Mudcat Café message #3707875 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111333   Message #3707875
Posted By: Lighter
09-May-15 - 07:18 PM
Thread Name: Scarborough Fair
Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair
The DigiTrad tune is clearly a variant, but, no, it isn't quite MacColl's tune. It may have been altered by "oral tradition" since it began making the rounds in the '50s or '60s.

The tune MacColl sings on "Matching Songs" is that attributed in "The Singing Island" to Mark Anderson.

Except for barely audible differences, that is also the tune Coppard used.