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Roseville Fair   -   Capo 6

Bill Staines


Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010

        231

Am:   x02210

         213

D7:   xx0212

       2  1

C/B:  x2x010

 

 

Intro:  / G - - - / x4

 

                            G (1½)           C (½)            G (2)

Oh the night was clear and the stars were shining

                              Am (1)  D7 (1)                            G (2)          

And the moon came up              so quiet in the sky

                                    G (1½)                C (½)            G (2)

All the people gathered 'round, and the band was a-tuning

                         Am (1)  D7 (1)                                                      G (2)          

I can hear them now            playing "Coming Through the Rye"

 

                              G (1½)               C (½)         G (2)

You were dressed in blue, and you looked so lovely

                    Am (1)  D7 (1)                            G (2)          

Just a gentle flower         of a small-town girl

                      G (1½)            C (½)                     G (2)

You took my hand, and we stepped to the music

                     Am (1)  D7 (1)                                     G (2)          

With a single smile,              you became my world

 

Chorus:

                           C (½)      G (1)           C (½)                    G (1)   D7 (1)

And we danced all ni   -   ght to the fiddle and the banj  -  o

                     C (½)  C/B (½)  Am (1)                            G (2)

Their drifting tune                    seemed to fill the air

               C (½)    G (1)          C (½)    G (1)     D7 (1)

So long ag    -    o, but I still rememb  -  er

                        C (½)  C/B (½)  Am (1)                              G (2)

When we fell in love                       at the Roseville Fair

 

                            G (1½)         C (½)       G (2)

Now we courted well, and we courted dearly

                            Am (1)          D7 (1)              G (2)           

And we'd rock for hours, on the front-porch chair

                           G (1½)          C (½)              G (2)

Then a year went by, from the time that I met you

                         Am (1)  D7 (1)                                   G (2)           

And I made you mine,              at the Roseville Fair

 

Chorus

 

                              G (1½)  C (½)      G (2)

Well the years went by, to fast to count them

                                  Am (1)  D7 (1)                             G (2)          

Now there's streaks of gray          in your auburn hair

                            G (1½)            C (½)                G (2)

But you're dearer now than the night when I met you

                     Am (1)  D7 (1)                            G (2)          

And we fell in love          at the Roseville Fair

 

Chorus 2:

                  C (½)   G (1)       C (½)         G (1)      D7 (1)

So here's a so   -   ng, for all of the love -  rs

                     C (½)  C/B (½)  Am (1)                            G (2)

And here's a tune,                      that they can share

                              C (½)      G (1)           C (½)                    G (1)   D7 (1)

May they dance all ni   -   ght to the fiddle and the banj  -  o

                    C (½)  C/B (½)  Am (1)                              G (2)

The way we did,                       at the Roseville Fair

 

Repeat last two lines of last verse to end


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