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“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel . . . available as a Chord/Melody arrangement for Ukulele by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . Contained in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO

May 20, 2016


Bridge Blog Header“Bridge Over Troubled Water” as sung by Simon & Garfunkel

We learn from WIKIPEDIA that “Bridge over Troubled Water” is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water (1970). Produced by the duo themselves and Roy Halee, the song was released as the follow-up single to “The Boxer” on January 26, 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…

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