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Simon & Garfunkel — For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
Album: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
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Released: 1966
Length: 1:59
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What a dream I had
Pressed in organdy
Clothed in crinoline of smoky burgundy
Softer than the rain
I wandered empty streets
Down past the shop displays
I heard cathedral bells
Tripping down the alleyways
As I walked on

And when you ran to me
Your cheeks flushed with the night
We walked on frosted fields of juniper and lamplight
I held your hand

And when I awoke and felt you warm and near
I kissed your honey hair with my grateful tears
Oh, I love you, girl
Oh, I love you
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 radiojunkie wrote:
This song first hit me at a particularly vulnerable age — puberty. Man, was I ever lost in a fantasy of perfect love, of honey hair kissed with grateful tears. Back in those days, though, if you were a geeky 12-year-old boy (or at least THIS geeky 12-year-old boy) you were pretty much limited to making out with your coat's fur collar. I shudder to think how kids would react to this song today; probably it reminds them of an old sexual encounter they had when they were 10...
 

i hear ya, some five years later.  my romantic fantasy song...{#Kiss}
Some sun-kissed morning, long ago.
Yes, Godlike. Stunningly Beautiful.
This song first hit me at a particularly vulnerable age -- puberty. Man, was I ever lost in a fantasy of perfect love, of honey hair kissed with grateful tears. Back in those days, though, if you were a geeky 12-year-old boy (or at least THIS geeky 12-year-old boy) you were pretty much limited to making out with your coat's fur collar. I shudder to think how kids would react to this song today; probably it reminds them of an old sexual encounter they had when they were 10... :eyes:
Not one of their better efforts, "Acceptable" none the less.
Lovely and spare. Not a wasted note or breath. Brings tears to my eyes and goosebumps on my arms.
bubble_headed_beach_blond wrote:
i named my first-born emily. this is why.
I didn't name my first-born emily because of this song, but it makes it that much sweeter that I did.
bubble_headed_beach_blond wrote:
i named my first-born emily. this is why.
I think that's awesome. What a sweet sentiment.
randyman8 wrote:
Exquisite is right ... absolutely gorgeous. Simon's words, Garfunkel's angelic voice. Fulfilled a lifetime dream getting to see them perform live last year, thought I blew my last chance in '81/'82. (Steely Dan was the other group I thought I would never have the pleasure of experiencing live but luckily did.) Anyone heard or seen the live DVD / CD of last year's concert? I haven't yet but plan to. Randy
The DVD is awesome! Great song selection great performance....sadly, this song is not there, but lots more are. Garfunkel's vopice is still incredible, and the shared "Bridge Over Troubled Water" vocals are spine tingling. A must have! But Bill, why is CARLY Simon looking at us up above??
Exquisite is right ... absolutely gorgeous. Simon's words, Garfunkel's angelic voice. Fulfilled a lifetime dream getting to see them perform live last year, thought I blew my last chance in '81/'82. (Steely Dan was the other group I thought I would never have the pleasure of experiencing live but luckily did.) Anyone heard or seen the live DVD / CD of last year's concert? I haven't yet but plan to. Randy
i named my first-born emily. this is why.
i uploaded the original version a few months back off the remastered, extra cuts disc. bill might have replaced the live one with it. i noticed the album sorce on this page shows the disc i uploaded off of.
Yashure wrote:
Almost painfully exquisite.
Agreed! These guys just make me happy anyways... Is it wrong to be made happy by something so melancholy? :-k too late, I am O:)
Angloray wrote:
absolutely gorgeous. Really takes me away. And really reminds you what Garfunkel can do.
Absolutely. And, of course, we don't need to be reminded of what Simon could do with a song!
This song unfortunately lends itself to being irretrievably attached to whatever girl was breaking your heart when you first got into Simon & Garfunkle. Still a 7, but it loses some of its replay value. Luckily, I was far too young to actually be in love.
farleym wrote:
I prefer the studio version to this live version, but it's a beautiful song nonetheless.
i'm pretty sure this is the studio version from Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme, unless you were referring to another recording. there was a time when i listened to this album daily, in an almost constant loop (ahhh, to be 14 again) and i'm sure if this were an alternate version i'd know it immediately.
WOW!
Almost painfully exquisite.
brilliant. a classic, studio or live.
Ditto...
rickf wrote:
Also much prefer the original but agree, still a great song
Indeed.
absolutely gorgeous. Really takes me away. And really reminds you what Garfunkel can do.
perfection..... :sunny.gif:
farleym wrote:
I prefer the studio version to this live version, but it's a beautiful song nonetheless.
Also much prefer the original but agree, still a great song
awww -- thanks for playing this! i haven't heard this in so so long, and i didn't realize how much i'd missed it.
I didn't know this song yet. Love it!! Thanks RP.
I prefer the studio version to this live version, but it's a beautiful song nonetheless.