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Publication Date

1927

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From the album, "Three More Songs of the Fair" The lyric by Helen Taylor, the music by Easthope Martin New York: Enoch & Sons (Boosey & Company, Inc.) Steinway Hall, 113 West 57th Street Lodon: Enoch & Sons (1927) Ltd.

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Lyrics

The sun is ashining to welcome the day,
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: "Hiegh-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-abouts 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 love-making 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!

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