She Moved Through The Fair

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My young love said to me, "My brothers won't mind
And my parents won't slight you for your lack of kind"
And she stepped away from me, and this she did say
"Oh, it will not be long, love, 'til our wedding day"

She stepped 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
Like the swan in the evening moves over the lake

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

Last night she came to me, my dead love came in
And moving so softly, her feet made no din
And she laid her hand on me, and this she did say
"It will not be long, love, 'til our wedding day"

She Moved Through The Fair
Written byTraditional
Performed byBrodsky Quartet - Vocal: Elvis Costello
Produced byBrodsky Quartet & Paul Bateman
Arranged byPaul Cassidy
MusiciansElvis Costello - voice
Michael Thomas - violin
Ian Belton - violin
Paul Cassidy - viola
Jacqueline Thomas - violoncello
RecordedFebruary 1994, Whitfield Street Recording, London
ReleasedJune 6, 1994
AlbumsBrodsky Quartet - Lament, 1994
The Juliet Letters (Rhino reissue), 2006
CollectionsBrodsky Quartet - Elegie - The Collection, 2000

First known performance:
June 20, 1985, Sydney, Australia
Last known performance:
November 7, 1995, Bristol, England
     (7 known performances)

LamentBrodsky Quartet Lament album cover.jpg

Elegie - The CollectionBrodsky Quartet Elegie The Collection album cover.jpg

The Juliet LettersThe Juliet Letters album cover.jpg

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