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Taconicus Lyr Req: She Moved through the Fair (18) RE: Lyr Req: She Moved through the Fair 26 Jan 11


The lyrics of many versions of the song, including the most famous reworking of traditional lyrics by the poet Padraic Colum (c. 1882-1972), seem to have been assembled from at least three different earlier traditional songs or versions known by various names including Our Wedding Day and Out the Window. I recommend this article, if you can find it. Apparently you can buy it for $24 at the link.

The Proper Words: A Discussion on Folk Song and Literary Poetry, Hugh Shields, Irish University Review. Vol. 5, No. 2 (Autumn, 1975), pp. 274-291


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