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{title:Bridge Over Troubled Water}

{st:Paul Simon}

When you're w[A]eary, f[D]eeling s[A]mall,

[D]When t[G]ears a[D]re i[A]n your e[D]yes, I'll d[A]ry them
all.

I'm [E]on [F#m]your si[E]de, oh, when times get ro[A]ugh,

[A7]And friends just c[D]an't [B]be fo[E]und,

     L[A7]ike a br[D]idge over tro[A]ubled
w[F#7]ater,

     [D]I will l[C#7]ay me d[F#m]own,

     L[A7]ike a br[D]idge over tro[A]ubled
w[F#7]ater,

     [D]I will l[E7]ay me d[A]own.

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, oh, 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, oh, 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.


{t:I Am A Rock}

{st:Simon & Garfunkel}

{sot}

intro and outro:

e|----------------------|

B|----------------------|

G|----------------------|

D|---------2(3)-2(3)(2)-|    play 4 times for
intro

A|-3---3-3--------------|    and repeat and fade for
outro

E|----------------------|

{eot}

[C]A winter's day-

in a [F]deep and dark De[C]cember

[Dm]I a[G7]m al[F]one-[C]

[Dm7]Gazing from my [Em7]window [Dm7]to the streets be[Em7]low

On a [Dm]freshly fallen [F]silent shroud of [G]snow.

[F]I am a [C]rock,  [F]I am an [G]islan[C]d.[Am]

I've built walls,

A fortress deep and mity

That none may penetrate

I have no need of friendship

friendship causes pain

It's laughter and loving I disdain

I am a rock, I am an island

Don't talk of love

but I've heard the word before

It's sleeping in my memory

I won't disturb the slumber of the feelings that have died

If I never loved I never would have cried

I am a rock, I am an island

I have my books

and my poetry to protect me

I am shielded in my armour

Hiding in my room, safe within my womb,

I touch no one and no one touches me.

[F]I am a [C]rock, [F]I am an [G]islan[C]d

And a [Dm7]rock [G]feels no [C]pain, and an [Dm7]island [G]never
[C]cries.

 


{t:Mrs. Robinson}

{st:Simon & Garfunkle}

[E7]De de [A]de de[D] de d[G]e de [C]de de[Am] de de[E7] de
de[D]

{soc}

[D]And here's to [G]you Mrs. [Em]Robinson

[G]Jesus loves you [Em]more than you will [C]know, [Am]wo wo
wo[D]

[D]God bless you [G]please Mrs. [Em]Robinson

[G]Heaven holds a [Em]place for those who [C]pray, [Am]hey hey
hey

{eoc}

[E7]We'd like to know a little bit about you for our files

[A]We'd like to help you learn to help yourself

[D]Look around you [G]all you see are [C]sympathetic [Am]eyes

[E7]Stroll around the grounds un[D]til you feel at home

{c:Chorus}

[E7]Hide it in a hiding place where no one ever goes

[A]Put it in your pantry with your cupcakes

[D]It's a little [G]secret just the [C]Robinsons' a[Am]fair

[E7]Most of all you've got to [D]hide it from the kids

{soc}

[D]Koo koo ka [G]choo Mrs. [Em]Robinson

[G]Jesus loves you [Em]more than you will [C]know, [Am]wo wo
wo[D]

[D]God bless you [G]please Mrs. [Em]Robinson

[G]Heaven holds a [Em]place for those who [C]pray, [Am]hey hey
hey

{eoc}

[E7]Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon

[A]Going to the candidates debate

[D]Laugh about it [G]shout about it [C]when you've got to
[Am]choose

[E7]Any way you look at it you [D]lose

{soc}

[D]Where have you [G]gone Joe Di[Em]Maggio

[G]A nation turns its [Em]lonely eyes to [C]you, [Am]woo woo
woo[D]

[D]What's that you [G]say Mrs. [Em]Robinson

[G]Joltin' Joe has [Em]left and gone [C]away, [Am]hey hey hey, hey hey
[E7]hey

{eoc}


{title:Sounds of Silence}

{st:Paul Simon}

H[Am]ello darkness my old fri[G]end,

I've come to talk with you ag[Am]ain.

Because a vi[C]sion softl[F]y creep[C]ing

Left it's seed while I w[F]as sleep[C]ing,

And the vis[F]ion that was planted in my br[C]ain

Still rem[Am]ains

Wit[C]hin the s[G]ounds of si[Am]lence.

[Am]In restless dreams I walked al[G]one,

Narrow streets of cobble st[Am]one.

'Neath the h[C]alo of [F]a street l[C]amp,

I turned my collar to the c[F]old and d[C]amp,

When my [F]eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon l[C]ight

That split the n[Am]ight

And t[C]ouched the [G]sounds of si[Am]lence.

