Cover Alert | First Aid Kit Covers Simon & Garfunkel

Last night Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit treated viewers of the Late Show With David Letterman to a sweet cover of “America” by Simon & Garfunkel. The harmonizing sisters –Johanna Söderberg and Klara Söderberg -were backed by a string section and grand piano, with Klara adding acoustic guitar to the song that first appeared on the 1968 album Bookends

Prior to the performance, which was one of the final prior to Letterman’s planned retirement on May 20, he explained that when his son Harry was a baby and being rocked to go to sleep, Dave would commonly sing two songs: “Stand By Me,” which Tracy Chapman recently performed on the show, and “America,” the song covered last night. 

Watch First Aid Kit’s rendition of Harry’s lullaby: