Monday, 12 April 2010

the Roseville Fair

Oh, the night was clear and the stars were shinin'
And the moon came up,... so quiet in the sky
And all the people gathered round while the band was a-tunin'
I can hear them now... playin' Comin' Through the Rye'

She was dressed in blue and she looked so lovely
Just a gentle flower of a small town girl
Then he took her hand and they danced to the music
With a single smile... she became his world

And they danced all night... to the fiddle and the banjo
Their driftin' tunes, seemed to fill the air
So long ago, but they still remember...
When they fell in love, at the Roseville Fair

Now, they courted well, and they courted dearly
They'd rock for hours in the front porch chair
Then a year went by... from the time that he met her
And he made her his, at the Roseville Fair


So here's a song for all of the lovers
And here's a tune... that you can share
May you dance all night... to the fiddle and the banjo
Oh, the way they did at the Roseville Fair
Oh, the way they did... at the Roseville Fair


  1. Lovely, just lovely!

    I have a version of this (somewhere) by Nanci Griffith.

  2. Yes I've heard Nancie's version.
    I love (lyrics and) the fast hornpipe (or is it a reel) at the end of this one.

  3. What can I say, blown away by this. Tell me more about the singer.

  4. Very pretty, reminds me of THe House Band... which brings back a lovely September many years ago.