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She Moved Through the Fair

from Black and Green EP (False North) by Bill Coleman

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This is a trad tune. The guitar arrangement takes a little from Bert Jansch here, a little from Jimmy Page there. More Jansch than Page I'm thinking...


My young love said to me,
My mother won't mind.
And my father won't slight you,
For your lack of kind.
And she stepped away from me,
And this she did say,
"It will not be long love,
'Till our wedding day".

She stepped away from me,
And she moved through the fair.
And fondly I watched her,
Move here, and go there.
And she made her way homeward,
With one star awake.
As the swan in the evening,
Moves over the lake.

The people were saying,
No two were ever wed.
But one has a sorrow,
That never was said.
And she smiled as she passed,
With her goods and her gear,
And that was the last I saw of my dear.

I dreamt last night that my one true love came in.
So softly she entered,
Her feet they made no din.
And she came close beside me,
And this she did say,
"It will not be long love,
'Till our wedding day".


from Black and Green EP (False North), released March 19, 2010
Recorded at home by Bill Coleman.




Bill Coleman Ireland

Makes music with a laptop, a guitar and a pile of live-recorded loops. Reminds people of Eels, Flaming Lips, Talking Heads...

Spent 2011 writing and recording a song a week - check out the "Throwing S**t at a Wall" album.

Currently working on his third studio album.
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