Scarborough Fair

I heard that Scarborough Fair is an old English riddle song, I don’t know if that true or not, what I know is this song drives me to feel sleepy! The version by Simon and Garfunkel was featured in The Graduate. BTW Scarboro Fair was an agricultural fair held from about 1875 to 1900.

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,
Remember me to one who lives there,
For once she was a true love of mine. (…)

Have her make me a cambric shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Without a seam or fine needle work
And then she’ll be a true love of mine. (…)

Love imposes impossible tasks
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Though not more than any heart asks
And I must know she’s a true love of mine.

 

One response to “Scarborough Fair

  1. Scarborough Fair
    Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
    Remember me to one who lives there
    For once she was a true love of mine.
    Have her make me a cambric shirt
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
    Without a seam or fine needle work
    And then she’ll be a true love of mine.

    Have her wash it in yonder dry well
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
    Where ne’er a drop of water e’er fell
    And then she’ll be a true love of mine.

    Have her find me an acre of land
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
    Between the sea and over the sand
    And then she’ll be a true love of mine.

    Plow the land with the horn of a lamb
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
    Then sow some seeds from north of the dam
    And then she’ll be a true love of mine.

    If she tells me she can’t, I’ll reply
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
    Let me know that at least she will try
    And then she’ll be a true love of mine.

    Love imposes impossible tasks
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
    Though not more than any heart asks
    And I must know she’s a true love of mine.

    Dear, when thou has finished thy task
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
    Come to me, my hand for to ask
    For thou then art a true love of mine.

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