Below is the sheet music for Bridge Over Troubled Water. Paul Simon, Eva Cassidy (also known as Eva Marie Cassidy), Roger Emerson, Charlotte Church, Audrey Snyder, Simon And Garfunkel, Lina Clifford, Aretha Franklin, Artists For Grenfell, Elvis Presley (also known as Elvis Aaron, The King of Rock and Roll), Art Garfunkel (also known as Arthur Ira Garfunkel, Artie Garr) is the writer of this ... Apr 25, 2018 · Paul Simon wrote this about providing comfort to a person in need. It started as a modest gospel hymn but became more dramatic as he put it together. Speaking in the documentary The Making of Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon said, "I have no idea where it came from. It came all of the sudden.