She Moved Through the Fair

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is the physical version of The Residuals' second album, "Whiskey, War & Whatnot". At this time, digital download of the whole album is limited only to people who have purchased a copy of the compact disc.

    Comes in a cardstock case, which includes artwork by John Augustus Atkinson, Rick Kroener, and Meaghan Haughian. Brief liner notes can be seen inside.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Whiskey, War & Whatnot via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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I love ghost stories, and here's a ghost story set to one of the most beautiful melodies ever devised by humankind. ~ Jeremy A. Cook

lyrics

My young love said to me, "My mother won't mind
And my father won't slight you for your lack of kind."
Then she stepped away from me and this did she say:
"It will not be long, love, 'til our wedding day."

Then she stepped away from me and she moved through the fair
And fondly I watched her move here and move there.
Then she made her way homeward with one star awake
As the swan in the evening moves over the lake.

The people did say that no two were 'ere wed
But one heart full of sorrow never was said
And she smiled as she passed with her goods and her gear.
That was the last time that I saw my dear.

I dreamt it last night that my true love came in
And so softly she came that her feet made no din.
She came close beside me and this did she say:
"It will not be long, love, 'til our wedding day."

credits

from Whiskey, War & Whatnot, released March 16, 2016
Melody - Traditional Irish
Lyrics - Traditional Irish and Paidric Colum

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The Residuals Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan's one-of-a-kind Prairie Celtic band, the Residuals, has been playing acoustic folk music for over ten years. Drawing on Irish, Scottish, and Maritime music, they are at the forefront of a living Prairie Celtic tradition.

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