#02675
Roseville Fair (Liam Clancy)

Oh, the night was clear,
The stars were shinin';
The moon came up so quiet in the sky.
The people gathered 'round,
The band was tunin'.
I can hear them now,
Playin' Comin' Through The Rye.

You were dressed in blue, you looked so lovely,
Just a gentle flower of a small-town girl;
You took my hand, danced to the music,
With a single smile, you became my world.

And we danced all night,
To the fiddle and the banjo,
Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air;
So long ago, but still remembered,
When we fell in love at the Roseville Fair.

We courted well, and we courted dearly,
And we'd sit for hours in the front porch chair.
And a year went by from the time that I met you,
And I made you mine at the Roseville Fair.

And we danced all night,
To the fiddle and the banjo,
Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air;
So long ago, but still remembered,
When we fell in love at the Roseville Fair.

So here's a song for all of the lovers,
Here's a tune that they can share;
May they dance all night,
To the fiddle and the banjo,
The way we did at the Roseville Fair.

May they dance all night,
To the fiddle and the banjo,
The way we did at the Roseville Fair.

####.... Bill Staines of Dover, New Hampshire ....####
Bill staines recorded this song on his Whistle Of The Jay, trk#14, 1979, Folk-Legacy Records, Sharon, Connecticut; and The First Million Miles, trk#7, 1989, re-released 1992, Rounder Select Records, Burlington, Massachusetts.

This variant is from a live 1992 performance by Liam Clancy at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

A variant was arranged and recorded by Terry Kelly (On The Move, trk#5, 1984, Gun Records, Halifax, Nova Scotia, produced by Declan O'Doherty).


See more songs by Terry Kelly.

A variant was also recorded by Shanty (On The Crest Of A Wave, trk#10, 1997, independently produced and recorded at Record Time Productions, St John's, NL).

A variant was also recorded by Melinda Boland of Burnt Cove, NL (A Golden Tribute, trk#10, 2006, independently produced and arranged by Ronnie Power).



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