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The Roseville Fair (Bill Staines) Oh, the night was clear, and the stars were shining And the moon came up so quiet in the sky. And the people gathered 'round and the band was a'tuning. I can hear them now playing "Coming Thru the Rye." And we danced all night to the fiddle and the banjo. Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air. So long ago, but I still remember When we fell in love at the Roseville Fair. You were dressed in blue, and you looked so lovely, Just a gentle flower of a small town girl. You took my hand, and we stepped to the music. And with a single smile, you became my world. We courted well, and we courted dearly, And we'd rock for hours in 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. By Bill Staines, copyright 1979 On "The Whistle of the Jay", FSI-70 DC
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