Oh, the night was clear, and the stars were shinin’
And the moon came up so quiet in the sky,
And the people gathered 'round and the band was tunin’
I can hear them playin’ "Coming Through the Rye."

Chorus: And we danced all night to the fiddle and the banjo.
Their drifting tunes seemed to fill the air,
So long ago, but I still remember,
When we fell in love at the Roseville Fair.

You were dressed in blue. Oh, and you looked so lovely!
Just a gentle flower of a small town girl.
Then you took my hand, and we stepped to the music,
And with a single smile, you became my world.

We courted well, and we courted dearly,
And we'd rock for hours in the front porch chair.
Then a year went by from the time that I met you
And I made you mine at the Roseville Fair.

So here's a song for all you lovers,
And here's a tune that you may share.
May you dance all night to the fiddle and the banjo
The way we did at the Roseville Fair.

written by Bill Staines
Mineral River Music