Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“He Moved Through the Fair”

Traditional, arranged by Paddy Moloney

(Versions 1, chieftains-video)

(Source: The Long Black Veil)

Traditional, arranged by Sinéad O'Connor/Donal Lunny/G. Henderson

(Versions 4, 5)

(Source: Gospel Oak)

8 versions

4:55

The Long Black Veil album

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The Long Black Veil album

4:57 (as "She Moved Through the Fair")

Michael Collins soundtrack album

3:50 (as "She Moved Through the Fair") live 1996 at the Music Center in Temple Bar, Dublin

4:23 live

Gospel Oak” EP

3:45 live

Same as version 2, but without the applause and a capella coda

Celtic Angels compilation album

4:25

live 1997 for Gaelforce

Live Concert of the Greatest Irish Artists: Gaelforce live album

5:25

live 1997 for Gaelforce. This version is slightly longer than the CD version, but only because it includes nearly a minute of the end credits music, which does not feature anything by Sinéad

Live Concert of the Greatest Irish Artists: Gaelforce live album

Lyrics

(Source: Gospel Oak)

My young love said to me,
"My mother won't mind,
And my father won't slight you
For your lack of kind."
He went away from me,
And this he did say,
"It will not be long, love,
'Til our wedding day."
He went away from me
And he moved through the fair.
And slowly I watched him
Move here and move there.
He went his way homeward
With one star awake,
As the swan in the evening
Moves over the lake.
I dreamed last night
That my young love came in.
He came in so sweetly,
His feet made no din.
He stepped upside up beside me,
And this he did say,
"It will not be long, love,
'Til our wedding day."

Produced by Donal Lunny

(Versions 4, 5)

(Source: Gospel Oak)

Videos and Sound Clips

Musicians

(Versions 1, chieftains-video)

(Source: The Long Black Veil)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals
Tommy Igoe drums
Ned Mann double bass
Ry Cooder electric guitar, floor slide
Martin Fay fiddle
Seán Keane fiddle
Kevin Conneff bodhrán, vocals
Matt Molloy flute
Paddy Moloney Uillean pipes, tin whistle
Derek Bell harp, tiompán, keyboards

Musicians

(Versions 4, 5)

(Source: Gospel Oak)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals
Donal Lunny bozouki
Graham Henderson keyboard

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