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Posted By: GUEST,Steve Gardham
23-May-08 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Scarborough Fair
Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair
Usually I like the later minimalist versions of ballads like SF but in this case I prefer both the riddle/wit combat of the Elfin Knight, which gives the combat more of a point, and the simple homely 'Acre of Land' which it spawned and is still sung in many farming communities all over England. We once collected 3 different tunes/choruses from people living almost in adjacent houses.