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American Tune
The American Trilogy
Three Songs
A Heart In New York
America
American Tune

American Roots Music

(sing along if you'd like to)
 
American Tune
(P. Simon, 1973)
released on There Goes Rhymin' Simon. 1973 

Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I've often felt forsaken and certainly misused
Ah, but I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be bright and bon vivant
So far away from home
So far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered,
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
For we lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road we're traveling on
I wonder what's gone wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what's gone wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above, my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hours and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all, I'm trying to get some rest

Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers

In  The Country of Country. Nicholas Dawidoff.1997

we come on a ship they call the Mayflower.......

 the tune you hear:
American Tune
from the
Concert in Central Park

 Mayflower History.com
put together by
Caleb Johnson
the site is still under construction
but well worth the visit

More than one hundred years ago,
a group of descendants of the
Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower
in 1620, saw the need for a
national society to honor
their memory. The intention was to
remember these Pilgrims who
established Plymouth Colony,
in what was then called the
northern part of Virginia.

from our
History On Film website

a short historical overview

The Statue of Liberty , sailing away to sea......

and sing an American Tune........

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