Scarborough Fair Lyrics

Scarborough Fair

Simon & Garfunkel

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Scarborough Fair Lyrics

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt (On the side of a hill in the deep forest green)
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (Tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground)
Without no seams nor needlework (Blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain)
Then she’ll be a true love of mine (Sleeps unaware of the clarion call)

Tell her to find me an acre of land (On the side of a hill, on a sprinkling of leaves)
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (Washes the grave with silvery tears)
Between salt water and the sea strands (A soldier cleans and polishes a gun)
Then she’ll be a true love of mine

Tell her to reap it in a sickle of leather (War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions)
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (Generals order their soldiers to kill)
And gather it all in a bunch of heather (And to fight for a cause they’ve long ago forgotten)
Then she’ll be a true love of mine

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine


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Scarborough Fair – Guitar Lesson

Scarborough Fair‘Scarborough Fair’ take full advantage of the II chord by using the extensions sus2, 6 and sus4, ending up with a Dorian sounding composition.

It would be impossible to play ‘Scarborough Fair’ using different shapes as the incorporated open strings give the arrangement its distinctive sound.

Go to video lessons: Scarborough Fair chords.


Simon & Garfunkel – Biography

simon-garfunkel-thumbThe duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were a hugely successful American folk duo.

Their hits include ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘Scarborough Fair’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘American Tune’.

To find out more, go to Simon & Garfunkel biography.


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