SCARBOROUGH FAIR Lyrics - Simon and Garfunkel



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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 of sparrow on snow crested ground)
Without no seams nor needle work
(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 a sprinkling of leaves)
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
(Washes the grave with silvery tears)
Between the 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 with 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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Im in love with this song | Reviewer: Jordan | 2/25/14

Im in love with this song were learning it in choir and its so beautiful everyone loves it even my parents i know im kinda young im 15 but i just love this song and i plan on singing it to my children when i get married and have my own family.

A LOST LANDLORD`SON COMING BACK TO BIRTHPLACE | Reviewer: CESAR FARFAN VALLE | 11/15/13

A YOUNG BOY LEFT HIS HOME FOR A MISUNDERSTOOD REASON WITH MY GRANDFATHER, AND MADE HIS LIFE, WHEN HIS FATHER DIED, HE WENT BACK. THIS SONG IT`S ABOUT MY FATHER`S LIFE AND PROBALY MINE TOO, CAUSE I NOT LIVE WHERE HE IS, AND PROBABILY I NEVER GO BACK THERE. THIS SONG IS SO GOOD TO ME.

Are you going to Scarborough Fair? | Reviewer: Viktoria | 10/5/13

I remember playing a song in my piano book many years ago, and my mother was convinced it was Scarborough Fair. Only just now have I searched the song, and it is absolutely gorgeous! Probably one of my all time favorite songs.

Great Song From A Great Film! | Reviewer: Paul Attard | 4/18/13

This song always reminds me of the great film featuring Dustin Hoffman way back in 1969. I still remember the many times I had seen its trailer, always starting with a long pole and the American flag at its top. Great duo indeed!

Magical | Reviewer: Gary | 1/20/13

I am a stone cold hard rocker and I felt like I needed to mellow out one weekend,so I pulled up some Simon and Garfunkel.I listened to the live version at Central Park,and I literaly crapped my pants when I heard this song.It is the most mesmerizing and beautiful song I have ever heard in my life,bar none

Truly Magical | Reviewer: James Main | 7/20/11

This song is truly magical, its lyrics transport you back to a time of innocence where you could easily find your self walking through a forest or indeed a isolated beach in some far off location. It never fails to make smile or remember a time when i was a child growing up in Prestwick, Its lyrics and melody are a perfect marriage. Thus the title of my review truly magical.

WAR and Memory | Reviewer: Pak Maliki | 5/20/11

The war when happened was a real thing to be avoided that could hurt you on flesh to the deep of your heart. I do not know why some story of war could be remembered as a beautifull thing in beautifull way. Human ..........

Lost in time | Reviewer: Anesu Banda | 12/2/10

Aww this song reminds me of a place and time that I should have been but could not. It takes me back to people I never met, dresses I saw but never wore. Ahh its amazing and to think we sang it in Primary school when I was in Grade 5. I miss being young, turning 21 in 5 days... ahh take me back to Scarborough fair, take me back and let me be lost in time... To date, it still sounds as beautiful and the words still on my lips. Beautiful, beautifully lost in time!

I love it | Reviewer: Rowan Firetamer | 10/20/10

I absolutely love this song. i first heard it about 8 months ago when G-da-da ( my grandfather) burned a cd for me with it one it. i looked up the lyrics about 1 month ago and am disapointed in two websites. one for putting 'brown' instead of 'ground', which makes no since when put in the verse, "Tracing a sparrow on snow-crested brown"! It was an ideotic miskake! But the other was the less ideotic mistake of putting, "Washes the ground with so many tears", instead of, "Washes the grave with silvery tears" It was an honest mistake. But it was still wrong. Well it was still a good song. My fave besides 'The Great Imposter'. (Also great song)

Traditional English Song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/10/10

Scarborough Fair is a traditional English song from the 18th century. Martin Cathy taught it to Bob Dylan in 1962 or 63, and Dylan loved it so much he used a good chunk of it as inspiration for his song "Girl From the North Country". A few years later, Cathy taught the song to Paul Simon, and told him Dylan used it as inspiration for GFTNC. Simon decided to follow in Dylan's footsteps, but did the traditional song in it's entirety, devised up with his own words. Basically, Simon's version is a COVER song, and the only words he added are those in paranthesis. When it was released, Simon took ALL credit for the lyrics, which really upset Martin Cathy, who felt Simon should have acknowledged that it was a traditional song. He didn't write it. As a result, Cathy and Simon didn't speak to each other until 2000.

This song is so pretty | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/14/10

I read this book Impossible and I had to knoww if the sond was real when I asked my she said it was but with differnt lyrics,when I first listen to the song it was all I could listen to for a month.

Amazing... | Reviewer: "Mesatalia" | 7/18/10

I remember hearing this on my mom's record player when I was just a toddler and fell in love with it. It was just a lullaby for me then. But when I got in school, the music teacher said it was really about the black plague, with the simple shirt that would shroud the bodies in and the herbs were what they used to preserve the bodies with.

However, when trying to look up that theory today, a decade and some years later, I found that book's description so now I know the real story behind it and I'm looking into buying that book as well. I never tire of this song and only they sing it so smoothly, and the added background lyrics blend so well I didn't even realize what they said till now. <3 it even more, if that's even possible.

it's s great work | Reviewer: hamann | 7/3/10

undoubtly,it is another great work of Simon and Garfunkel.Every time i listen to it i am so touched.But...is there anyone holding the same point that Sarah Brightman just can't give the same feeling that S&G gave us?Only Simon and Garfunkel’s voice could express the true meaning of the song.

Amazing | Reviewer: randy | 6/11/10

Only Simon and Garfunkle could have pulled off a song like this, done so beautifully, that it makes you want to cry. The talent they showered us with for the years they were together will not likely be equaled again. Right place, right time, right circumstances and perfect duo. (Find the recording of Sounds of Silence where harmony and melody got isolated to LEFT and RIGHT. You can enjoy the genius of the harmony as a "solo").

Love it! | Reviewer: Rochelle | 4/15/10

I read the book Impossible by Nancy Werlin and it was incredible. At first I didn't even know the song existed: I thought she made it up but then I read the part at the end of the book saying she would always listen to this song on the radio so I decided to check it out and it's SO GOOD! I love the song but it's also really sad. After reading the book the song still seems sad but not as sad because the book has a happy ending! yay :) such a good song


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