spool of golden thread

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    AS I WAS WALKING HOMEWARD
    ONE EARLY SUMMER’S DAY
    I MEET A LITTLE FAIRY
    TRIPPING ON HER WAY

    HER BONNET WAS A BLUEBELL
    A DAISY WAS HER GOWN
    HER WINGS WERE BITS OF SUNSHINE
    TRIMMED WITH THISTLE-DOWN

    I THINK SHE HAD BEEN TO MARKET
    FOR AS SHE HURRIED BY
    I PEEPED INTO HER BASKET
    TO SEE WHAT I COULD SPY

    A PAIR OF TINY SLIPPERS
    A REEL OF GOLDEN THREAD
    A TINY JAR OF HONEY
    AND A WEENY LOAF OF BREAD

    I HID AMONGST THE TALL GRASS
    AS STILL AS STILL COULD BE
    THE FAIRY GAVE A RATT TAT TAT
    UPON A HOLLOW TREE
    AND THEN FOR JUST AN INSTANT

    I PEEPED INTO HER HOUSE
    AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT?
    THE FRONT DOOR WAS OPENED
    BY A MOUSE!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordeaux View Post
    I've been trying to find the words of a poem that was told to my nana and then to my mother and thought I'd see if anyone here can help.

    Unfortunatly my mother can only remember a couple of lines. I got a bit more from someone who's great auntie remembers it but it's not all there.
    We think it's called 'The fairy' but dont know who it would be by. I've tried the internet but cant find anything.

    This is what I have so far

    As I was walking homeward one early summers day
    I saw a pretty fairy winging on her way
    her bonney was a bluebell
    A daisy was her gown
    Her wings were beams of sunshine
    Trimmed with thistle downs
    I'd seen she'd been to market
    And as I hurried by
    I peeped into her basket
    To see what I could spy
    A pair of golden slippers
    A reel of silver thead
    A lovely jar of honey
    And a weenie loaf of bread
    Shiny silver needle and a spool of golden thread
    I found this one thanks to google:
    The poster didn't know who wrote it though

    AS I WAS WALKING HOMEWARD
    ONE EARLY SUMMER’S DAY
    I MEET A LITTLE FAIRY
    TRIPPING ON HER WAY

    HER BONNET WAS A BLUEBELL
    A DAISY WAS HER GOWN
    HER WINGS WERE BITS OF SUNSHINE
    TRIMMED WITH THISTLE-DOWN

    I THINK SHE HAD BEEN TO MARKET
    FOR AS SHE HURRIED BY
    I PEEPED INTO HER BASKET
    TO SEE WHAT I COULD SPY

    A PAIR OF TINY SLIPPERS
    A REEL OF GOLDEN THREAD
    A TINY JAR OF HONEY
    AND A WEENY LOAF OF BREAD

    I HID AMONGST THE TALL GRASS
    AS STILL AS STILL COULD BE
    THE FAIRY GAVE A RATT TAT TAT
    UPON A HOLLOW TREE
    AND THEN FOR JUST AN INSTANT

    I PEEPED INTO HER HOUSE
    AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT?
    THE FRONT DOOR WAS OPENED
    BY A MOUSE!
    The best things in life, aren't things

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    Beat me to it Myf
    The best things in life, aren't things

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    Myf you are amazing

    That sounds like it. My mom was sure it had something about a mouse in it.
    She's going to be so happy. I think she wants to pass it on to her grandaughter

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    And thankyou too Tkay, I tried google but didn't come up with anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordeaux View Post
    And thankyou too Tkay, I tried google but didn't come up with anything
    Glad it's the right one Bordeaux, I googled the first line.
    The best things in life, aren't things

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    hmmmm it was a while ago I tried googling it, maybe someone put it up since then.
    lol Oh well either way I'm happy it's found.

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    Just what did we do BG (Before Google)
    The best things in life, aren't things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    Just what did we do BG (Before Google)
    ....used Alta Vista....

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