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Uilleann pipes and recording by Kevin McAlea

She Moves Through The Fair (or She Moved Through The Fair) is a traditional Irish song and was collected in Donegal by Longford poet Padraic Colum and musicologist Herbert Hughes, and published in 1909. The tune is in mixolydian mode. A longer version of the song is called "Our Wedding Day". A related song is "Out of the Window","I Once Had a True Love", also shares some lyrics with "She Moves Through the Fair".

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She Moves Through The Fair

(She Moved Through The Fair)

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 stepped away from me
And this she did say:
It will not be long, love
'Til our wedding day

As she stepped away from me
And she moved through the fair
And fondly I watched her
Move here and move there
And then she turned homeward
With one star awake
Like the swan in the evening
Moves over the lake

The people were saying,
No two ever 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
That her feet made no din
As she laid her hand on me
And this she did say
It will not be long, love
'Til our wedding day

Uilleann pipes and recording by Kevin McAlea

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