[Am]And in the naked light I [G]saw

Ten thousand people, maybe m[Am]ore.

People talking [C]witho[F]ut speak[C]ing,

People hearing with[F]out listen[C]ing,

People [F]writing songs that voices never sh[C]ared,

And no one d[Am]ared

Dist[C]urb the [G]sounds of si[Am]lence.

"[Am]Fools!" said I, "you do not [G]know,

Silence like a cancer gr[Am]ows.

Hear my words that [C]I m[F]ight teach [C]you,

Take my arms that I m[F]ight reach [C]you."

But my w[F]ords like silent raindrops [C]fell...

And ech[Am]oed [C]in the [G]wells of si[Am]lence.

 

[Am]And the people bowed and pr[G]ayed

To the neon gods they m[Am]ade.

And the sign flashed [C]out [F]its warn[C]ing,

In the words that it [F]was form[C]ing,

And the sign said, "The w[F]ords of the prophets are written on the
subway [C]walls

And tenement h[Am]alls."

And wh[C]ispered in the [G]sounds of si[Am]lence.

 

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The Boxer
Simon and Garfunkel


[C]I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom [Am]told
I have
[G]squandered my resistance
For a [Dm]pocket full of [G]mumbles, such are
[C]promises
All lies and [Am]jest, still a [G]man hears what he [F]wants to
hear
And disregards the [C]rest [G] [F] [F] [C]


When I [C]left my home and my family, I was no more than a [Am]boy
In the
[G]company of strangers
In the [Dm]quiet of a [G]railway station, [C]running
scared
Laying [Am]low, seeking [G]out the poorer [F]quarters
Where the
ragged people [C]go
Looking [G]for the places [F]only [F]they would
[C]know



Lie la [Am]lie, Lie la [G]lie la lie la lie, Lie la
[Am]lie,
[G]Lie la lie la la la la, lie [F]la la la la [C]lie.


Asking [C]only workman's wages I come looking for a [Am]job
But I get no
[G]offers
Just a [Dm]come-on from the [G]whores on Seventh [C]Avenue
I do
de[Am]clare, there were [G]times when I was [F]so lonesome
I took some
comfort [C]there
[G]Lie lie lie lie la [F] [F] [C]


Then I'm [C]laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was [Am]gone
Going
[G]home where the [Dm]New York City winters [G]aren't [C]bleeding me
[Am]
Leading [G]me,[F] going [C]home.


In the [C]clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his [Am]trade
And he
[G]carries a reminder of ev'ry [G7]glove that laid him down
Or [C]cut him
till he cried out in his anger and his [Am]shame
I am [G]leaving, I am
[F]leaving
But the fighter still re[C]mains




Bye Bye
Love



INTRO: E D5 A A D5 E


[CHORUS]
A E
Bye bye, love.


A E
Bye bye, happiness.


A E
Hello, loneliness.


E B E
I think I'm gonna cry.


A E
Bye bye, love.


A E
Bye bye, sweet caress.


A E
Hello, emptiness.


E B E
I feel like I could die.


E B E
Bye bye, my love, goodbye.


[VERSE 1]


E B
There goes my baby


B E
With someone new.


E B
She sure looks happy;


B E
I sure am blue.


E A
She was my baby


A B
'till he stepped in.


B
Goodbye, to romance


B E
That might have been.


(CHORUS)


[VERSE 2]


E B
I'm through with romance.


B E
I'm through with love.


E B
I'm through with counting


B E
The stars above,


E A
And here's the reason


A B
That I'm so free:


B
My lovin' baby


B E
Is through with me.


(CHORUS)


(repeat and fade) Goodbye, my love goodbye.
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From: Harlan L Thompson


CECILIA- Simon and Garfunkel


CHORUS:
F Bb F
Cecilia, you're breaking my heart
Bb F C
You're
shaking my confidence daily
Bb F Bb F
Oh Cecilia, I'm down on my
knees
Bb F C
I'm begging you please to come home
F
Come on home


CHORUS


F Bb F
Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia
Bb C F
Up in my
bedroom
Bb F
I got up to wash my face
Bb
When I come back to
bed
C F
Someone's taken my place ...CHORUS


F Bb F Bb F C
Bo po bo bo ...


Bb F Bb F
Jubilation, she loves me again
Bb F C
I fall on the floor
and I laughing
Bb F Bb F
Jubilation, she loves me again
Bb F C
I
fall on the floor and I laughing
Bb F Bb F Bb F C
Wo ho oooh ...



(from Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970)
(sent by Harlan at
harlant@hawaii.edu)





El Condor Pasa}
# Lyrics
from ftp.uwp.edu...


