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Beatles or....?
« on: January 04, 2005, 11:52:08 PM »

I was recently told by my son's girlfriend that The Beatles performed the Simon and Garfunkel song "Mrs. Robinson."  I did not agree, nor did anyone I know agree that it was the Beatles.  However, online, there are several sites that indicate that Mrs. Robinson is a Beatles song.  Can anyone help me with definitive information? 
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2005, 11:59:39 PM »

Nah! Not that I know of. Not in any of there songbooks whereas something like 'Step Inside Love' (Sung by Cilla Black) is. Hope that may clear it up for you. ;)
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2005, 12:27:13 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2005, 12:49:49 AM »

I always thought it was, but it isn't.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2005, 02:47:15 AM »

I didn't think it was, I still don't :) hehe
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2005, 05:35:02 AM »

I remember actually looking at KaZaa one time, and I typed in Beatles.  It gave me so many songs, of course, but the funny thing was is that Mrs. Robinson came up under artist name Beatles.

Wtf? :P
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2005, 05:39:33 AM »

I thought The Beatles sang it at first, because my mom said they did
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2005, 12:41:08 AM »

Its not even closely related to the Beatles unless your talking about sound alone. Here's a few facts about the song that I looked up.

According to a "making of" feature on The Graduate DVD, Paul Simon did not originally write a full-length version of this song, only the verses that are heard in the movie. After the movie became a hit, he finished the lyrics and recorded the full version that is known today.

This was written for the movie The Graduate, starring Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson, a middle age woman who seduces the much younger Dustin Hoffman.

Simon began writing this as "Mrs. Roosevelt." He changed it to "Mrs. Robinson" for the movie.

Simon And Garfunkel's "Sounds Of Silence" and "Scarborough Fair" were also used in The Graduate, but they had appeared on earlier albums. This was not heard until the movie opened.

This would have had a good chance to win an Oscar for Best Song From A Movie, but it was never nominated because Simon and Garfunkel never filled out the forms to get it considered, leaving "Talk To The Animals" from Doctor Dolittle as the winner. Simon explained, "It was the '60s, we just weren't paying attention." It took 35 years, but Simon finally was nominated for an Oscar in 2003 for his song "Father And Daughter," which was used in The Wild Thornberry's Movie.

Frank Sinatra covered this on his 1969 album My Way. He changed the words, adding some of his own jive and making reference to the movie The Graduate.

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2005, 01:07:43 AM »

Hi.

I appreciate all of the input.  I just cannot see Mrs. Robinson being the Beatles style at the time but it appears that someone has it!!!  Can you give me any information?  Isn't Kazaa one of those sites to download free music?  Maybe I will check it out. 

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2005, 01:14:28 AM »

Nice facts tkitna ;)
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