Hehe, Yes' fixation with 60s folk songs...
LOL Yes... I read in one of the many biographies on the band that that was a typical airy-fairy Anderson-tic, right from the start. I have a seen a quote from one of the other band members (wouldn't at all be surprised if it was Chris) that he'd always come up with god-awful cheeky stuff, actually forcing
the rest of the guys to make it into a full-fledged Yes Symphony.
Needless to tell, in most cases they managed. At least in the first ten years of their career.
America is a great song. I used to listen to Simon and Garfunkel a lot when I was a kid.
I still do. Simon was (not so sure about 'IS'
) an awesome composer who came up with a lot of fantastic tunes.