scarborough fair by deborah levoy

Scarborough Fair

Our first collaborative song, Scarborough started out with Doug noodling on the piano in his studio and I said, “Hey, that sounds a little like Scarborough Fair” and I started singing to it. Whipped out the voice memo app and recorded it. From there Doug recorded more piano on his own and sent it to me, with the comment, “I don’t think this is Scarborough Fair anymore.”

I recorded vocals at my house, contouring my melody to his adventurous piano path. In the tradition of Simon and Garfunkel’s version, I wove in my own lyrics that matched the haunting tone that the song was taking on. I later named the new lyrics “Into the Night.” And thus our first collaborative song was born!

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