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By Vernalee
Numerous artists have performed the Simon and Garfunkel’s classic, “Bridge over troubled water.” Of the renditions, I love Aretha Franklin’s gospel version.
The lyrics ease your mind. Remember what the old folks say, “Troubles don’t last always. Day light comes in the morning.”

Bridge over Trouble Water
“When you’re weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you

I’ll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.”

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