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The Fair is Moving On

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(Flett / Fletcher)

 

Information:

Doug Flett and Guy Fletcher wrote The Fair is Moving On, which Elvis recorded on February 21, 1969, at American Sound Studios. The song has also been called The Fair's Moving On. The 1969 single release did not chart.

 

Lyrics:


All the rides are over and done

It's late and no prizes are left to be won
The rides are closed, it's the end of the day
The horses are moving away


Yes, the fair's moving on and I'll soon be gone
Remember the love that we've known
Yes, the fair's moving on, but I won't leave you long
It's the last time you'll be on your own

The music has ended, the carousel's still
The horses in boxes with the big Ferris wheel
The canvas and glitter are safely on board
The trailers will soon hit the road

Yes, the fair's moving on and I'll soon be gone
Remember the love that we had
Yes, the fair's moving on, but I won't leave you long
I'm coming back so, please, don't be sad

At dawn I'll be gone, I'll soon return
Till then the fair's moving on, till then the fair's moving on
Till then the fair's moving on
Till then the fair's moving on


Where it was released:

First released on single 
 
Singles:
- Clean Up Your Own Backyard / The Fair Is Moving On (RCA 47-9747) June 1969. Standard release 
- Clean Up Your Own Backyard / The Fair Is Moving On (RCA 447-0672) December 1970. Gold series reissue.
 
LPs/CDs:
- Elvis: From Memphis to Vegas / From Vegas to Memphis (Back in Memphis) (1969) 
- The Memphis Record (1987)
- From Nashville to Memphis - The Essential 60's Masters (1993)
- Suspicious Minds (1999)
- Elvis Back in Memphis (2012) - FTD 
 American Sound 1969 (2019) - FTD 
 

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