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GUEST,Paul Origins: Scarborough Fair / Robert Westall (27) RE: Origins: Scarborough Fair / Robert Westall 18 Jul 09

There's an interesting version in English County Songs from Whitby.
Seems to me that the cambric shirt made without sewing is a shroud, the dry well is therefore a grave and the dry thorn hmm? The acre of land is a liminal zone and therefore has magical connotations whilst the rams horn may have sexual connotations and the peacock's feather was always considered to be unlucky in my family. Magical song? Certainly. Magickal song? Possibly not.

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