“She Moves Through the Fair” is usually sung from the male perspective. However, it is frequently sung by a female vocalists. Many of these vocalists are happy to keep the original perspective and sing of a female young love; others have felt the need to change the genders of the protagonists. Sometimes this is reflected in a similar change to the title, but not always.
The following is a list of the versions that I am aware of where the lyrics have been altered to “He moved through the fair”:
- Odetta, “She Moved Though the Fair”
- Trees, “She Moves Though the Fair”
- Nana Mouskouri, “He Moved Through the Fair”
- Sinead O’Connor/The Chieftains feat. Sinead O’Connor, “He Moved Through the Fair”
- E2k, “He Moved Through the Fair/Out the Other Side”