Have you heard of the Wag of the Wa?

The most mysterious fairy I ever saw

Invoke him by swinging a pot hook

Drink anything stronger than ale

and he'll give you a dirty look

He'll cough angrily if you get drunk

Leave a messy house, and you'll 

be out of luck

Don't be too appalled by his looks

A grisly old man with crooked legs

He has a tail, but he was

born that way

With his bright red coat

You should recognize him plain as day

Submitted: July 23, 2017

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D. Thurmond / JEF

Nice finish.

Mon, October 23rd, 2017 5:27pm

Jeff Bezaire

I like the bouncy, classic nursery rhyme feel this piece has. It certainly embodies the classic themes of Victorian nursery rhymes - all fairies were angry in those days, especially at drunkards. Nice job!

Thu, February 22nd, 2018 8:02pm

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