Simon & Garfunkel

Leaves That Are Green

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A sprightly folk-pop tempo and feel highlight this song, which is one of the earliest tunes in the Simon & Garfunkel canon that shows the duo embracing the then-current folk-rock style. Buttressed by some inventive percussion and harpsichord, the shiny quality of the melody is highlighted throughout this fine pop confection. Lyrically, it's a sad, almost melancholy song of lost love that utilized the changing seasons to convey the feelings at the disintegration of a romance. This is indeed something that Paul Simon would utilize again in the very near future.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Sounds of Silence 1966 Legacy 2:20
Collected Works 1981 Columbia 2:23
Old Friends 1997 Columbia / Legacy 0:00
The Very Best of Simon & Garfunkel: Tales from New York 2000 Columbia / Legacy 2:22
The Columbia Studio Recordings, 1964-1970 2001 Legacy / Columbia 2:24
No Image 2002 Sony Music Distribution 2:21
The Essential Simon & Garfunkel 2003 Columbia / Legacy 2:30
Bookends/Sounds of Silence 2009 Legacy 2:24
The Complete Albums Collection 2014 Sony Legacy 3:23
Tripping Down the Alleyways 2017 Go Faster Records 2:50