She Moved Through The Fair
[alternates G and F throughout song]
[G] My[F] young love said to[G] me
My[F] mother won't[G] mind
And my[F] father won't[G] slight you
For[F] your lack of[G] kind
And she[F] stepped away[G] from me
And[F] this she did[G] say
It[F] will not be[G] long love
Til[F] our wedding [G] day
She[F] stepped away[G] from me and she[F] moved through the[G] fair,
And[F] fondly I[G] watched her move[F] here and move[G] there,
And[F] then she went[G] homeward with[F] one star[G] awake,
As the[F] swan in the[G] evening moves[F] over the[G] lake.
The people were saying no two were e'er wed,
But one has a sorrow that never was said,
And I smiled as she passed with her goods and her gear,
And that was the last that I saw of my dear.
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, til our wedding day."