Sheet Music: Strawberry Fair

TitleStrawberry Fair
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
RangeG4–G5
Time signature2/4
Tempo76 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2017-10-25
Last updated2017-10-25
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Categories
Ballads, Nursery rhymes, Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Tune of the Day: Strawberry Fair

Traditional English folk song

According to folk song collector Sabine Baring-Gould, the lyrics to this traditional English song date back to circa 1650. The earliest known appearance of the melody occurs around 1835, but it is probably older.

As I was going to Strawberry Fair,
Singing, singing, buttercups and daisies,
I met a maiden taking her wares, fol-de-dee.
Her eyes were blue and golden her hair,
As she went on to Strawberry Fair.
Ri-fol, Ri-fol, Tol-de-riddle-li-do,
Ri-fol, Ri-fol, Tol-de-riddle-dee.

Thanks to Kevin for suggesting this tune!