I'd [Em]rather be a sparrow than a [G]snail
Yes I would, if I could, I
surely [Em]would
Hmm
I'd rather be a hammer than a [G]nail
Yes I would,
if I only could, I surely [Em]would
Hmm


A[C]way, I'd rather sail away
Like a [G]swan that's here and gone
A
[C]man gets tied up to the ground
He gives the [G]world its saddest
sound
Its saddest [Em]sound


I'd rather be a forest than a [G]street
Yes I would, if I could, I surely
[Em]would
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my [G]feet
Yes I would, if I
only could, I surely [Em]would [C] [G] [C] [G] [Em]



Feelin' Groovy
Simon And
Garfunkel


Capo 1


Bm7sus(xx0200) Bm7(xx0202)


D A Bm7sus A D A Bm7sus A
Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make
the morning last. Just
D A Bm7sus A D A Bm7sus A
kickin' down the cobble
stones, lookin' for fun and Feelin' Groovy.
D A Bm7 A


D A Bm7sus A D A Bm7sus
Hello lamppost, what cha knowin'. I've come to
watch your flowers
A D A Bm7sus A D A Bm7sus
growing. Ain't cha got no
rhymes for me? Dootin' doodoo, Feeling
A D A Bm7sus A
Groovy.


D A Bm7sus A D A
Got no deeds to do, no promises to keep. I'm dappled and
drowsy and
Bm7 A D A Bm7 A D
ready to sleep. Let the morning time drop all
its petals on me. Life,
A Bm7sus A D A Bm7sus A
I love you. All is
groovy.


Fade out with D A Bm7sus A





~From:
gunsch@huachuca-emh8.army.mil (Trace Gunsch)
~Date: 16 Jul 1993 23:30:23
-0500


I'm not certain of any special procedures to posting lyrics since I'm new to

this group, but I saw two requests to have this posted and this is
the
way I like to read music, so here goes:


Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover
Words and Music by Paul Simon, 1975



Em/G D6 CM7 B7-9 B7
"The problem is all inside your head," she said to
me


Em D#dim7 GM9+5 B+
"the answer is easy if you take it logic'lly.


Em D6 CM7 B7-9
I'm here to help you if you're struggling to be free;


B7 Em Am7 Em
there must be fifty ways to leave your lover."



Em/G D6 CM7 B7-9 B7
She said, "It's really not my habit to
intrude;


Em D#dim7 GM9+5 B+
I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued.


Em D6 CM7 B7-9
But I'll repeat myself at the risk of being crude;


B7 Em Am7 Em
there must be fifty ways to leave your lover."

Em Am7
Em
fifty ways to leave your lover."



G
Just slip out the back, Jack.


Bb6
Make a new plan, Stan;


C7
You don't need to be coy, Roy,


G
just get yourself free. (on repeat: Just listen to me)



G
Hop on the bus, Gus;


Bb6
You don't need to discuss much;


C7
Just drop off the key, Lee.


G
and get yourself free.



REPEAT CHORUS



Second verse:


She said, "It grieves me now to see you in such pain; I
wish there was
somethin' I could do to make you smile again."
I said, "I appreciate that,
and could you please explain about the
fifty ways?"


She said, "Why don't we both just sleep on it tonight;
I'm sure in the
morning you'll begin to see the light."
And then she kissed me and I realized
she probably was right; there must be
fifty ways to leave your
lover,
fifty ways to leave your lover."


REPEAT CHORUS twice.



Chords: (by request)


Em/G 322000
D6 xx0432
CM7 x32000
B7-9 x24222
B7 021202
Em
022000
D#dim7 xx1222
GM9+5 320203 <-- I don't have a guitar around
right now, is this possible?
B+ xx1004
Am7 x02213
G 320003
Bb6
x13311
C7 x32310


Hope these help, and I hope they're right! Some of them are just
plain
bizarre, so your guess is probably as good as mine. Happy
fingering!

HOMEWARD BOUND
(Simon & Garfunkle)


Intro : G F C


G(D)
I'm sittin in a railway station
F#(D) F(D) E
Got a ticket for
my destination
Am
On a tour of one night stands
F
My suitcase and
guitar in hand
C
And every stop is neatly planned
D
For a poet and a
one man band


G C G C
CHORUS: Homeward bound, I wish I was, Homeward bound
| G F
C
| Home, where my thoughts escaping
| G F C
| Home, where my music's
playing
| G F C
| Home, where my love lies waiting
| D G
| Silently
for me



G(D)
Every day's an endless stream
F#(D) F(D) E
Of cigarettes
and magazines
Am
And each town looks the same to me
F
The movies
and the factories
G
And every stranger's face I see
D
Reminds me
that I long to be


CHORUS


G(D)
Tonight I'll sing my songs again
F#(D) F(D) E
I'll play the
game and pretend
Am
But all my words come back to me
F
In shades of
mediocrity
G
Like emptyness in harmony
D
I need someone to comfort
me.


