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Scarborough Fair (song to play!)

 

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Here is an example of a fingerpicking pattern, plus ornaments, being used to create an arrangement for a song.

In this version of the traditional song, "Scarborough Fair", you'll hear me use a fingerpicking pattern in 3/4 time.

Here's a version of the lyrics for Scarborough Fair:

SCARBOROUGH FAIR

INTRO: Em figure (Em)Are you (G) going to (D) Scarborough Fair? (Em figure)

(Em) Parsley, (G) sage, rose (A) mary and (B7) thyme

(Em) Remember (G) me to one who lives (D) there

(Em) She once (D) was a true love of (Em figure) mine

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Without no seams nor needlework
Then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to find me an acre of land
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Between the salt water and the sea strand
Then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to reap it with a sickle of leather
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And to gather it all in a bunch of heather
Then she'll be a true love of mine

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