April Come She Will

Album: Sounds of Silence (1966)

Songfacts®:

  • "April Come She Will" was composed by Paul Simon. Running just 1:51, it is the shortest track on the album Sounds of Silence.
  • This song is also featured in the soundtrack to the film The Graduate. Meant to evoke the capriciousness of a young girl while relating it to how the seasons change, the lyrics were inspired by a nursery rhyme recited by an English girl with whom Simon had an affair. It stands to reason, then, that this would go along with the plot of The Graduate.
  • Listen for an echo of this song in "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her," from S&G's subsequent album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme.
  • This song isn't the only one with a classical lyric inspiration on that album; "Richard Cory" is also based on the poem of the same name by American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson.

Comments: 2

  • Ginger Williams from Ridgecrest,caAgreed Bryan..beautiful.
  • Bryan from Capistrano Beach, CaGarfunkel said this was "the most beautiful song Paul ever wrote". I must agree. Hauntingly beautiful.
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