CHORUS ...
F#(D) F(D) G F C G
Silently for me ...



SLIP SLIDING AWAY


Chorus:
C Am
Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
C G F G C
You
know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away



Am C
Whoah and I know a man, he came from my hometown
F Fm
He
wore his passion for his woman like a thorny crown
C Am
He said Dolores, I
live in fear
C G F G C
My love for you's so overpowering, I'm afraid that
I will disappear


chorus


I know a woman, (who) became a wife
These are the very words she uses to
describe her life
She said a good day ain't got no rain
She said a bad day
is when I lie in the bed
And I think of things that might have been


chorus


And I know a father who had a son
He longed to tell him all the reasons
for the things he'd done
He came a long way just to explain
He kissed his
boy as he lay sleeping
Then he turned around and he headed home again


chorus


Whoah God only knows, God makes his plan
The information's unavailable to
the mortal man
We're workin' our jobs, collect our pay
Believe we're
gliding down the highway, when in fact we're slip sliding away


chorus repeats 2x



THE BOXER (Simon)



C Am
I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told
G
I have
squandered my resistance
G7 G6 C
For a pocket full of mumbles, such are
promises
Am G F
All lies and jest, still a man hears what he wants to
hear
C G G7 G6 C
And disregards the rest


C Am
When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a
boy
G
In the company of strangers
G7 G6 C
In the quiet of a railway
station, running scared
Am G F
Laying low, seeking out the poorer
quarters
C
Where the ragged people go
G G7 G6 C
Looking for the
places only they would know


Am G Am G F C
Lie la lie Lie la lie Lie la lie Lie la lie Lie la lie


C Am
Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job
G
But I
get no offers
G7 G6 C
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh
Avenue
Am G F
I do declare, there were times when I was so
lonesome
C
I took some comfort there
G G7 G6 C
Lie lie lie lie
la



Then I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone
Going
home where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me
Leading me, going
home.


In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
And he carries a
reminder ov ev'ry glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out in
his anger and his shame
I am leaving, I am leaving
But the fighter still
remains


Lie la lie ... etc.




AMERICA

C Bm Am G F
Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together
C Bm Am
I've got some real-estate here in my bag
Em A Em A
So we bought a pack of cigaretts, and Mrs. Wagner pies
G C G A B C B Am
And walked off to look for America

C B Am G F
Cathy I said as we boarded the Greyhound in Pittsburg
C B Am
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
G
It took me four days to hitch-hike from Saganaw
D G D Cmaj7
I've gone to look for America

Cmaj7 D
Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces
Cmaj7 D
She said the man in the gaberdine suit was a spy
G F# Em A D Fmaj7
I said be careful his bowtie is really a camera

C B Am G F
Toss me a cigarette I think there's one in my raincoat
C B Am
We smoked the last one an hour ago
G A Em A
So I looked at the scenery, and she read her magazine
G D G A B CB Am
An the moon rose over an open field

C B Am G F
Cathy I'm lost, I said, though I knew she was sleeping
C B Am
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
G
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
D G D Cmaj7
They've all gone to look for America
D G D Cmaj7
They've all gone to look for America
D G D Cmaj7
They've all gone to look for America


From: Harlan L Thompson

AMERICA- Simon & Garfunkel

C C/B Am C/G F C C/B Am C/G F
Ooh ooh ooh a ooh a ooh, ooh ooh ooh a ooh a ooh
C C/B Am C/G F
Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together
C C/B Am Am7
I've got some real-estate here in my bag
Em7 A7 Em7 A7
So we bought a pack of cigarettes, and Mrs. Wagner pies
Em7 D C G C C/B Am Am7/6 F
And walked off to look for America

C C/B Am C/G F
Cathy I said as we boarded the Greyhound in Pittsburg
C C/B Am Am7
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
G
It took me four days to hitch-hike from Saginaw
Em7 D G D Cmaj7 C
And I've come to look for America

Bbmaj7 Bb C
Laughing on the bus, playing games with the faces
Bbmaj7 C C/B Am C/G
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
F Fmaj7 C C/B Am C/G Am6 Fmaj7
I said be careful his bowtie is really a camera

C C/B Am C/G F
Toss me a cigarette I think there's one in my raincoat
C C/B Am Am7
We smoked the last one an hour ago
Em7 A7 Em7 A7
So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine
Em7 D C G C C/B Am C/G F
And the moon rose over an open field

C C/B Am C/G F
Cathy I'm lost, I said, though I knew she was sleeping
C C/B Am Am7
I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
G
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
D G D Cmaj7
They've all come to look for America
D G D Cmaj7
They've all come to look for America
D G D Cmaj7 C
They've all come to look for America
C C/B Am C/G Dm F G G7
Do do do do-da-do, do do do do-da-do (repeat and fade)


Simon & Garfunkle

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