Happy birthday to Paul Simon, who was born Paul Frederic Simon on October 13, 1941 in Queens, New York. “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” was written by Paul Simon for the 1966 Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Thyme album. The 59th Street bridge refers to the Queensboro Bridge in New York City over the East River that connects the boroughs of Queens and Manhattan. The message of the song is clear: enjoy life.On the track are also Eugene Wright (double bass) and Joe morello (drums) , who were members of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The song was released twice as a single, first in 1967 as the B-Side to “At the Zoo” and then in 1970 as the A-Side with “I Am Rock” on the B-Side.
Simon and Garfunkel were one of the most popular folk groups in the 1960s. Although they parted in 1970 and have gone on to successful solo careers, there have been many reunions since then. And we hope that Paul Simon is feelin’ groovy today.
Here are the lyrics to “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” by Simon and Garfunkel:
Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Lookin’ for fun and feelin’ groovy.
What cha knowin’?
I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’.
Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?
Got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.
The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” by Simon and Garfunkel.