“The King of the Fairies”


"A wee, wee man came to our toon en', Fiddledum, faddledum, fee, fee, fee," singing the men from their work despite his huge feet and mouth, odd clothes, very long arms, etc. He holds a dance, then frightens them; he becomes king of the fairies


  1. Ord, pp. 166-167, "The King of the Fairies (Nursery Song)" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5561
  3. BI, Ord166


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: dancing talltale music
Found in: Britain(Scotland)