She moved through the fair

She moved through the fair

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FOLK SONG JOURNEY

10 peculiar 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.

  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) 

 

SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR  -  A secular mesmerizing 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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