Who Sang We Stayed Too Long at the Fair? Billy Joe Shaver

Release information
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:30

We've stayed too long,much too long at the fair
The sweet cotton candy smell of love has left the air
They're tearing down the happy rides and they'll move 'em God knows where
We're standing here alone and the laughter is all gone
I think we stayed too long at the fair

Only fools and little children refuse to realize
That a fairground's painted lanterns are just lights in your eyes
The ferris wheels and roller coaster rides they all have to end
And everybody has to come back down to earth again

We've stayed too long,much too long at the fair
The sweet cotton candy smell of love has left the air
They're tearing down the happy rides and they'll move 'em God knows where
We're standing here alone and the laughter is all gone
I think we stayed too long at the fair

We thought that big calliope would never end its song
But we should have known that a merry-go-round can only turn so long
I guess we just weren't ready for the carnival to end
So we stood there frightened and alone when the real world set in

We've stayed too long,much too long at the fair
The sweet cotton candy smell of love has left the air
They're tearing down the happy rides and they'll move 'em God knows where
We're standing here alone and the laughter is all gone
I think we stayed too long at the fair

We've stayed too long,much too long at the fair
The sweet cotton candy smell of love has left the air
They're tearing down the happy rides and they'll move 'em God knows where
We're standing here alone and the laughter is all gone
I think we stayed too long at the fair


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Billy B Damned
  • 2 We Stayed Too Long at the Fair
  • 3 Honky Tonk Heroes
  • 4 I'm Going Crazy in 3/4 Time
  • 5 Gypsy Boy
  • 6 Chicken on the Ground
  • 7 God Sing
  • 8 Slow Rollin' Low
  • 9 Silver Wings of Time
  • 10 The Believer
  • 11 You Ask Me Too