Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard

Paul Simon

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Intro: A D A E

    A                                                        D
The mama pyjama rolled out of bed, and she ran to the police station
         E                                                            A
When the papa found out, he began to shout, and he started the investigation
                 E                       A
It's against the law, it was against the law
              E                       A
What the mama saw, it was against the law.
    A                                                               D
The mama looked down and spit on the ground every time my name gets mentioned
    E                                                                     A
The papa say "Oy, if I get that boy I'm gonna stick him in the house of detention."
                D                 A
Well, I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm goin',
          D                  A           B7         E
I'm on my way, I'm takin' my time, but I don't know where.
           D          E          A
Goodbye to Rosie, the Queen of Corona
         A      G     D           E           A D A E
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard
         A      G     D           E           A D A E
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard

Whistling Solo:
D | A | D | A B7 E | D E | A | A G D E | A D A E | A G D E | A D A E | E

     A                                                                     D
In a couple of days they come and take me away but the press let the story leak
             E                                                                    A
And when the radical priest come to get me released, we's all on the cover of Newsweek
              D                 A
And I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm goin',
          D                  A           B7         E
I'm on my way, I'm takin' my time, but I don't know where.
           D          E          A
Goodbye to Rosie, the Queen of Corona
         A      G     D           E           A D A E
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard
         A      G     D           E           A D A E
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard
         A      G     D           E           A D A E
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard