Recorded on June 10, 1966, “Cloudy” was a dreamy pop tune on the duo’s third album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. It is one of three songs – along with “Red Rubber Ball” and “I Wish You Were Here” – that was co-penned by Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley of The Seekers. Simon (co-)wrote the song in 1965 during his folk circuit days in England.
My thoughts are scattered and they’re cloudy
They have no borders, no boundaries
They echo and they swell
From Tolstoy to Tinker Bell
Down from Berkeley to Carmel
Got some pictures in my pocket and a lot of time to kill
Hey, sunshine I haven’t seen you in a longtime
Why don’t you show your face and bend my mind?”
Taped broadcast is from one of their two Smother Brothers Comedy Hour appearances in 1967.
- Music fans debate the writing credits for Simon/Woodley songs
- Allmusic song review of “Cloudy”
- More Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme posts on the S&G Scrapbook