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Album: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and ThymeReleased: 1966Charted:
This short song is one of the duo's most romantic ballads. A man looks for the love of his life, wondering what it will be like when they meet again. It's very simple and brief, but very heartfelt.
At the Simon & Garfunkel Live At Granada special, Garfunkel introduced this song by saying: "This is a song about a girl who is fictitious. Her name is Emily. Neither of us know her but the song is written about her. I'm sure she will appear someday."
Simon said in a 1990 interview with SongTalk magazine: "Artie likes that song an awful lot. He liked to sing it. Well, it was a very romantic song but I don't like it."
Written by Paul Simon, the only instrumentation on this song is his 12-string acoustic guitar.
A live version was included on the 1972 album Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, and released as a single, reaching #53 in the US.