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Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree

barnacle 06 May 04 - 10:10 AM
LindsayInWales 06 May 04 - 10:20 AM
JennieG 07 May 04 - 07:20 AM
Little Robyn 07 May 04 - 05:41 PM
The Fooles Troupe 07 May 04 - 07:08 PM
Jim Dixon 08 May 04 - 01:34 AM
barnacle 10 May 04 - 12:10 PM
An Pluiméir Ceolmhar 10 May 04 - 12:45 PM
JennyO 10 May 04 - 12:49 PM
The Fooles Troupe 10 May 04 - 08:01 PM
GUEST,pauline 22 Apr 08 - 09:14 AM
Newport Boy 22 Apr 08 - 10:36 AM
The Fooles Troupe 22 Apr 08 - 08:49 PM
GUEST,Barnacle (at work) 29 Apr 08 - 08:59 AM
GUEST,Miss Morgy 21 Oct 08 - 11:49 PM
GUEST,Jo 17 Nov 08 - 05:28 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Nov 08 - 09:09 AM
Paul Burke 18 Nov 08 - 09:41 AM
GUEST 08 Dec 08 - 12:16 PM
GUEST,f12 06 Jul 09 - 12:11 PM
Eric the Viking 06 Jul 09 - 05:03 PM
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Jim Dixon 07 Dec 10 - 04:58 PM
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GUEST,Karen 26 Dec 10 - 01:28 AM
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Subject: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: barnacle
Date: 06 May 04 - 10:10 AM

Another puzzler

When I was a kid, there was a Christmas song (probably played on Children's Favourite's or something - showing my age!!)

It goes ...

Every little girl would like to be the fairy on the christmas tree

and somewhere it goes on ...

Every little girl, you understand, is really queen of fairyland

It also mentions "golliwogs", which is a little un PC and probably why its popularity waned

It was sung by Gracie Fields and she has recorded it, but does anyone know the lyrics??

Cheers


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Subject: RE: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: LindsayInWales
Date: 06 May 04 - 10:20 AM

Every little girl would like to be
The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
Up above the party dressed in white
Shining in the candle-light
Every little boy has lots of fun
With his trumpet and his gun
Every little girl you understand
Is really Queen of Fairyland
There's the little secret she must keep
That she can fly when she's asleep
Every little girl would like to be
The Fairy on the Christmas Tree!


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Subject: RE: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: JennieG
Date: 07 May 04 - 07:20 AM

Oh geez........

When I was about 7 years old (a thousand years ago now) I used to have ballet lessons. I seem to remember a concert where a troupe of us little girls sang and danced to this song, we were dressed in white tutus and waved wands.

Cheers
JennieG (still a fairy, although now aged 29 and some months - there are no numbers after 29)


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Subject: RE: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: Little Robyn
Date: 07 May 04 - 05:41 PM

About 50 years ago, we danced/sang this in a Sunday school Christmas concert! I'd forgotten.
(I think it's Alzhi...Alzhigh....Alzhei...I forget.)
Robyn


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Subject: RE: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 May 04 - 07:08 PM

Ah, now that reminds me of the story that people tell me I do best in public called 'The Littlest Angel' ... :-)

Robin


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Subject: RE: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 May 04 - 01:34 AM

There's a current CD called "Vintage Christmas Cracker", a various-artists compilation including THE FAIRY ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE sung by The Three Sisters, accompanied by the BBC Dance Orchestra, directed by Henry Hall. I think it's from around 1936. The song was written by Harry Parr-Davies and Roma Hunter. Gracie Fields also recorded it.

I got the following words from a sound sample at Barnes & Noble

Every little girl would like to be
The fairy on the Christmas tree,
Up above the party, dressed in white,
Shining in the candlelight.
Every little boy has lots of fun
With his trumpet and his gun.
Every little girl, you understand,
Is really queen of fairyland.

Following that is something about golliwogs, but I couldn't quite get the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: barnacle
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:10 PM

Cheers Jim

I may just have to go and buy the CD - which will be much to the chagrin of my hubby who cannot understand why I keep buying "such crap" for the sake of one song.

