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Loves Me Like A Rock

Music by Paul Simon

Originally Performed by Paul Simon

"Loves Me Like a Rock" features background vocals from the Dixie Hummingbirds, a Southern black gospel group. These vocals add a different texture to the song as compared to many of his previous solo recordings ("Mother and Child Reunion", "Kodachrome") and his duets with his frequent collaborator, Art Garfunkel, as the pop duo Simon & Garfunkel ("The Sounds of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson"). Although the lyrics are not typically associated with gospel music, the Dixie Hummingbirds were eager to record the song with Simon, and they recorded their own version of the song soon afterward.

The gospel version of "Loves Me Like a Rock" by the Dixie Hummingbirds reached No. 72 on the Billboard R&B chart and won the group a Grammy for Best Soul Gospel performance in 1974.

    Release Date: 1974 on the album There Goes Rhymin' Simon


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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New York Voices - Darmon Meader : Sing Paul Simon : SATB : Sheet Music Collection

New York Voices - Darmon Meader : Sing Paul Simon

These Paul Simon classics has been dynamically arranged by Peter Eldridge and Darmon Meader and recorded by the venerable New York Voices. Smooth jazz vocals and solo lines play against a rhythmic percussion background making up these hot charts that were recorded on the CD New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon. For show choir or vocal jazz ensemble, this humorous and energetic arrangement features a Louisiana Cajun groove of "Why Don't You Write Me?," allows for a lot of solo lines interspersed with group vocals and includes a fun swing section as well. Fabulous! Piano accompanied.

Songlist: Mother and Child Reunion, Me & Julio Down by the School Yard, Loves Me Like A Rock, Why Don't You Write Me?

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by New York Voices | 6735b | Sheet Music Collection | $9.50


Various Arrangers : Simon and Garfunkel for Male Voices : TTB : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Simon and Garfunkel for Male Voices

"The Sound Of Silence" - This hit propelled Simon and Garfunkel to popularity in the 1960s. Mark Hayes' new arrangement is fully orchestrated to create a fresh sound, but in keeping with the familiarity of the work that is so loved and respected. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Kirby Shaw's phenomenal arrangement of this Simon & Garfunkel hit ballad is contemporary choral writing at its finest! The light, harmonic a cappella opening is contrasted with this soaring fresh gospel-style setting that holds opportunities for improvisation from multiple soloists. This is an excellent choice for a pops concert or graduation. "Loves Me Like A Rock" - Paul Simon's fabulous '70s hit comes to choral life keeping true to its original sound. Optional tenor and soprano solos with backing chorus and gospel-style harmonies, all to a great shuffle-beat, will make this a performance gem for your men's choirs

Songlist: Loves Me Like A Rock, The Sound Of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Voicing: TTB | Performed by Simon and Garfunkel | 4421b | Sheet Music Collection | $6.45 ON SALE $ | With Piano


Individual Folios

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Loves Me Like A Rock : SATB : Darmon Meader : Paul Simon : New York Voices : Sheet Music Collection : 35013544 : 747510033301

Darmon Meader : Loves Me Like A Rock

Arranger: Darmon Meader | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: New York Voices

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35013544


Loves Me Like A Rock : SATB : Greg Gilpin : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35028020 : 884088592509

Greg Gilpin : Loves Me Like A Rock

Paul Simon's fabulous '70s hit comes to choral life keeping true to its original sound. Optional tenor and soprano solos with backing chorus and gospel-style harmonies, all to a great shuffle-beat, will make this a performance gem for your mixed and men's choirs. Available: SATB; SAB; TTB; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028020 | Showtrax CD Available


Loves Me Like A Rock : SAB : Greg Gilpin : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35028021 : 884088592516

Greg Gilpin : Loves Me Like A Rock

Paul Simon's fabulous '70s hit comes to choral life keeping true to its original sound. Optional tenor and soprano solos with backing chorus and gospel-style harmonies, all to a great shuffle-beat, will make this a performance gem for your mixed and men's choirs. Available: SATB; SAB; TTB; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028021 | Showtrax CD Available


Loves Me Like A Rock : TTB : Greg Gilpin : Paul Simon : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35028022 : 884088592523

Greg Gilpin : Loves Me Like A Rock

Paul Simon's fabulous '70s hit comes to choral life keeping true to its original sound. Optional tenor and soprano solos with backing chorus and gospel-style harmonies, all to a great shuffle-beat, will make this a performance gem for your mixed and men's choirs. Available: SATB; SAB; TTB; StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Paul Simon Performed By: Paul Simon

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028022 | Showtrax CD Available

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