• Song:

    The Roseville Fair

  • Artist:

    Bill Staines

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THE ROSEVILLE FAIR    Time: 4/4    Key: D    Bass: A-C
- Bill Staines, 1978
- Record: Bill Staines, If I Were A Word / The First Million Miles
- Record: Schooner Fare, Signs of Home
- Source: New Folk Favorites, page 86 (D) / Rise Up Singing, page 1E7 (D)

D (xx0232@1)                 *      *          G (320003@1)        D.. (xx0232@1)Oh the night was clear, .. and the stars were shining
D (xx0232@1)                  G (320003@1)A (x02220@1) *                  D.. (xx0232@1)And the moon came up___, .. so quiet in the sky
D (xx0232@1)                         *      *          G (320003@1)        D.. (xx0232@1)All the people gathered 'round, .. and the band was a-tuning
D (xx0232@1)                G (320003@1) A (x02220@1) *                              D.. (xx0232@1)I can hear them now___, .. playing "Coming Through the Rye"

D (xx0232@1)                    *     *          G (320003@1)       D.. (xx0232@1)You were dressed in blue, .. and you looked so lovely
D (xx0232@1)              G (320003@1)    A (x02220@1) *                  D.. (xx0232@1)Just a gentle flower___, .. of a small-town girl
D (xx0232@1)            *     *         G (320003@1)            D.. (xx0232@1)You took my hand, .. and we stepped to the music
D (xx0232@1)              G (320003@1)   A (x02220@1) *                D.. (xx0232@1)With a single smile___, .. you became my world

D (xx0232@1)                  A (x02220@1)   D (xx0232@1) Em (022000@1)      A (x02220@1)            D.. (xx0232@1)And we danced all night___, .. to the fiddle and the banjo
A (x02220@1)               G (320003@1)    A (x02220@1)                   D.. (xx0232@1)Their drifting tunes, .. seemed to fill the air
D (xx0232@1)         A (x02220@1)D (xx0232@1) Em (022000@1)     A (x02220@1)      D.. (xx0232@1)So long ago___, .. but I still re-member
A (x02220@1)                G (320003@1)   A (x02220@1)                 D.. (xx0232@1)When we fell in love, .. at the Roseville Fair

Now we courted well, and we courted dearly
And we'd rock for hours, on the front-porch chair
Then a year went by, from the time that I met you
And I made you mine, at the Roseville Fair

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
The way we did, at the Roseville Fair


- "*" in the chord line represents a new bar, play same chord
- "." in the lyric line represents a 1/8 note rest
- Rise Up Singing has simpler chords

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