Roberta Flack, chanteuse de soul et de jazz, avait à son répertoire un certain nombre de morceaux issus de la tradition Folk. Elle a ainsi enregistré des chansons de Bob Dylan ou d’Ewan McColl. La voici dans le Bridge Over Troubled Water de Paul Simon, l’un des principaux succès de Simon & Garfunkel, dont elle donne une interprétation particulièrement originale.

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED 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