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Lyr Req: Scarborough Fair / Canticle

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GUEST,Thelma S 12 May 01 - 04:49 AM
Ulli 12 May 01 - 06:44 AM
catspaw49 12 May 01 - 07:00 AM
Mr Red 12 May 01 - 12:54 PM
catspaw49 12 May 01 - 01:41 PM
Mr Red 13 May 01 - 12:37 PM
rea 14 Nov 02 - 06:19 PM
Joe Offer 15 Nov 02 - 12:21 AM
GUEST 15 Nov 02 - 07:38 AM
GUEST 09 Jan 19 - 02:42 PM
leeneia 10 Jan 19 - 01:40 PM
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Subject: Scarborough Fair canticle
From: GUEST,Thelma S
Date: 12 May 01 - 04:49 AM


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Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair canticle
From: Ulli
Date: 12 May 01 - 06:44 AM

here are the lyrics and the poem it's based on

SCARBOROUGH FAIR/CANTICLE

Simon & Garfunkel

Are you going to Scarborough Fair:
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Remember me to the 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 brow
Without no seams nor needle work,
Blankets of 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 the hill in a sprinkling of leaves
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Washes the graves with silvery tears
Between the salt water and the sea strand,
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 batallions
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Generals order their soldiers to kill
And to 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 the one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.

based on poem THE LOVER'S TASKS

THE LOVER'S TASKS

Can you make me a cambric shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Without any seam nor needlework?
And you shall be a true love of mine.

Can you wash it in yonder well,
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Where never sprung water, nor rain ever fell?
And you shall be a true love of mine.

Can you dry it on yonder thorn
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Which never bore blossom since Adam was born?
And you shall be a true love of mine.

Now you've asked me questions three,
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
I hope you'll answer as many for me,
And you shall be a true love of mine.

Can you find me an acre of land
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Between the salt water and the sea land
And you shall be a true love of mine.

Can you plough it with a ram's horn,
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
And sow it all over with peppercorn?
And you shall be a true love of mine.

Can you reap it with a sickle of leather,
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
And bind it up with a peacock's feather?
And you shall be a true love of mine.

When you have done and finished your work,
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Then come to me for your cambric shirt
And you shall be a true love of mine.


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Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair canticle
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 May 01 - 07:00 AM

Here's is one of several previous threads. This one has some interesting info well worth reading...........

CLICK HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair canticle
From: Mr Red
Date: 12 May 01 - 12:54 PM

No discussion on this Paul Simon accreditation can ignore the contribution of Martin Carthy
It is commonly recognised the arrangement (Carthy's) was sung by Carthy in Brittish folk clubs long, long before Simon came to Britain and collected & claimed it.
it is part of an endless urban legend that Paul Simon is being sued and has actually acknowledged where he stole it from
so what is the current position of the legal negotiations?
I know of people who dared to ask Carthy about this and the gentle mild mannered man becomes quite agitated and gives his views forcefully - I never dared


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Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair canticle
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 May 01 - 01:41 PM

Just out of curiosity Red, did you read the other thread?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair canticle
From: Mr Red
Date: 13 May 01 - 12:37 PM

No - I go looking.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Canticle?
From: rea
Date: 14 Nov 02 - 06:19 PM

I'm sure someone has asked this for, but does anyone have the words to the song that's sung under Scarborough Fair when Simon and Garfunkle did it? Thanks!!!
-rea


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Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair canticle
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 12:21 AM

Rea, I moved you over here - I think it answers your question without repeating the whole discussion again.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Scarborough Fair canticle
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 02 - 07:38 AM

The Simon and Garfunkel arrangement of this song is really beautiful. I'm glad everyone has kissed and made up, and I hope people start singing the song again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scarborough Fair / Canticle
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 19 - 02:42 PM

Does anyone know where I can find the MUSIC (not the words) to the counter song that is sung under the Simon part?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Scarborough Fair / Canticle
From: leeneia
Date: 10 Jan 19 - 01:40 PM

Hi, Guest. I believe the Canticle part has original music and words composed by either Simon or Gunfunkel. As such, is it protected by copyright.

I searched a little, and it looks like you can buy the music at musicnotes.com or at Amazon. In both cases it's about $5.00.


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