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It is sung solely by Art Garfunkeland consists mainly of his vocals with heavy reverb and a string For Emily guitar. The lyrics concern finding a lover, although Simon once characterized the subject matter as being about a "belief," rather than about a specific individual. First issued as a single as the B-side of " A Hazy Shade of Winter "the song was later reissued in live form in to promote the release of Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits.
The track reached number 53 on the Billboard Hot He regards it as one of the most challenging songs to perform. While other songs, such as " The Sound of Silence ," had taken months for Simon to complete writing, others, such as "For Emily," were written in a single night. The live recording of the song released as a single in August peaked at number 53 on the Billboard Hot and spent seven weeks on the chart.
The song barely lasts two minutes, covering five verses. The first three employ "ornate imagery to tell of his dream of finding his lover," the fourth is an instrumental interlude, and the fifth finds the protagonist awakening to find his lover with him.
Ina Rolling Stone readers poll ranked it among the duo's best compositions, with the magazine declaring, "Over the years, fans have recognized it as one of the duo's sweetest love songs. Paul's son Harper used some lines from the song on his "Berkeley Girl. From Wikipedia, Oh Happy Day (3 Of Us Heavy Water Mix) - Children Of The Underground - Oh Happy Day free encyclopedia.
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