Fairy Tails

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Fairy Tails

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So I went in a different direction...used a tired old punchline...don't care...had fun!

Prompt was "Fairy Tales".

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Fairy Tails
September 4, 2017
http://parksandrececommerce.com/JohnStaplesMusic-50-90/JohnStaples-FairyTails.mp3

when I was just a youngling
I lived in the river dale
ate chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits
but my fav was fairy tails

fairy tails, fairy tails
a treat we bought from Wiccans
how do they taste
I asked my pa
he said
they taste like chicken

one day I saw a fairy
and I grabbed her by the tail
but it popped right off into my hand
my attempt to catch her failed

fairy tails, fairy tails
a treat we bought from Wiccans
how do they taste
I asked my pa
he said
they taste like chicken

you see fairys are like lizards
when they are under an attack
they simply drop their tails
and then a new one grows right back

fairy tails, fairy tails
a treat we bought from Wiccans
how do they taste
I asked my pa
he said
they taste like chicken

© 2017 John Staples JohnStaplesMusic.com



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Comments

Chandra83's picture

Poor fairies ... getting grabbed and eaten.
You paint a solid picture, my friend. Lovely vocals as well. Smile

yam655's picture

This is delightful. The tired old punchline is well-used here. Smile

metalfoot's picture

Well, if you gotta ask what they taste like... funny twist on the skirmish theme!

tcelliott's picture

Oh, I like the direction wonderfully. I like how you soften the blow by having regrowing tails on them there fey folk. Man, this is really funny. And more so for the serious demeanor. If I were a bluegrass/old timey artist playing the festivals in Salem, Missouri, this would definitely be on the set list.

kahlo2013's picture

This is fun! And I had never heard that punchline at all so fresh for me! I like the idea that Wicans sell fairly tails. As always your songs are so creative and clever!

musicsongwriter's picture

Very original and creative take on skirmish John, fun song to listen to. Love your vocals and guitar.
Nadia

cindyrella's picture

How creative John! But, I am partial to fairies, but you did a really wild and good song!

barbara's picture

So complete and well constructed; really sounds like a 'thing', but I've never heard of 'fairy tails' at all, just the 'tastes like chicken' motif. So it feels quite fresh to me. If the tails lore was made up by you, big kudos for that charming notion. It's so clear you had fun with this write. I really like the impersonation at the end, too. Gives it a nice loose and relaxed feel.

oneslowtyper's picture

LOL - this is exactly how you have to wrap up a "fairy tale as food" fairy tale.
As far as the kids are concerned, no fairies were harmed in the making of this song. LOL
Fairy tales with tales that taste like chicken... yet nothing about this song sounded cliche', it was one of the funnier songs I've heard this 50/90.

'They taste like chicken' - haha - clever creative and fun. Is there no end to your talents?? Biggrin