'Homeward bound' is by American duo Simon & Garfunkel and was written by Paul Simon. The song was released on 19th January 1966 and peaked at no. 5 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100. It appears on their album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966).
Homeward Bound is no. 32 on my Top 60 Fingerpicking Songs of ALL TIME list. If you've not seen the list be sure to check it out and sign up to my weekly email lesson so you don't miss learning any of these great fingerstyle songs.
What's nice about this tune is that once you've gotten past the intro it's just a short verse, pre-chorus and chorus repeated three times. The song is just 2:29 minutes long and mostly uses the same fingerpicking pattern throughout.
- Capo 3rd
- Key - Bb
- Tuning - standard
- Tempo - 93 bpm
- Difficulty - Intermediate
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