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Traditional
  1. Are you going to Scarborough Fair ?
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
    Remember me to one who lives there,
    For she was once a true love of mine.
  2. Tell her to make me a cambric shirt,
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
    Without a seam or needlework,
    Then she’ll be a true love of mine.
  3. Tell her to wash it in yonder dry well,
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
    Where ne'er stream ran, nor drop of rain fell,
    Then she'll be a true love of mine.
  4. Tell her to hang it on yonder thorn,
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
    Which ne'er bore blossom since Adam was born,
    And then she’l1 be a true love of mine.
  5. Tell her to find us an acre of land,
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
    Between the salt water and the sea sand,
    Then she'lI be a true love of mine.
  6. Tell her to reap it with sickle or leather,
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;
    And gather it all in a bunch of heather,
    Then she'll be a true love of mine.

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah

Became really popular after being recorded by Simon And Garfunkle in 1965. I did like that version, but I do prefer the recording by Robin And Barry Dransfield.