I'm Never Going to Scarborough Fair

from by Vicki Morrison Goble

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Sort of a parody of "Scarborough Fair", with a melody similar but not quite the same and various references to the spices and herbs in the orignial.


I'm never going to Scarborough Fair
And I don't expect to grow parsley or thyme.
But when I feel the spring breeze in the air
I can't resist buying compost and lime.

I tried to buy a cambric shirt
A soft one in ecru was on my mind.
But when I found one it fell in the dirt
And just my luck 'twas upon suppertime

I went to wash it in Grandmother's tub
I scented the water with parsley and sage.
But Granny's dog tipped it all out on the rug.
I beat the dog with a stick in a rage.

I spread the wet shirt out to dry on some thorns
And then went to chop up rosemary and thyme
But someone had eaten the peppercorns
And left me with nothing till wintertime

This song is all true; I would never tell lies
The spices and herbs and the marking of time
And lest you be thinking that I plagiarize
I rush to assure you that each word is mine


from One More Time, released March 26, 2020


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Vicki Morrison Goble Minnesota

It brings me joy to produce beautiful melodies with thoughtful lyrics focused on uplifting themes that speak to the peacemakers, lovers, and helpers in all of us. I use music as a positive influence in my life and in the lives of others and as a means to encourage myself and others to be active participants in life, rather than only observers. It is never too late to try something new! ... more

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