Song 6:365 is my version of the classic Simon and Garfunkel song, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Released in 1970 it became the duo’s biggest hit single and went on to be one of the most performed songs of the 20th century, covered by over 50 artists from Elvis to Aretha Franklin. I hope you enjoy my version.
Simon and Garfunkel
Today’s song is the Simon and Garfunkel classic, America, and it seemed appropriate to play this song on the 4th of July. It tells the story of young lovers hitchhiking across America and was inspired by Paul Simon’s 1964 road trip with his girlfriend.
I hope you enjoy this song. To hear more July songs, click here. If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about why I’m trying to record a piano tune every day here.
I love this song! It’s probably not very “piano-y”, but I thought I’d play it anyway and I hope you enjoy it. It appeared on the 1966 Simon and Garfunkel album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. The fascinating fact about this song (which should appeal to my two sons…) is that it featured in the episode of The Simpsons called Who Shot Mr Burns? (Part One) when Mr Burns says “Hello lamppost, whatcha knowin’? I’ve come to watch your power flowin’.”
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