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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Musical Interlude

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[about the above ballad, which tells a story and dates to as far back as 1670]

One set of lyrics:
"O, where are you going?" "To Scarborough fair,"
Savoury sage, rosemary, and thyme;
"Remember me to a lass who lives there,
For once she was a true love of mine.

"And tell her to make me a cambric shirt,
Savoury sage, rosemary, and thyme,
Without any seam or needlework,
And then she shall be a true love of mine.

"And tell her to wash it in yonder dry well,
Savoury sage, rosemary, and thyme,
Where no water sprung, nor a drop of rain fell,
And then she shall be a true love of mine."


  1. Thanks for the link. I enjoy learning about the history of songs.

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  3. Scarborough is a wonderful little city in North Yorkshire. Worth a visit if you ever have the opportunity. Leading down to the beach, the town reminds me of that small seaside village in the film “Popeye” with Robin Williams. We trekked up to the Castle, too, and it was quite a workout.


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