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9 Rock Songs Almost Ruined By Their Original Lyrics

#2. ‘Mrs. Robinson’ was originally ‘Mrs. Roosevelt’

'Mrs. Robinson' was originally 'Mrs. Roosevelt'

While filming The Graduate in 1967, director Mike Nichols turned his lonely eyes to “Sound of Silence” superstars Simon and Garfunkel, hoping to score a brand-new song for his movie’s soundtrack. Simon was too busy touring to write something from scratch—but he had been tinkering with a new tune called “Mrs. Roosevelt,” a tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt and the glorious past. Nichols didn’t care that the lyrics had nothing to do with his film, so long as Simon agreed to change the title to “Mrs. Robinson.” Source

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