Perhaps "he just doesn't understand me"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:45 PM

There's also a shaggy dog story about a bit of overwork-induced tension in Santa Claus's workshop which ends up 'And that's how the fairy ended up on top of the Christmas tree'...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: JennyO
Date: 10 May 04 - 12:49 PM

Christmas Angels
>
> It was supposed to be a happy time, but it wasn't. It was Christmas Eve and
> NOTHING was going right. Mrs. Claus had burned all the Christmas cookies. The
> Elves were bitching about not getting paid for the overtime they had put in
> while making toys, and the reindeer had been drinking all afternoon and were
> dead drunk. They had taken the sleigh out for a spin earlier in the day and
> crashed it into a tree, breaking off one of the runners.
>
> Santa was beside himself. "I can't believe this!," he said to himself. "I've
> got to deliver millions of presents all over the world a few hours from now
> and all my reindeer are drunk, the Elves are on strike, and I don't even have
> a Christmas tree! I sent that stupid little angel out HOURS ago to find a
> tree and she isn't even back yet! What am I going to DO?"
>
> Just then the little angel kicked opened the front door and draged a filthy,
> soaking wet tree onto the just-cleaned carpet and yells, "Yo, Santa! Where
> you want me to stick your Christmas Tree this year???"
>
> And so began the tradition of having a little angel perched atop the
> Christmas tree.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 May 04 - 08:01 PM

Well, I used to tell it better than that - but it's a live performance - when put on paper it just loses so much...

Robin


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FAIRY ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE
From: GUEST,pauline
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 09:14 AM

Every little girl would like to be
The fairy on the Christmas tree
Up above the party dressed in white,
All shining like the candlelight.
Every little boy has lots of fun
With his trumpet and his gun.
Every little girl, you understand,
Is really queen of fairyland.

Black golliwogs, soft woolly dogs,
Big beautiful bears,
Most any boy loves any toy.
No little girl cares.

There's a little secret she must keep,
That she can fly when she's asleep.
Every little girl, you understand,
Is really queen of fairyland.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: Newport Boy
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 10:36 AM

We don't have a fairy on the top of our tree - don't believe in fairies. Family tradition is to use a cheap, brightly painted wooden cut out (brought back from a 1960's trip to the USSR) of a worker in heroic pose, holding aloft a hammer and sickle.

Trouble is, he doesn't have the tinselly glitter of a fairy, so we usually brighten him up with one of the little red fairy lights between his legs.

Phil


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The fairy on the christmas tree
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 08:49 PM

oooooo dear, I hope he doesn't look down....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,Barnacle (at work)
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 08:59 AM

I cannot believe this has surfaced again. I eventually found a recording by Gracie Fields on "vintage Recordings", there is also some other 'take yer back' songs on the CD. Thanks again, to everyone who proved I'd not imagined it.

Sue


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,Miss Morgy
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 11:49 PM

Hahaha some one ten years older than me has the exact same story as I--- I used to do dancing when I was about 5, and have never forgotten the words "every little girl would like to be a fairy on a christmas tree"... I still have my tinsel tiara and my wand somewhere. not growing up is the fun way


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 05:28 AM

Any of you guys know where I can get my hands on the sheet music for this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 09:09 AM

The National Library of Australia has the sheet music, although images are not viewable online:

THE FAIRY ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE
words by Roma Campbell Hunter, music by Harry Parr-Davies.
Sydney: W.H. Paling & Co., c1936.

I believe you can order copies, for a price. Find the item in their catalogue, then click the "Copies direct" button at the bottom of the page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: Paul Burke
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 09:41 AM

Has anyone noticed that the song fits perfectly, if a little lugubriously, to King of the Fairies?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 08 - 12:16 PM

I came across this highly amusing chatter whilst looking for a song sung by (I think) Tessie O`Shea - something about being an ageing fairy who nobody loves   - Think it is "No-one loves a fairy when she`s forty".    Will keep looking.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,f12
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 12:11 PM

I'm a fairy on top of the Christmas tree
Looking down as down as can be.
No one knows. No one cares. No one thinks of me.
Even if I wave my wand, there's nothing there to see.
I'm a fairy on top of the Christmas tree.
Staring down as down as can be.
I just cannot stand a bit.
I'm still a fairy on the Christmas tree.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 05:03 PM

That's wrong!!

1. I'm the fairy on top of the Christmas tree,
Looking down just to see
That all the Christmas presents are as safe as safe can be.

2. I'm the fairy on top of the Christmas tree,
Feeling sad as can be,
Cos when the presents are all gone, there's nothing left for me.

CHORUS: No one knows. No one cares. No one thinks of me.
Even if I wave my wand, there's no one there to see.

3. I'm the fairy on top of the Christmas tree,
But Christmas time is sad for me,
Cos no one ever notices the fairy on the Christmas tree.

CHORUS: No one knows. No one cares. No one thinks of me.
Even if I wave my wand, there's no one there to see.

REPEAT: I'm the fairy on top of the Christmas tree,
But Christmas time is sad for me,
Cos no one ever notices the fairy on the Christmas tree.


