[DWJ] Re: Nettle Shirts

Sally Odgers sodgers at iinet.net.au
Thu Aug 24 20:03:14 EDT 2006

Someone, maybe Paul, said:

>In the version I know, she's explicitly his ex, so it always made
sense to me as an elaborate version of "We might get together again
some day - let me know if you see Satan >buying ice skates..."

...and I, coming in late after being disconnected for a while, wonder if 
this song is "Scarborough Fair".

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - herbs
Remember me to one who lives there - she once was a true love of mine.
Tell her to make me a cambric shirt
Without no seams or needlework..
Then she'll be a true love of mine.

There are lots of different versions, but the one I know is the Simon and 
Garfunkel one. There's something about another version at 

Oddly, the narrator isn't talking to his ex, but asking someone else to talk 
to her on his behalf.


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