Paul Simon's
Paul Simon Frankfurt 2002

A Most Peculiar Man

ŠPaul Simon, released on The Paul Simon Songbook, 1965


He was a most peculiar man

That's what Mrs. Reardon says

and she should know

She lived upstairs from him

She said he was a most peculiar man


He was a most peculiar man

He lived all alone within a house

Within a room, within himself

A most peculiar man


He had no friends, he seldom spoke

And no one in turn ever spoke to him

'Cause he wasn't friendly and he didn't


And he wasn't like them

O, no-o-o!

He was a most peculiar man


He died last Saturday...

He turned on the gas! and he went to sleep!

With the windows closed!

So he'd never wake up!

To his silent world!

and his tiny room!

And Mrs. Reardon says he has a brother somewhere!


Who should be notified so-oo-oon...


And all the people said,

What a shame that he's dead,

But wasn't he a most peculiar man?