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 incident occurred 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 dwarf
 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
War Pigs, Paranoid, Planet Caravan, Iron Man, Electric Funeral, Hand of Doom, Rat Salad, Fairies Wear Boots
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