I'd Love to Be a Fairy's Child

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I'd Love to Be a Fairy's Child is featured in Graves' collection, Fairies and Fusiliers (1918).
An illustration for the story I'd Love to Be a Fairy's Child by the author Robert Graves
Janny Sandholm, 2008
An illustration for the story I'd Love to Be a Fairy's Child by the author Robert Graves
Janny Sandholm, 2008
An illustration for the story I'd Love to Be a Fairy's Child by the author Robert Graves
Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their heart's desire:
Jingle pockets full of gold,
Marry when they're seven years old.
Every fairy child may keep
Two strong ponies and ten sheep;
All have houses, each his own,
Built of brick or granite stone;
They live on cherries, they run wild—
I'd love to be a Fairy's child.

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