roseville fair lyrics – bill staines

oh, the night was clear,
and the stars were a-shinin’.
the moon came up so quiet in the sky.
all the people gathered ’round,
and the band was a-tunin’.
i can hear them now,
playin’ “comin’ through the rye.”

cho: and we danced all night
to the fiddle and the banjo.
their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air.
so long ago, but i can still remember
how 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.


now we courted well, and we courted dearly,
and we’d rock for hours on your 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 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

/ bill staines lyrics