Come to the fair (Easthope Martin)

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Editor: Anne Dubrofsky (submitted 2003-06-17).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 188 kB   Copyright: Personal
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Title: Come to the Fair
Composer: Easthope Martin

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

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Original text and translations

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The sun is ashining to welcome the day,
Heigh-ho! come to the fair!
The folk are all singing so merry and gay,
Heigh-ho! come to the fair!

All the stalls on the green are as fine as can be with trinkets and tokens so pretty to see,
So, it's come then, maidens and men, to the fair in the pride of the morning.

So deck yourselves out in your finest array, with a
Heigh-ho! come to the fair!
The fiddles are playing the tune that you know:
"Heigh-ho! come to the fair!"
The drums are all beating, away let us go,
Heigh-ho! come to the fair!

There'll be racing and chasing from morning till night, And roundabouts turning to left and to right,
So, it's come then, maidens and men, to the fair in the pride of the morning.

So lock up your house, there'll be plenty of fun,
And it's Heigh-ho! come to the fair!
For lovemaking too, if so be you've a mind,
Heigh-ho! come to the fair!
For hearts that are happy are loving and kind,
Heigh-ho! come to the fair!

If "Haste to the wedding" the fiddles should play, I warrant you'll dance to the end of the day;
Come, then, maidens and men, To the fair in the pride of the morning.

The sun is ashining to welcome the day,
With a Heigh-ho! come to the fair!
Maidens and men, maidens and men,
Come to the fair in the morning,
Heigh-ho! come to the fair!

Helen Taylor