A ghost story

I was having a hard time thinking of something to post when all of a sudden it occurred to me that one of my favorite ghost stories isn’t from a book or movie, it’s a song. Specifically the song She Moved Through the Fair. I didn’t even realize until after several listenings that the “she” of the song is dead, so when the singer dreams of her coming to him at the end, it’s really her ghost.

The first version of the song I encountered was by Loreena McKennitt on her album Elemental and it is still my favorite rendition. Here’s You Tube video with it, embedded below:

[edited to add: the video I originally linked to here was removed, so I’ve put a great version from Sinead O’Conner in its place.]

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