Don't ask! Don't dare to suggest. LOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 01:17 PM

I need the music for this Fairy on Xmas tree song. Any ideas. A site where you can hear it played would be good as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 01:51 PM

Who did

"If I were a fairy on a Christmas tree
Oh how happy and gay I'd be
So dear Mr Santa Claus hear my plea
And make me a fairy on a Christmas tree"

Dora Bryan springs to mind, probably incorrectly. She did do 'All I want for Christmas is a Beatle' though:-)

Cheers

DeG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,Daniel Llewelyyn Parr
Date: 20 Nov 09 - 02:10 PM

'Every Little Girl' was written by a Great Uncle of mine who lived in Neath, South Wales - Harry Parr Davies. He was Gracie Fields' pianist and wrote a number of her 'big hits', including 'Wish me Luck as You Wave Me Goddbye'' He also wrote 'Pedro The fisherman' and 'There'll Always Be An England'. My Grandfather was a cousin of his (his name was Frank Horace Parr and was born in Briton Ferry in circa 1908 (and died in 1975).
He also wrote for Jack Buchanan and Anna Neagle among others.
Sadly Harry Parr Davies developed a serious drink problem which was the cause of his early demise, much to the shame of my family at the time apparently. During his career he rubbed shoulders with the Hoolywood set, there being numerous photos of him with the stars of the day.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 06:05 AM

I have so enjoyed finding this site as I've wanted all the words for so long. I've tried dozens of sites to no avail.   I sang this song as a small child when I did calisthenics and now I'm 63 and finally am delighted to be able to print it off rather than every other sight wanting you to buy or pay to download. Enjoyed the comments too - you are a naughty lot.    Merry Christmas to one and all


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ANGEL ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 01:23 PM

I actually have the sheet music for this song. The correct title is "THE ANGEL ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE". Lyric by Roma Campbell Hunter; Music by Harry Parr-Davies.

It's a copy I got from someone else half a million years ago, but the copy is clear enough to read.

Ev'ry little girl would like to be
The angel on the Christmas tree,
Up above the party dressed in white,
Shining in the candle light.

Ev'ry little boy has lots of fun –
With his trumpet and his gun.
Ev'ry little girl you understand,
Is really Queen of Fairyland.

Black golliwoggs,
Wee woolly dogs,
Big, beautiful bears;
Most any boy
Loves any toy,
No little girl cares.

There's a little secret she must keep,
That she can fly when she's asleep;
Ev'ry little girl would like to be
The angel on the Christmas tree.


I'll take a risk and post my email address. Contact me and I'll try to send you a copy of this since it's all on one page.   c.jillplay@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 08:49 PM

Not long ago and far away, Santa was getting ready for his annual trip…but there were problems everywhere.
    Four of his elves got sick, and the trainee elves didn't produce the toys as fast as the regular ones, so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule.
    Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her Mom was coming to visit. This stressed Santa even more.
    When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two had jumped the fence and were out…heaven knows where to. More Stress!
    Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the boards cracked and the toy bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys.
Totally frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of coffee and a shot of whiskey. When he went to the cupboard, he found the elves had hid the liquor and there was nothing to drink.
In his frustration, he dropped the coffee pot and it broke into hundreds of little pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw it was made from. Just then the doorbell rang and Santa cussed on his way to the door. He opened the door and there was a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said: "Where would you like me to put this tree Santa?"

And this my friend is how the little angel came to be on top of the Christmas tree.


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Subject: SONG REQUIRED : The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,Michele
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 11:03 PM

ERIC THE VIKING

You are a wealth of information. You are the only person I could find that had the words to "I'm the fairy on top of the Christmas tree" do you happen to know who sings it??? I have searched everywhere on the net and cannot find the song to download. I have lost the $2 CD that it came on and its our Christmas tradition for me to sing it over and over again, off key and annoy everyone.

ERIC PLEEEEASE HELP ME. Thanks Michele :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: Joe_F
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 05:53 PM

I somehow escaped all of this till now. Since when have angels been demoted to fairies?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,eric the viking
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 07:10 PM

Michelle.


I am really sorry I have only just seen your post (00.07 Christmas morning) Happy Christmas. I am afraid I don't have the tape anymore. I also sing it generally in the key of yale flat. With a C accompniament on guitar. I don't remember who sings it. But best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 05:53 PM

So good to read this - it's a song from my childhood and it vexed me gratly not to remember all the words! However, we used to sing in school in the early 70s - Every little girl....Up above the sky all dressed in white!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 10 - 07:12 PM

i realy like this song we doing it for the christmas carols
I would be happy if you come there 9th december 2010 7 0'clock
thurday


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 03 Dec 10 - 07:32 PM

I note that other versions of "The Littlest Angel" mentioned here merely involve her being in the wrong place at the wrong time after Santa had a bad hair day. My version involves her being endlessly 'helpful' till near the punch line.... :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 10 - 07:14 PM

To Michele and Eric the Viking...

