A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission) (track) by Simon & Garfunkel

A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission) by Simon & Garfunkel
Year: 1966
From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (track #9)
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From 06/08/2018 16:16
@albumceleste the joke obviously went wayyyy over your head lol.

One of the earliest, and funniest, parody songs I've ever heard.
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From 06/27/2017 00:39
Brilliantly witty and fun track. A great ol' rocker!
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From 09/28/2016 15:10
You can't not but smile at this. In truth, it's as much a homage as it is a parody, Simon's acceptance of Dylan's importance in popular culture. Still, good for a laugh though.
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From 09/11/2016 21:51
Trying so hard to be Dylan it's cringeworthy.
Lowest point on the album.
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From 06/30/2016 23:59
Suena completamente a Bob Dylan, jaja
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From 01/12/2014 19:41
Including a collage of historical figures about as big as the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Paul Simon does a great Bob Dylan imitation.
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