She stepped away from me, and she went thro' 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, she came softly in,
So 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."
Music and lyrics: Traditional; arr. Julian Smith
From: Charlotte Church (1999).
Source of the lyrics: the CD-booklet.
This traditional song comes in different versions. Compare for example the lyrics of Charlottes version with:
-- She moved through the fair by Loreena McKennitt
-- He moved through the fair by Sarah Brightman
-- She moves through the fair by All about Eve
-- She moved through the fair by Charlotte Church
-- He moved through the fair by The Planets
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