I too was in desperate search of the same "Fairy on Top of the Christmas Tree" of which you speak! I had it on cassette when I was little and lost the tape it also had Christmas Time for Teddy Bears on it (another of my faves)

If you haven't already found it... then I come bearing good news :) There are versions of both these songs on spotify.
http://open.spotify.com/track/0zIbl8O1zVjNIfcQmoY3QY

Merry Christmas :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,annh
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 03:51 PM

I've got the words of fairy on the Christmas tree but lost the sheet music, Does anyone have a spare copy I could have - would pay of course!?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 04:58 PM

Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music, with vocalist Sara Berner, recorded THE ANGEL ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE, on a 78-rpm record (Coral 61081) in 1953. Parr-Davies and Campbell-Hunter are credited as songwriters.

All the other recordings I have been able to identify seem to originate in the UK. They are by George Melachrino and His Orchestra, Harry Hall & The BBC Dance Orchestra, Nigel Ogden, and Gracie Fields. They always call it THE FAIRY ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE, and credit the same writers. Sheet music copies printed in Australia and the UK also use the title THE FAIRY ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ANGEL AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 03:27 AM

I may as well pu† i† here too:


The Angel and the Christmas Tree
(Melody: All I want for Christmas is a Beatle)
Seamus Kennedy © 2008

The story of how the angel came to be on the top of the Christmas tree.


Now, Christmas is a time to be so happy,

But at Santa's the elves were going on strike,

Mrs. Claus had burned the cookies, there was no Christmas tree,

And that's something Santa really doesn't like.


And all of Santa's reindeer had been drinking,
They got hammered really early in the day.
They decided on a whim, to go out for a spin
But they crashed into a pole, and wrecked the sleigh…

"I've got to fly around the world" yelled Santa,
"Bringing gifts to every little girl and boy
What am I to do? The kids will all be blue,
I don't know if each one will get a toy…

"Oh, nothing's going right today," cried Santa.
The toys aren't even in the bloomin' sack.
And I sent that little angel out to find a Christmas tree,
I wonder if she's ever coming back?"

He was getting really angry now, was Santa,
When the little angel burst in, full of glee.
He just glared at her, with her scrawny Douglas fir,
As she said "Santa, where should I stick your tree?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 09:50 AM

"There's a little secret she must keep,
That she can fly when she's asleep"


This is a psychology survey. I've had dreams where I could fly. They were wonderful. In fact, I just had one a month ago, after many years without one. My sister has told me that she has them too.

Do males have dreams where they can fly?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 26 Dec 10 - 01:28 AM

I have sheet music "The Angel on the Christmas Tree" Music by Harry Parr-Davis and Words by Roma Campbell Hunter. Copyright 1936 by Keith Prowse & Co. Ltd.

Every little girl would like to be
The angel on the Christmas tree.
Up above the party, dressed in white,
Shining in the candle light.
Every little boy has lots of fun,
With his trumpet an his gun,
Every little girl you understand
Is really queen of fairy land.
Black golliwogs,
Wee woolly dogs,
Big beautiful bears;
Most any boy lover any toy,
No little girl cares.
There's a little secret she must keep,
That she can fly when she's asleep;
Every little girl would like to be
The angel on the Christmas tree.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FAIRY ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE (G Fields
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 07:54 PM

You can play or download this recording at The Internet Archive. It's song #8 on that page. Here's my transcription. Note that it contains a "verse" not previously reported.


THE FAIRY ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE
As sung by Gracie Fields, 1939.

§ Ev'ry little girl would like to be
The fairy on the Christmas tree,
Up above the party, dressed in white,
Shining in the candle light.

Every little boy has lots of fun,
With his trumpet and his gun.
Every little girl, you understand,
Is really queen of Fairy Land.

Big golliwogs,
Wee woolly dogs,
Big beautiful bears—
Most any boy
Loves any toy.
No little girl cares.

There's a little secret she must keep:
That she can fly when she's asleep.
Every little girl would like to be
The fairy on the Christmas tree. §§

Autumn days are over, past, and very soon
Mother turns the lights up in the afternoon.
Children talk of Christmas. Brother wonders what
Santy Claus will put into the stocking on his cot.
Sister may be silent but she thinks an awful lot.

[Repeat § to §§.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 06:18 AM

hi does anyone know where i can just get music only or this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,Barnacle (at work)
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 07:19 AM

Hi

I eventually found an old Gracie Fields recording on a Vintage compilation recording. I will look this up when I get home from work


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 07:55 AM

leeneia, I had a Headmaster once, quite an elderly man, who confessed to me that he dreamt he 'flew' every night. He saw all the rooftops of Norwich, all the streets and buildings from above. He controlled his flight by extending his arms and swooping around. His wife was often driven to waking him up! He'd served in the RAF as a young man, and I wondered if it was a relic from his flying days, although he was never a pilot.


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