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Scarborough Fair/Canticle, provided with The Elfin Knight, Whittingham Fair and Rosemary Lane, and with an Appendix on Riddles Wisely Expounded

Simon & Garfunkel
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SCARBOROUGH FAIR/CANTICLE, PROVIDED WITH THE ELFIN KNIGHT, WHITTINGHAM FAIR AND ROSEMARY LANE, AND WITH AN APPENDIX ON RIDDLES WISELY EXPOUNDED

A1. SCARBOROUGH FAIR


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

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme
Without no seams nor needlework
Then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to find me an acre of land
Parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme
Between the salt water and the sea strand
Then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to reap it in a sickle of leather
Parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme
And to gather it all in a bunch of heather
Then she'll be a true love of mine

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

2. CANTICLE


On the side of a hill in the deep forest green
Tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground
Blankets and bedclothes a child of the mountains
Sleeps unaware of the clarion call
On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves
Washed is the ground with so many tears
A soldier cleans and polishes a gun
War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions
Generals order their soldiers to kill
And to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten.

THE ELFIN KNIGHT

O fetch to me aye a Holland shirt,
Aye thout either needle or needle work.
For you'll wash it in to yon draw well
Where there never was water nor one drop o dew fell.

For you'll hing it oer yon Thornhaugh bush,
Where there never was thorns since Adam was born.
And it's ho, ho the wind'll blow.

For you'll fetch to me two acres of land
Between thon salt sea and thon salt sea strand.
For you'll ploo it up with a devil tup's horn,
You will sew it ower with one grain of corn,
And it's ho, ho the wind'll blow.

For you will ripen it up with one blink o sand,
You'll cut it down with a pea-hen's feather.
You'll stook it up by the stung of a nettle,
And it's ho, ho the wind'll blow.

For you'll yoke two sparrows in a matchbox,
An cart it home to your own farm yard,
And it's ho, ho the wind'll blow.

For surely when you put such task on me,
I'll surely put aye as hard on you.
You'll, how many ships sails in thy forest?
How many strawberries grows on the salt sea?
And it's ho, ho the wind'll blow.


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