Paul Simon Guitar Chords & Tablature: "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"

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ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD (Paul Simon)
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[Each chord is a full measure, except pairs of chords joined by hyphens
 (e.g., A - D) are one measure total.]
[It's played in A, but works just as well in G with a capo on 2.]
[In the intro, use xx7765 for A, xx7777 for D6, and xx0454 for E7.]
[In the chorus, Paul Simon plays A & B as barre chords at frets 5 & 7.]

A - D6  A - E    A - D6  A - E7    A - D6  A - E7    A - D6  A - E7
[intro, using only the high strings]

A - D   A - E    A - D   A - E     A - D   A - E
[intro, using open chords]

    A            A                        A                   D     D
The mama pajama rolled out of bed and she ran to the police station
         E                   E                     E                 A   A [stop]
When the papa found out he began to shout and he started the investigation
                 E     E                    A   A
It's against the law,    it was against the law
               E    E                     A   A    
What the mama saw,    it was against the law

    A                    A                        A                  D        D
The mama looked down and spit on the ground every time my name gets mentioned
    E                   E                       E                            A   A [stop]
The papa said "oy, if I get that boy, I'm gonna stick him in the house of detention"

               D     D                A            A
Well I'm on my way,    I don't know where Im going
          D     D                  A   -   B            E
I'm on my way,    I'm taking my time but I don't know where
           D     D                   A      A
Goodbye to Ro - sie, the queen of Corona
         A   -   G     D     -     E       A - D   A - E
See you, me, and Julio down by the school yard
         A   -   G     D     -     E       A - D   A - E
See you, me, and Julio down by the school yard

[whistling solo, same chords as chorus, with 6 extra beats of E at the end ("whoa-oh")]

     A                            A                     A                     D    D
In a couple of days they come and take me away, but the press let the story leak
             E                      E                       E                   A   A [stop]
And when the radical priest come to get me released, we was all on the cover of Newsweek

              D     D                A            A
And I'm on my way, I dont know where I'm going
          D     D                  A   -   B            E
I'm on my way, I'm taking my time but I dont know where
           D     D                   A      A
Goodbye to Ro - sie, the queen of Corona
         A   -   G     D     -     E       A - D   A - E
See you, me, and Julio down by the school yard
         A   -   G     D     -     E       A - D   A - E
See you, me, and Julio down by the school yard
         A   -   G     D     -     E       A - D   A - E
See you, me, and Julio down by the school yard

[repeat intro and fade on A-D-A-E]



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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