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GUEST 09 Jan 04 - 04:06 PM
s&r 09 Jan 04 - 06:03 PM
michaelr 09 Jan 04 - 06:16 PM
Joybell 09 Jan 04 - 07:31 PM
GUEST,Philippa 10 Jan 04 - 06:03 AM
Malcolm Douglas 10 Jan 04 - 06:04 AM
s&r 10 Jan 04 - 12:10 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 10 Jan 04 - 04:29 PM
GUEST,Philippa 11 Jan 04 - 02:27 PM
GUEST,JTT 11 Jan 04 - 02:50 PM
MartinRyan 11 Jan 04 - 02:52 PM
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Subject: She Moves Through The Fair
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 04:06 PM

I'm having some problems working out a line in this song. It's from a Mary Black version and is in the last verse... It goes something like..." The glow of the 'greese arch' throws half heard half like'

Any ideas what is actually being sung and what it means? Help appreciated !


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR
From: s&r
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 06:03 PM

This is from an earlier thread:

SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR

D--(C----Bm---C----D)---------C------------D---
My young love said to me, "My mother won't mind
--------------------(Bm)-----------C------------D---
And my father won't slight you for your lack of kine."
---------------------(Bm)--------C------------D---
And she stepp'd away from me and this she did say:
----(C---Bm--C--D)-------------------C-------D---
"It will not be long, love, till our wedding day."

She stepp'd away from me and she moved through the fair,
And fondly I watched her go here and go there,
Then she went her way homeward with one star awake,
As the swan in the evening moves over the lake.

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

I dreamt it last night that my young 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."


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Subject: RE: She Moves Through The Fair
From: michaelr
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 06:16 PM

s&r -- you didn't answer the question!


From this thread:

"When dew falls on meadow, and larks fill the night
When the glow from the griosach on hearth throws half light
I'll slip from my casement and then I'll run away.
Then it will not be long, love, 'till our wedding day"

"griosach" means "embers".

Chers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: She Moves Through The Fair
From: Joybell
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 07:31 PM

Looks like someone was worried we wouldn't know the song was Irish unless they threw in a Gaeilge word, albeit a bit late in the story?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 10 Jan 04 - 06:03 AM

no, it's quite common for English speakers in Ireland to have a few words of Irish which pepper their speech -
this is the sceal [story, rhymes with tale] I heard
I'm in clabber [muck, mud]tae the knees
Stop your girnin' [gearan = complaining]
etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 10 Jan 04 - 06:04 AM

As explained in several of the many past discussions here about this song (I should think that a long list of them will appear at the head of this thread in due course), that line was added by Paddy Tunney.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: s&r
Date: 10 Jan 04 - 12:10 PM

dead right michaelr - I'd read the title, and bychance had just been using the thread I quoted...

Stu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 10 Jan 04 - 04:29 PM

Here's one of the more exhaustive threads on the subject: She moves through the fair - complete with links at the top to all the other relevant threads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 02:27 PM

I haven't looked at the other threads yet; but whether or not Paddy Tunney added the particular line, he had a complete song which is not the same as the well-known Padraic Colum "She Moved Through the Fair". And I know yet another song, in the Sam Henry collection, "Out of the Window", which has some lines in common with "She Moved Through the Fair"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 02:50 PM

Griosach is the almost-extinguished ember; it's a normal Irish word to use in English in the period and area.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: MartinRyan
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 02:52 PM

Paddy Tunney certainly told me that he had inserted the word.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 09:24 AM

That great Irish singer Margaret Barry did a great version of this song, I once heard her introduce it by saying ' this song is very old and continues to be old. '
Beautiful, eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 10:03 AM

The "standard" form of the song so widely recorded nowadays derives largely from her. She learned it off a John McCormack record.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: Sooz
Date: 14 May 06 - 10:43 AM

Can anyone supply the words to the Les Barker version please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She Moves Through The Fair
From: Sooz
Date: 14 May 06 - 12:42 PM

Found it in a different thread.


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