She Moved Through the Fair Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Loreena Mckennitt
album: Track 2 in album Elemental
release date: 1985
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Classical Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Celtic/Folk
length: 4:06
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
arranger: Loreena McKennitt
lyricist: Padraic Colum
composer: [traditional]

Cover Art

Loreena McKennitt Elemental cover art
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My love said to me
My Mother won't mind
And me Father won't slight you
For your lack of kind
Then 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 moved through the Fair
And fondly I watched her
Move here and move there
And she went her way homeward
With one star awake
As the swans in the evening
Move over the lake

The people were saying
No two e'er were wed
But one has a sorrow
That never was said
And she smiled as she passed me
With her goods and her gear
And that was the last
That I saw of my dear.

I dreamed it last night
That my true love came in
So softly she entered
Her feet made no din
She came close beside me
And this she did say
It will not be long love
Till our wedding day.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Blacksmith
  • 2 She Moved Through the Fair
  • 3 Stolen Child
  • 4 The Lark in the Clear Air
  • 5 Carrighfergus
  • 6 Kellswater
  • 7 Banks of Claudy
  • 8 Come by the Hills
  • 9 Lullaby