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“From the album "Bridge Over Troubled Water" this anoher of Simon & Garfunkel's best-selling singles from the late 1960's. A terrific tune!”
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#23 of 27 from My Favorite Paul Simon Tunes by
The Boxer
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"The Boxer" is a folk rock ballad written by Paul Simon in 1968 and first recorded by Simon & Garfunkel. It was released as the follow up single to their number one hit "Mrs. Robinson", and reached #7 in the US charts. It later appeared on their last studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water, along with its B-side "Baby Driver". It is particularly known for its plaintive refrain, in which the singer sings the tune as 'lie-la-lie', and the memorable finger-picking guitar played by guitarist Fred Carter, Jr.. Rolling Stone ranked the song #105 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Label: Columbia
Release Date: April 12, 1969

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