She moved through the fair

She moved through the fair

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FOLK  ∙  10 PECULIAR FOLK THEMES FROM THE 1960s  ∙

When he delivers a song that later becomes popular, the singer-songwriter is just its creator and first performer. He has no control over how others will fix it and the song's later life is quite another story. The secondary fates experienced by the 10 songs below are instructive in this regard.

  1960  ∙  Where have all the flowers gone  (Pete Seeger)  ∙  1961  ∙  SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR  (Irish trad.)  ∙  The lion sleeps tonight  (the Tokens)  ∙  1964  ∙  House of the rising sun  (USA 1933)  ∙  1965  ∙  Subterranean homesick blues  (Bob Dylan)  ∙  1966  ∙  Hey Joe  (Bill Roberts1962)  ∙  1967  ∙  Without her  (Harry Nilsson)  ∙  Suzanne  (Leonard Cohen)  ∙  1968  ∙  Those were the days  (USSR 1925)  ∙  1969  ∙  Streets of London  (Ralph McTell) 

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SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR  -  A spellbinding age-old Irish theme

'She Moved Through The Fair' is a traditional Irish folk song, the lyrics of which were first published in 1909. The song chronicles the disappearance of a bride at a fair after promising her lover that they would  marry soon. It has been covered by many famous artists including:

1936  ∙  Sydney MacEwan  ∙  1941  ∙  John McCormack  ∙  1956  ∙  Pete Seeger  ∙  1961  ∙  Carolyn Hester  ∙  1963  ∙  Annie Briggs  ∙  1966 ∙  Marianne Faithfull  ∙  1967  ∙  Jimmy Page  ∙  1969  ∙  Fairport Convention  ∙  1973  ∙  Alan Stivell  ∙  1982  ∙  Sinéad O'Connor  ∙  1985  ∙  Paul Young  ∙  Loreena McKennit  ∙  1986  ∙  Pentangle  ∙  1989  ∙  Simple Minds  ∙  1990  ∙  Marianne Faithfull  ∙  1991  ∙  Fergal Sharkey  ∙  1992  ∙  Moya Brennan  ∙  1995  ∙  Bert Jansch  ∙  1996  ∙  Mike Oldfield  ∙  2005  ∙  Donovan  ∙  2007  ∙  Celtic Woman  ∙  2011  ∙  Caitlin (Aus)  ∙  2012  ∙  Cara Dillon & Solas  ∙  2015  ∙  10'000 Maniacs  ∙  2016  ∙  Elizabeth Fraser  ∙  Lucy Crowe  ∙  2018  ∙  Eleanor Tomlinson  ∙  2019  ∙  The Churchfitters  ∙

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