Chart Position: 4

  • Written by Paul Simon
  • Guitar: Hux Brown and Wallace Wilson
  • Keyboards: Larry Knechtel and Neville Hinds
  • Recorded in Jamaica
  • Backing vocals: Cissy Houston, Von Eva Sims, Renelle Stafford and Deirdre Tuck
  • Produced by Roy Halee and Paul Simon
  • Ostensibly a song about death, the song’s title was inspired by a Chinese restaurant dish that contained chicken and eggs
  • Later recorded by Randy California (1972), Johnny Rivers (1972), Uniques (1972), Intruders (1973), Francois Glorieux (1980), Wailing Souls (1994), Me First and Gimme Gimmes (1996), New York Voices (1998), David Cassidy (2003) and Morning Benders (2008)

mother and child

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