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Saturday is for Sharing – Mystical Strings

Listen to Dr. Crystal Grimes present Scarborough Fair, a song about the traditional fair in England that originated with King Henry III.
Mystical Strings is a hauntingly beautiful way of remembering this song from 1253. Do you remember this song when it was presented by Simon & Garfunkel?

Post #240

September 5, 2020

 

 

Gifts of the Spirit Blog

Saturday is for Sharing

Presented by Lynda McKinney Lambert

Today’s Feature:

Mystical Strings – Blog

Zither and Lyre

Dr. Crystal Grimes

 

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Scarborough Fair/Canticle

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine
Tell her to make me a cambric shirt (in the deep forest green)
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme
(Tracing of sparrow on snow-crested ground)
Without no seams nor needle work
(Bedclothes the child of the mountain)
Then she’ll be a true love of mine
(Sleeps unaware of the clarion call)
Tell her to find me an acre of land
(A sprinkling of leaves)
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
(Washes the grave with silvery tears)
Between the salt water and the sea strands
(And polishes a gun)
Then she’ll be a true love of mine
Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather
(Blazing in scarlet battalions)…
Source: LyricFind

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Historical Note:
The contemporary fair event takes place in SEPTEMBER – each year.  It is not the original Scarborough Fair that was initiated by King Henry III of England on 22 January 1253.
 The traditional “Scarborough Fair” no longer exists, unfortunately.  But we can get an idea of what it might have been like by reading the  song lyrics.

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By Lynda McKinney Lambert

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2 replies on “Saturday is for Sharing – Mystical Strings”

Good morning Lynda, Chrystal and all.
Finding this post today, was a lovely way for me to begin my morning.
Yes, Saturday is for sharing, but so too is Sunday, so though I’m a day late, I’ve shared this far and wide.

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