Songs my Mom liked

The other day I was trying to think of the songs/artists my mom liked. She liked Neil Diamond, Simon & Garfunkel and Johnny Mathis. She would listen to her radio while she was sewing in her sewing room.

Here is a classic from Simon & Garfunkel that I know she liked and that is one of my favorites too — “Bridge over Troubled Water” (1969). This video is from their performance in Central Park (1984). I remember my mom listening to the CD.

In case you want to sing along.

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel

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 cant 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.
Ill take your part.
When darkness comes
And pains 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.

Mom, I know you have the best seat in the house. I love you!

Side note:

It was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The song has also been performed by Robert Goulet, Perry Como, Anita Baker, Michael W. Smith, Clay Aiken, Ronnie Dyson, Roy Orbison, Morten Harket, Josh Groban, Brian McKnight, Aretha Franklin, Eva Cassidy, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Peggy Lee, Bon Jovi, Rhydian Roberts,[15] Black Label Society, Casiopea, Charlotte Church, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Elton John, and Elvis Presley.

From Songfacts — Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel

This was one of the few songs to top the US and UK charts at the same time. It was #1 in the US for 6 weeks, #1 in the UK for 3.

In 1971, this won 5 Grammys: Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best Contemporary Song, Best Engineered Record, and Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists. The album also won Album Of The Year.

Bridge Over Troubled Water was the last album Simon & Garfunkel released before they split up. It is the biggest selling ever for Columbia Records.
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