LA Phil Bassist covers Scarborough Fair

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Peter Rofe, May 2, 2021.

  1. Peter Rofe

    Peter Rofe

    Mar 5, 2021
    Scarborough Fair is an English folk song that dates back to the Middle Ages (obviously, not written by Paul Simon). A woman leaves her lover for the delights of the fair in Scarborough, England. The heartbroken man sips on a witch's brew - parsley to be rid of bitterness, sage to gain strength, rosemary to be rid of love, thyme to gain courage. He approaches strangers asking to deliver a message: Tell her if she does a series of (impossible) tasks, she can come back (subtext - “I never want to see you again”).

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