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Music Listening - Fairytale

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A while ago, I wrote a listening lesson based on the Taylor Swift song, ‘Today was a fairytale’ which is a song about romance, love and happy endings.

This song by Sarah Bareilles, is also about fairytales, but looks at them in a new light! Listen to the song and see if you can fill in the missing words.

You don't have to listen to the whole song.

Good luck!



"Fairytale" - Sarah Bareilles

Cinderella's on her bedroom floor
She's got a
_1_ on the guy at the liquor store
Cause Mr. Charming don't come home anymore
And she forgets why she came here
Sleeping Beauty's in a foul _2_
For shame she says
None for you dear _3_, I'm tired today
I'd rather sleep my whole life away than have you keep me from _4_

[Chorus:]
'cause I don't care for your fairytales
You're so worried about the maiden though you know
She's only waiting on the next best thing

Snow White is doing dishes again cause
What else can you do
With seven itty-bitty men?
Sends them to bed and calls up a friend
Says will you meet me at _5_?
The tall blonde lets out a cry of despair says
Would have cut it myself if I knew men could climb _6_
I'll have to find another _7_ somewhere and keep away from the windows

Lesson by Caroline

  • Missing word 1:
  • Missing word 2:
  • Missing word 3
  • Missing word 4:
  • Missing word 5:
  • Missing word 6:
  • Missing word 7: