She Moved Through the Fair

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This is a traditional Irish folk song that Lea fell in love with by singing it in her senior recital.

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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.

She stepped away from me
And she went through the fair
And fondly I watched her
Move here and move there.
And then she made her way homeward,
With one star awake,
As the swan in the evening
Moved over the lake.

Last night she came to me,
She came softly 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.

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from Cities of Snow, released November 10, 2013
Trad.
Lea Grant- vocals, organ

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