Scarborough Fair

Lyricist: traditional English fair    Composer: traditional English ballad late medieval

Scarborough Fair (史卡市市集)

During late medieval times Scarborough Fayre the seaside resort in
Scarborough North Yorkshire was an important venue for tradesmen
from all over England. It was held annually from 15 August to 29
September. People from all over England, and even some from
the continent, came to Scarborough to engage in business.

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

Tell him to make me a cambric shirt,
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,
Without any seams nor needlework,
Then he'll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to find me an acre of land,
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,
Between salt water and the sea strands,
Then he'll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to reap it with a sickle of leather
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And gather it all in a bunch of heather
Then he'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,
He once was a true love of mine.