“She Moves Through the Fair” is a song with a convoluted history; it has also been recorded by a large number of artists. This series of blog posts attempts to make sense of some of it and to present a sample of some of the available recordings.
- A relationship with a song – a personal introduction
- A History (Part 1) – a history of the song up to its popularisation by Fairport Convention
- Meaning and Interpretation (Part 1) – a look at the meaning of the modern variant of the lyrics
- Modern Lyrics and Variations – Padraic Colum’s poem and lyrical variants thereof.
- Alternate Lyrics (Our Wedding Day) – believed to be one of Colum’s source songs.
- Lyrics to “Out of the Window” – believed to be one of Colum’s source songs. This song is also known as “My Young Love Said To Me”.
- Versions – a list of selected recorded versions, with links to posts containing notes, descriptions, and streamable audio. Note that not all items in the list have associated posts… yet.