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The Boxer

Music by Paul Simon, Lyrics by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel

"The Boxer" is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water (1970). Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, it was released as the lead single from the album on March 21, 1969. The song, primarily written by Paul Simon, is a folk rock ballad that variously takes the form of a first-person lament as well as a third-person sketch of a boxer. Simon's lyrics are largely autobiographical and partially inspired by the Bible, and were written during a time when he felt he was being unfairly criticized. The song's lyrics discuss poverty and loneliness. It is particularly known for its plaintive refrain, in which the singer sings 'lie-la-lie', accompanied by a heavily reverbed drum.

    Release Date: 1970

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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 | 20334b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG

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