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Simon & Garfunkel

Homeward Bound

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Folk
  • Space
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  • 1966
  • 1969
  • 1965
  • 1967
  • 2011

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“Homeward Bound” is an American folk song written by Simon and Garfunkel, produced by Bob Johnston and recorded on December 14, 1965. Paul Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station (Widnes North) in the town of Widnes, in the north-west of England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train, a plaque was displayed in the station to commemorate this, although memorabilia hunters have stolen it many times. Simon has said that he is unclear on which station he was at when it was written, and it may have been Warrington Bank Quay Station in Warrington. The song describes his longing to return home, both to his then girlfriend, Kathy Chitty in Brentwood, Essex, England, and to return to the United States. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart on... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Homeward bound ... Silently for me ... Home, where my music's playing

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