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First Aid Kit Perform Beautiful Simon & Garfunkel 'America' Cover on 'Letterman'

by Carolyn Menyes   May 8, 2015 12:18 PM EDT

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David Letterman only has a small handful of The Late Show episodes left, and the longtime talk show host is getting sentimental with his final few musical guests. Last night (May 7), folk duo First Aid Kit appeared on the show to perform a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "America," and the reason why can help to melt even the coldest of hearts.

As Letterman explained, this particular song choice has a sweet meaning between himself and his son, Harry. "A couple weeks ago, Tracy Chapman was here and she sang 'Stand By Me,' the single by the late, great Ben E. King. We had that on because it's a wonderful song and he's been on the show many times, but it's also one of the songs that I used to sing to my son," Letterman explained. The other song that Letterman would sing to his son? Simon & Garfunkel's 1968 track "America."

To help bring those memories back to life and to the talk show, First Aid Kit brought their cover of "America" to the show, to complete the "musical one-two punch."

Wearing complimentary white lace outfits, First Aid Kit's Johanna and Klara Söderberg brought their acoustic guitar and stunning harmonies to the show, and well, it will make you feel some type of way.

After the performance, Letterman remarked that the performance was "just lovely" and means "a great deal to me."

Watch the beautiful "America" cover by First Aid Kit on The Late Show with David Letterman below:

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