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Anne Cormack Origins: Scarborough Fair (46) Lyr Add: SCARBOROUGH FAIR 13 Feb 97


SCARBOROUGH FAIR

CHORUS: Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Remember me to one who lives there,
Remember me to one who lives there,
For once she was a true love of mine.

1. Tell her to make me a cambric shirt,
Without any seam or needlework,
Without any seam or needlework,
And then she'll be a true love of mine.

2. Tell her to wash it in yonder dry well,
Where water ne'er sprung, nor drop of rain fell,
Where water ne'er sprung, nor drop of rain fell,
And then she'll be a true love of mine.

3. Tell her to dry it on yonder thorn,
Which never blew blossom since Adam was born,
Which never blew blossom since Adam was born,
And then she'll be a true love of mine.

4. Tell her to find me an acre of land,
Between the salt water and the sea strand,
Between the salt water and the sea strand,
And then she'll be a true love of mine.

5. Tell her to plough it with a lamb's horn,
And sow it all over with one peppercorn,
And sow it all over with one peppercorn,
And then she'll be a true love of mine.

6. Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather,
And bind it all up with one peacock's feather,
And bind it all up with one peacock's feather,
And then she'll be a true love of mine.

7. Tell her to tie it all up in a sack,
And carry it home on a butterfly's back,
And carry it home on a butterfly's back,
And then she'll be a true love of mine.

All of these verses except the last one are the version collected from William Moat of Whitby and published in Lucy Broadwood's "English County Songs". I can't remember where I picked up the last verse!

Anne

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 15-Nov-02.


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