Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1917

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Song from the album "Three more Songs of the Fair"

Lyric by Helen Taylor
Music by Easthope Martin

New York: Enoch & Sons (Boosey & Co. LTD) Steinway Hall, 113 W 57th Street

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
The sun is ashining to welcome the day,
Heigh no! 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 areas 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!

[Verse 2]
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 round-a-bouts 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!

[Verse 3]
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 a shining 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!

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