1970 #1 hit from Simon and Garfunkel,
is a powerful companion piece to the
It seems Paul Simon who wrote the song was inspired by American Gospel Music and a group, The Swan Silvertones whose vocal arrangements had a great effect on many a rock artist. It is also interesting to note that final arrangement of BOTW is not unlike a Johann Sebastian Bach church chorale, a hymn of praise.
"Perhaps their greatest hit was "Oh Mary Don't You Weep," released in 1959 -- an incredible listening experience. It is in this song that Claude Jeter intones the phrase "I'll be a bridge over deep water, if you trust in my name" that inspired Paul Simon to compose "Bridge Over Troubled Water" some years later. "
Not bad for a boy who wanted to grow up to be a Catholic lorry driver. He lost his mom and his faith as a young teen due to her sudden and tragic passing.
If in Let it Be Paul McCartney alluded to the fact that he was crafting this piece to elicit a specific response, like what one feels after listening to a church hymn that places the Blessed Virgin Mary and her fiat front and center, would it have still topped the charts?
Songwriting Irish-Beatle cannot acknowledge wisdom flowing from MARY...Why?
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