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We begin with a version of the full lyrics of Scarborough Fair on the left.   

You may want to select the verses which fit time and situation.

                                                                                                             Another way is to play the youtube version below - here

 

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Remember me to the one who lives there,
For once she was a true love of mine.
Tell her to make me a cambric shirt,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Sewn without seams or fine needlework,
If she would be a true love of mine.
Tell her to wash it in yonder well,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Where never spring water or rain ever fell,
And she shall be a true lover of mine.
Tell her to dry it on yonder thorn,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Which never bore blossom since Adam was born,
Then she shall be a true lover of mine.
Now he has asked me questions three,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
I hope he'll answer as many for me
Before he shall be a true lover of mine.
Tell him to buy me an acre of land,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Between the salt water and the sea sand,
Then he shall be a true lover of mine.
Tell him to plough it with a ram's horn,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
And sow it all over with one pepper corn,
And he shall be a true lover of mine.
Tell him to sheer't with a sickle of leather,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
And bind it up with a peacock feather.
And he shall be a true lover of mine.
Tell him to thrash it on yonder wall,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme,
And never let one corn of it fall,
Then he shall be a true lover of mine.
When he has done and finished his work.
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme:
Oh, tell him to come and he'll have his shirt,
And he shall be a true lover of mine.

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

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Without no seams nor needlework,
Then she'll be a true love of mine.

Tell her to find me an acre of land,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Between the salt water and the sea sand,
Then she'll be a true love of mine.
 
Tell her to reap it in a sickle of leather,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
And gather it all in a bunch of heather.
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 was once  a true love of mine.

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

 AmGAmC
 Tell her to make me a cambric shirt.
 AmCDEm
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
 AmCG
Without no seams nor needle work,
 AmGEmAm
 Then she'll be a true love of mine.

 AmGAmC
 Tell her to find me an acre of land.
 AmCDEm
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
 AmCG
Between the salt water and the sea strands.
 AmGEmAm
 Then she'll be a true love of mine.

 AmGAmC
 Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather.
 AmCDEm
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
 AmCG
And gather it all in a bunch of heather.
 AmGEmAm
 Then she'll be a true love of mine.

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