Bridge Over Troubled Water – SSA(A)


A Paul Simon great, he wrote the song in the summer of 1969 while Garfunkel was in Mexico filming Catch-22. The song originally had two verses and different lyrics. Simon specifically wrote it for Garfunkel and knew it would be a piano song. The chorus lyrics were partly inspired by Claude Jeter’s line “I’ll be your bridge over deep water if you trust in me.” This arrangement shares the melody amongst the parts and builds to a rousing end.