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  • Written by Paul Simon
  • Guitar: David Spinozza, Paul Simon
  • Produced by Paul Simon and Roy Halee
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • The ‘radical preach’ in one of the verses is a nod to Daniel Ellsberg, a central character in the notorious Pentagon Papers saga from 1972
  • The unusual persussion is made by a Brazilian drum called a cuica
  •  Later recorded by Chet Atkins (1972), Simon and Garfunkel (1982), Voice Male (1997), Me First and Gimme Gimmes (1997), Jesse Malin (2008) and Streetlight Manifesto (2010)

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