Simon & Garfunkel

April Come She Will

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Utilizing the changing seasons as a metaphor for the capriciousness of a girl, "April Come She Will" was used very effectively in the film The Graduate and its soundtrack. Written in England in 1964 following a brief affair that Paul Simon had during his stay there, the lyrics were inspired by a nursery rhyme that the girl in question recited. The sense of yearning in this song would later be beautifully echoed in one of the Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme masterpieces, "For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her." Like that song, it is very brief, yet the shortness of the song adds to the effectiveness and economy of both the lyric and melody.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Sounds of Silence 1966 Legacy 1:48
The Graduate [Original Soundtrack] 1968 Columbia 1:51
No Image 1968 CBS Records
Collected Works 1981 Columbia 1:51
Old Friends 1997 Columbia / Legacy 1:49
The Very Best of Simon & Garfunkel: Tales from New York 2000 Columbia / Legacy 1:51
The Columbia Studio Recordings, 1964-1970 2001 Legacy / Columbia 1:52
No Image 2002 Sony Music Distribution 1:49
Bookends/Sounds of Silence 2009 Legacy 1:52
The Essential 3.0 2010 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Legacy 1:50
The Singer: The Very Best of Art Garfunkel 2012 Columbia / Sony Legacy 1:48
The Complete Albums Collection 2014 Sony Legacy 2:37