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By 1966, S&G had become their generation’s urbane receptacles of hipness and harsh reality alike, assimilating and then embroidering the zeitgeist of a rich and manic era. At the same time, these two artists, as much as any of their peers, held firmly to the unchanging artistic fundaments of precision, clarity, and beauty. Thus, Parsley, Sage contains some songs that cling stubbornly to their moments in time, and others that are simply timeless. Unquestionably, in their exquisitely nuanced arrangement/adaptation of the traditional “ Scarborough Fair ” (which Simon had learned on a sabbatical to England), along with the Simon-penned “ Cloudy ,” “ Homeward Bound ,” “ The Dangling Conversation ,” and “ For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her ,” the duo made some of the loveliest recordings of that or any era. That they accomplished all this with their voices, an acoustic guitar, and the sparest of rhythmic underpinning and melodic ornamentation, remains a remarkable achievement.

The song was released as a single in late 1970. Simon & Garfunkel’s version is possibly the best-known worldwide, having reached #1 in charts around the world—save for the US, where it only made it to #18 in Billboard’s Hot 100.

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