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Nanci Griffith – Roseville Fair lyrics
(By Bill Staines)

Oh, the night was clear and the stars were shinin'
And the moon came up,... So quiet in the sky
All the people gathered round while the band was a-tunin'
I can hear them now... Playin' 'Comin' Through the Rye'

They were dressed in blue and they looked so lovely
Just a gentle flower of a small town girl
Then he took mine hand and they danced to the music
With a single smile... You became mine world

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And we danced all night... To the fiddle and the banjo
Their driftin' tunes, seemed to fill the air
So long ago, but I can still remember...
When we fell in love, at the Roseville Fair

Now, we courted well, and we courted dearly
And we rock for hours on your front porch swing
Then a year went by... From the time that I met you
And I made you mine, at the Roseville Fair

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So here's a song for all of the lovers
And here's a tune... That they can share
May they dance all night... To the fiddle and the banjo
Oh, the way they did at the Roseville Fair
Oh, the way they did... At the Roseville Fair
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