Originally posted by bill718
Scarbrough Fair...I didn't think anyone could do it any better than Simon and Garfunkle, but this young lady has the voice of angels!
Lovely young woman, Hayley Westenra.
Don't know if you know the story behind Simon and Garfunkle getting that song but Simon went over to England and heard it sung by Martin Carthy, a brilliant guitarist and singer.
He proceeded to just steal Martin's version after buddying up to him, this was around 1966. Then back to the US and added the instrumentation we know now but gave not a hint of the actual source. So Martin got absolutely no credit even though it was his version and of course not a cent in royalties.
Martin is STILL pee'd at that snub. Total snub of a great musician.