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Fairport Convention

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Biography

Fairport Convention is often credited with being one of the first English folk rock bands. Formed in 1967, Fairport rapidly developed from playing cover versions of American 'west coast' music to an individual style which melded rock music with traditional English folk tunes and songs.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    A holiday, a holiday, and the first one of the year
    Lord Donald's wife came into the church, the gospel for to hear
    And when the meeting it was done, she cast her eyes about
    And there she saw little Matty Groves, walking in the crowd
    "Come home with me, little Matty Groves, come home with me tonight
    Matty Groves  -  168,197 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    Across the evening sky, all the birds are leaving
    But how can they know it's time for them to go?
    Before the winter fire, I will still be dreaming
    I have no thought of time
    For who knows where the time goes?
    Who Knows Where The Time Goes?  -  119,734 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    Come all ye rolling minstrels
    And together, we will try
    To rouse the spirit of the earth
    And move the rolling sky
    Those that dance, will start to dance
    Come All Ye  -  102,146 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    My father he rides with your sheriffs
    And I know he would never mean harm,
    But to see both sides of a quarrel
    Is to judge without haste or alarm
    Chorus:
    Genesis Hall  -  93,514 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    We used to say that come the day
    We'd all be making songs
    Or finding better words
    These ideas never lasted long
    The way is up along the road
    Meet On The Ledge  -  97,871 plays
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