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Paul Simon learned the song in London in 1965 from Martin Carthy'sScarborough Fair, who had picked up the tune from the songbook by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger. Art Garfunkel then set it in counterpoint with "Canticle", a reworking of Simon's 1963 song "The Side Of A Hill" with new, anti-war lyrics. It was the lead track of the 1966 album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, and was released as a single after being featured on… read more


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  • Avatar for SilentOctober
    True love. Ah, what this song means to me.
  • Avatar for cousinbull
    went to Scarborough Down last year
  • Avatar for supermediadave
    So calming. I wouldn't mind going to Scarborough Fair this year.
  • Avatar for Orsanom
    Musica perfeita
  • Avatar for RAyutuxtepeque
    Me transporta en el tiempo, son grandes!
  • Avatar for martinjash
    Persistent UK folk-rock rumour says Simon nicked this arrangement off Martin Carthy while he was living in London, and then copyrighted it himself (Carthy had probably assumed you couldn't copyright an arrangement of a traditional song). Not that this stops me loving this recording.
  • Avatar for rtms1988
    Perfect to sing along. <3
  • Avatar for cheesetrolley
    I love the harpsichord in this.
  • Avatar for Muetzenvieh
    "Reifeprüfung".....zig mal gesehen wegen der Musik und Dustin Hoffmann
  • Avatar for thelucaswesley
    are you going to scott mosier fair scott mosier scott mosier the mossssier

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