SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR

Story Behind The Song

"She Moved Through the Fair" or "She Moves Through the Fair" is based on a traditional Irish folk song. Its original author is unknown. The song, a folk staple, has been performed by many artists, and its haunting tune and lyrics will be familiar to many.

Song Description

Traditional Irish ballad about love and marriage.

Song Length 4:51 Genre New Age - General, Folk - Traditional
Tempo Floating Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Serene, Peaceful Subject Marriage, Relationship
Similar Artists Sinead O'Connor Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

My young love said to me my mother won't mind
And my father won't slight you for your lack of kind
And she laid her hand on me and this she did say
It will not be long now 'til our wedding Day

And she went away from me, she moved through the fair
And fondly I watched her move here and move there
And then she went onward, just one star awake
Like the swan in the evening moves over the lake

The people were saying no two e'er were wed
But one had a sorrow that never was said
And I smiled as she passed with her goods and her gear
And that was the last that I saw of my dear

Last night she came to me, my dead love came in
So softly she came her feet made no din
And she laid her hand on me and this she did say
It will not be long now 'til our wedding day

Absolutely wonderful! Almost the same type of music Enya would do. Would be wonderful in a contemplative scene in a movie.

Wow, This is pro stuff all the way. (Enya, Clannad, Sarah McLallin would be Jealous). Fantastic, beautiful female vocals. Please let's collaborate :-)

Lyrics TRADITIONAL Music TRADITIONAL ARRANGED BY GERAINT HUGHES
Producer GERAINT HUGHES Publisher NONE
Performance GERAINT HUGHES / MARY GAFFNEY Label NONE
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Castle-Eye (Michael Casali) Ambient 1/26/2015
Bruce Niemchick My Top Songs 9/10/2007
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