Fairies Wear Boots is the eighth and final track off of Black Sabbath's second studio album Paranoid.

It was released in 1971 as a B-side for the "After Forever" single.

The song came about when an inccident occured where Geezer and Ozzy were smoking cannabis and saw fairies in boots running around a park, but the most known story around the song was that the band got attacked by skinheads (the skinheads being the fairies in the song), but it's been proven to not be true.


Going home, late last night

Suddenly I got a fright

Yeah I looked through the window

and surprised what I saw

Fairy boots were dancin' with a dawrf

All right now!

Yea, fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me

Yeah I saw it, I saw it, I tell you no lies

Yeah fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me

I saw it, I saw it with my own two eyes

All right now!

So I went to the doctor see what he could give me

He said Son, Son, you’ve gone too far

'Cause smokin’ and trippin’ is all that you do


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