When the winds of March are wakening
The crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near
Some budding little thickets,
A-straightening her golden wings and
Combing out her hair?
And when she sees you creeping up
To get a closer peek,
She tumbles through the daffodils,
And creeps into the tulips till
You can't find where she's hid?
Have you ever, ever come across
A little toadstool elf
A-reading by a firefly lamp
And laughing to himself,
Or a saucy fairy queen upon
Her favorite dragonfly?
It's fun to see a fairy flutter
Off a catskin boat,
And wrap her fairy baby in
A pussywillow coat;
Oh, don't you love the fairies
And their fairy babies too?