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Loves Me Like A Rock

Music by Paul Simon

"Loves Me Like a Rock" features background vocals from the Dixie Hummingbirds, a Southern black gospel group. These vocals add a different texture to the song as compared to many of his previous solo recordings ("Mother and Child Reunion", "Kodachrome") and his duets with his frequent collaborator, Art Garfunkel, as the pop duo Simon & Garfunkel ("The Sounds of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson"). Although the lyrics are not typically associated with gospel music, the Dixie Hummingbirds were eager to record the song with Simon, and they recorded their own version of the song soon afterward.

The gospel version of "Loves Me Like a Rock" by the Dixie Hummingbirds reached No. 72 on the Billboard R&B chart and won the group a Grammy for Best Soul Gospel performance in 1974.

    Release Date: 1974

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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New York Voices - Darmon Meader : Sing Paul Simon : SATB : Sheet Music

New York Voices - Darmon Meader : Sing Paul Simon

These Paul Simon classics has been dynamically arranged by Peter Eldridge and Darmon Meader and recorded by the venerable New York Voices. Smooth jazz vocals and solo lines play against a rhythmic percussion background making up these hot charts that were recorded on the CD New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. For show choir or vocal jazz ensemble, this humorous and energetic arrangement features a Louisiana Cajun groove of "Why Don't You Write Me?," allows for a lot of solo lines interspersed with group vocals and includes a fun swing section as well. Fabulous! Piano accompanied.

Songlist: Mother and Child Reunion, Me & Julio Down by the School Yard, Loves Me Like A Rock, Why Don't You Write Me?

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by New York Voices | 6735b | Sheet Music | $8.50


Paul Simon : Paul Simon in Concert - Live Rhymin' : Solo : 01 Songbook : 752187109167 : 082563301X : 14025204

Paul Simon : Paul Simon in Concert - Live Rhymin'

From folk-pop-rock legend Paul Simon comes this collection of a dozen fantastic compositions performed live for his 1974 concert album. Includes such classics as: Loves Me like a Rock - America - The Boxer - Bridge over Troubled Water - and more. Illustrated with photographs from the concert.

Songlist: AMERICA, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Jesus Is The Answer, HOMEWARD BOUND, AMERICAN TUNE, DUNCAN, EL CONDOR PASA, LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK, Me & Julio Down by the School Yard, MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION, THE BOXER, THE SOUND OF SILENCE

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Paul Simon | 20334b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Loves Me Like A Rock : SATB : Darmon Meader : Paul Simon : New York Voices : Songbook : 35013544 : 747510033301

Darmon Meader : Loves Me Like A Rock

Arranger: Darmon Meader | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: New York Voices

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35013544


Loves Me Like A Rock : SATB : Greg Gilpin : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35028020 : 884088592509

Greg Gilpin : Loves Me Like A Rock

Paul Simon's fabulous '70s hit comes to choral life keeping true to its original sound. Optional tenor and soprano solos with backing chorus and gospel-style harmonies, all to a great shuffle-beat, will make this a performance gem for your mixed and men's choirs. Available: SATB; SAB; TTB; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028020 | Showtrax CD Available


Loves Me Like A Rock : SAB : Greg Gilpin : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35028021 : 884088592516

Greg Gilpin : Loves Me Like A Rock

Paul Simon's fabulous '70s hit comes to choral life keeping true to its original sound. Optional tenor and soprano solos with backing chorus and gospel-style harmonies, all to a great shuffle-beat, will make this a performance gem for your mixed and men's choirs. Available: SATB; SAB; TTB; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028021 | Showtrax CD Available


Loves Me Like A Rock : TTB : Greg Gilpin : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35028022 : 884088592523

Greg Gilpin : Loves Me Like A Rock

Paul Simon's fabulous '70s hit comes to choral life keeping true to its original sound. Optional tenor and soprano solos with backing chorus and gospel-style harmonies, all to a great shuffle-beat, will make this a performance gem for your mixed and men's choirs. Available: SATB; SAB; TTB; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028022 | Showtrax CD Available

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