Scarborough Fair


by Traditional (Childe Ballad no. 2 "The Elfin Knight")
Poularized by Art Garfunkel

Are you going to Scarborough fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one that lives there
For once she was a true love of mine

Am - - /   / G - - / Am - - / C - - / Am - - / D - - / Em - - /    / 
Am - - / C - - / > - - / G - - / Am - - / G - - / Em - - / Am - - // ( Am - - /   /)

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Without any seam or fine needlework
And then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to wash it in yonder dry well
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
When water ne'er sprung nor drop of rain fell
And then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to dry it on yonder thorn
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Which never bore blossom since Adam was born
And then she'll be a true love of mine

O will you find me an acre of land
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Between the sea foam and the salt sea sand
Or never be a true love of mine

O will you plough it with a ram's horn
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And sow it all over with one peppercorn?
And then she'll be a true love of mine

O will you reap it with a sickle of leather
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And tie it all up with a peacock's feather?
And then she'll be a true love of mine

And when you are done and finished your work
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Then come to me for your cambric shirt
And you shall be a true love of mine


on Simon Garfunkel "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme", on 
Ewan MacColl "Matching Sons", on Leo Kretzner and Jay 
Leibowitz "Dulcimer Fair", John Renbourn "Lady and the 
Unicorn" and recorded by Martin Carthy

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