Scarborough Fair (Simon and Garfunkel)

10 OCTOBER 1966

Simon and Garfunkel's breakthrough year got even better with the release of their album ‘Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme’. This was their third album and followed from the rather unexpected success of the ‘Sounds of Silence’ album earlier in the year.

PSRT reached #4 on the US Billboard album chart. The lead song on side A was ‘Scarborough Fair’, which was released as a single in 1968 when it reached #9 in the UK and #11 in the US. This song would also be featured on the soundtrack for the movie ‘The Graduate’.

The song itself was a traditional English folk ballad, written centuries earlier.

B-side: 'April Come She Will'
Released: February 1968 (single), 10 October 1966 (album) 
Highest chart position (1968): #9 (UK), #11 (US)
Recorded: 26 July 1966 
Length: 3:10 (Single edit), 6:22 (The Graduate soundtrack) 
Label: Columbia
Producer: Bob Johnston

Scarborough Fair (Simon and Garfunkel)