February 22 - March 6
During that last-week-of Feb-2019 heatwave we gave the herbs in pots a good trim. Leftover sprigs were to good to waste and put me in mind of the song ‘Parley Sage Rosemary and Thyme’ a hit in the US for Simon & Garfunkel - 1966
The herbs mentioned in the song-represented virtues that were important to the lyrics. Parsleywas comfort, sagewas strength, rosemarywas love, and thymewas courage.
Paul Simon learned about this song when he was on tour in England, where he heard a version by a popular folk singer named Martin Carthy.
When Carthy heard Simon & Garfunkel's rendition, he accused Simon of stealing his arrangement. Carthy and Simon did not speak until 2000, when Simon asked Carthy to perform this with him at a show in London. Carthy put his differences aside and did the show.
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