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*THE SONG OF*
THE HELIOTROPE FAIRY


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Heliotrope's my name; and why
People call me "Cherry Pie",
That I really do not know;
But perhaps they call me so,
'Cause I give them such a treat,
Just like something nice to eat.
For my scent--O come and smell it!
How can words describe or tell it?
And my buds and flowers, see,
Soft and rich and velvety--
Deepest purple first, that fades
To the palest lilac shades.
Well-beloved, I know, am I--
Heliotrope, or Cherry Pie!