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1. Paul Simon originally only wrote two verses for 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', but Art Garfunkel thought a third verse was needed. Apparently the verse was written in tribute to Simon's then wife. Which of these is the first line of that verse?
2. The second track on the album represented Paul Simon's first foray into World Music. Which song, based on what he thought was a traditional song from the Peruvian Andes, starts with the line, "I'd rather be sparrow than a snail"?
3. 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' includes a song that is (at least superficially) about a woman who is unfaithful to the singer, and whose name is the title of the song. What is the name of this fickle woman?
4. What is the subject matter of the song 'Keep the Customer Satisfied'?
5. The song 'So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright', it has been suggested, is about the upcoming breakup of Simon and Garfunkel, because Art Garfunkel had studied to follow what profession, shared by the man in the song's title?
6. "I am just a poor boy / Though my story's seldom told" are the opening lyrics of a song about an occupation which is the title of the first song on the second side of the album. What is it called?
7. Which of these does the narrator of 'Baby Driver' NOT tell us about his father?
8. Paul Simon wrote 'The Only Living Boy in New York' while he was working on the songs for this album, but Art Garfunkel was away, making the film 'Catch-22'. According to the lyrics of the song, where was this filming taking place?
9. Where does the singer of 'Why Don't You Write Me?' say he is as he bemoans the lack of correspondence?
10. What was the last song on 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', the fifth and final studio album from Simon and Garfunkel?
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