John Martyn - She Moved Through The Fair Lyrics




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 laid her hand on me
And this she did say
It will not be long, love
Till our wedding day

She stepped away from me
And she went through the fair
And fondly I watched her
Move here and move there

And then she went homeward
With one star awake
As the swan in the evening
Moves over the lake

Last night she came to me
My true love came in
And softly she came
That her feet made no din

And she laid her hand on me
And this she did say
It will not be long, love
Till our wedding day





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  1. Mrs. Hudson

    Probably the most beautiful version I've heard. Absolutely beautiful in its simplicity.

    Rob Lang

    Mrs. Hudson Jave you heard Tina Lawton?

  2. James Jarvis

    this is ancient. the soul of centuries

  3. scottslaught

    Art Garfunkel also covered this song on one of his solo LP in the 70's.

  4. sugarandspice4815

    The only other version of "She Moved through the Fair" that I'm really familiar with is Loreena McKennitt's version, which is haunting. But this one is really pretty, and much more low-key.

  5. Patrick Carney

    Thank you, Mr Travis Clay, for sharing this gift from John Martyn.. 

  6. Oded Fried-Gaon

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

  7. Marie von Astra

    Achingly, hauntingly, astonishingly beautiful. What a soul.

  8. James Brown

    Like this a lot. I believe Alison Kraus and The Chieftains did a very haunting turn on this also.

  9. russ miller

    I'm 50 years old, known John Martyn for 35 years and I've just found this! thank you.

  10. LPhaSraohD

    his best album by far

  11. roytheboy ferguson

    Discovered the oldest stuff last, thank you to the downloader