Scarborough Fair

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Scarborough Fair

“Scarborough Fair”, or sometimes spelt “Scarborough Faire”, is a traditional English ballad and sung about Scarborough in Yorkshire.

Scarborough Faire’s lyrics refer to the tale of a young man who instructs the listener to tell his former love to perform for him a series of impossible tasks, such as making him a shirt without a seam and then washing it in a dry well, adding that if she completes these tasks he will take her back.

Sometimes Scarborough Fair the song is sung as a duet, with the woman then giving her lover a series of equally impossible tasks, promising to give him his seamless shirt once he has finished.