She Moved Thro’ the Fair

Sheet music for harp and voice; part of the Irish Folk Songs set


"She stepped away from me and she moved thro' the fair,

And fondly, I watched her go here and go there.

She went her way homeward with one star awake,

As the swan in the evening moves over the lake."


This song combines a beautiful old melody in the Mixolydian mode with words by turn-of-the-century Irish poet Pádraic Colum. It is a hauntingly beautiful love song: the girl has died, but she comes to her sweetheart in a dream and says, "It will not be long, love, till our wedding day." The sheet music is 8˝" x 11", 4 pages, printed in black on ivory paper, and includes words (4 verses), melody for voice, and arrangement for the lever harp. Easy to intermediate. $3.00.



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