SCARBOROUGH FAIR – Easy Arrangement – Full Tutorial with TAB – Fingerstyle Guitar

Scarborough Fair performed by Robert Lunn

Scarborough Fair is an old traditional English Ballad and nobody knows who actually composed the piece. I’ve always loved the version by Simon and Garfunkel and their recording inspired me to make a solo guitar arrangement of the melody.

Are you going to Scarborough Faire?

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.

Remember me to one who lived there.

She once was a true love of mine….

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Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair

Here is my arrangement of Scarborough Fair. Score/tab is available here. I’ve always loved this melody. It’s an old English folk song that uses the dorian mode.

To create the dorian mode, you first begin with the natural minor…

E Natural Minor

and then raise the 6th note in the scale (C becomes C-sharp)….

E Dorian

Like many people, I first heard this song from the Simon and Garfunkel version….