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Scarborough Fair
Simon & Garfunkel
Producer(s) Bob Johnston
Released February 1968
Length 3:10

"Scarborough Fair" is a traditional English ballad written about Scarborough, a town in Yorkshire. The song was adapted by American duo Simon & Garfunkel who released it as a single in February 1968, the song was featured on their 1968 studio album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme and the soundtrack of the 1967 romantic comedy-drama film The Graduate.

Lana Del Rey version Edit

Lana Del Rey performed a live cover of the first two verses of the song during her 2018 LA to the Moon Tour, as part of the setlist before "Born to Die". Her first performance of the song was at the first date of the tour on January 5, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Target Center.

Cross-references Edit

  • The lyric "rosemary and thyme" is used in "Cherry".

Lyrics Edit

Simon & Garfunkel version Edit

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

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt (deep forest green)
Parsley sage rosemary and thyme
Without no seams nor needle work (blankets and 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 (a sprinkling of leaves)
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (washes the grave with silvery tears)
Between the salt water and the sea strand (A soldier cleans and polishes a gun)
She'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather (War bellows blazing in scarlet battalions)
Parsley sage rosemary and thyme (General order their soldiers to kill)
And 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 one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine