Scarborough Fair: How Do You Play It?

Jimmy Lamar
01/12/19 02:32:35PM

I have always dug this old English folk song. I imagine most of us were introduced to it by Simon & Garfunkel’s version.

One internet version has them playing it in standard guitar tuning (E,A,D,G,B,E), and capoed at the 7th, which puts it in the key of Em.

I’m not sure how this translates over to the dulcimer, but it’s obviously minor-keyed.

I tuned to Aeolian (CC-A-D), and started on the Am. It doesn’t sound bad, except for my chord fumbling.

How do you folks play it?