Bridge Over Troubled Water

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"Bridge over Troubled Water" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, the song was released as the follow-up single to "The Boxer" in January 1970. The song is featured on their fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water (1970). Composed by singer-songwriter Paul Simon, the song is performed on piano and carries the influence of gospel music. The original studio recording employs elements of Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" technique using L. A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew. It was the last song recorded for their fifth and final album, but the first fully completed. The song's instrumentation was recorded in California while the duo's vocals were cut in New York. Simon felt his partner, Art Garfunkel, should sing the song solo, an invitation Garfunkel initially declined but later accepted. Session musician Larry Knechtel performs piano on the song, with Joe Osborn playing bass guitar and Hal Blaine closing out the song with drums. The song won five awards at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971, including Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. 


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1996
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When you're weary, feeling small, 
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry 
Them all, 
I'm on your side. When times get rough 
And friends just can't be found, 
Like a bridge over troubled water 
I will lay me down. 
Like a bridge over troubled water 
I will lay me down. 

When you're down and out, 
When you're on the street, 
When evening falls so hard 
I will comfort you. 
I'll take your part. 
When darkness comes 
And pain is all around, 
Like a bridge over troubled water 
I will lay me down. 
Like a bridge over troubled water 
I will lay me down. 

Sail on silver girl, 
Sail on by. 
Your time has come to shine. 
All your dreams are on their way. 
See how they shine. 
If you need a friend 
I'm sailing right behind. 
Like a bridge over troubled water 
I will ease your mind. 
Like a bridge over troubled water 
I will ease your mind.

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Art Garfunkel

Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is a Grammy-award winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe nominated actor best known for being one-half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. more »

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