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SLIP SLIDING AWAY
Chorus:
C Am
Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
C G F G C
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away

Am C
Whoah and I know a man, he came from my hometown
F Fm
He wore his passion for his woman like a thorny crown
C Am
He said Dolores, I live in fear
C G F G C
My love for you's so overpowering, I'm afraid that I will disappear
chorus
I know a woman, (who) became a wife
These are the very words she uses to describe her life
She said a good day ain't got no rain
She said a bad day is when I lie in the bed
And I think of things that might have been
chorus
And I know a father who had a son
He longed to tell him all the reasons for the things he'd done
He came a long way just to explain
He kissed his boy as he lay sleeping
Then he turned around and he headed home again
chorus
Whoah God only knows, God makes his plan
The information's unavailable to the mortal man
We're workin' our jobs, collect our pay
Believe we're gliding down the highway, when in fact we're slip sliding away
chorus repeats 2x


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ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD
G C
Mama pyjama rolled outta bed, she ran to the police station
D G
When the cop found out, he began to shout, he started the investigation
D G
And it's against the law, it was against the law
D G
What what mama saw, it was against the law
Mama looked down and spit on the ground ever time her name gets mentioned
The cop said oy, if I get that boy
I'm gonna stick him in the house of detention
C G
Well I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm goin'
C G A D
I'm on my way, takin' my time, but I don't know where
C G
Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona
F C D G C G D
Seein' me and Julio down by the schoolyard
F C D G C G D
Seein' me and Julio down by the schoolyard
(Instrumental break)
In a couple of days they're gonna take me away
When the press let the story leak
Now when the radical breach comes to get me released
Appears all on the cover of Newsweek
And I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm goin'
But I'm on my way, takin' my time, but I don't know where
Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona
Seein' me and Julio down by the schoolyard
Seein' me and Julio down by the schoolyard
Seein' me and Julio down by the schoolyard
Acknowledge-To:
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
by Paul Simon
Intro: A D | A E | A D | A E |
A
Mama Pajama rolled out of bed
D
and she ran to the police station
E
When the papa found out he began to shout
A D A
and that's what started the investigation
E A
But it's against the law, it was against the law
E A
What the mama saw, was against the law
Well the mama looks down and she spit on the ground
Every time my name gets mentioned
And the papa says "Oy, when I get that boy
I'm gonna stick him in the house of detention!"
D A
And I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm going
D A B E
I'm on my way, takin' my time but I don't know where
D A
Goodbye to Rosie, 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
See you, me, and Julio down by the schoolyard
break: D |D |A |A |D |D |A B|E |D |D
A |A |A G |D E | A D | A E |A G |D E | A D | A E |
In a couple of days they come and take me away
But the press let the story leak
And when the radical priest come and get me released
We's all on the cover of Newsweek.
And I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm going
I'm on my way, takin' my time but I don't know where
Goodbye to Rosie, Queen of Corona
See you, me, and Julio down by the schoolyard
See you, me, and Julio down by the schoolyard
Note: intro pattern can be played using a D6 instead of D. If so,
play the intro as follows.
A = |x07655|
D6= |xx7777|
E = |xxx454|
This song also works well if one guitar plays in A as described and
the other capos 2 and plays in G.
From: Harlan L Thompson
ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD- Paul Simon
G/D A/D G/D D (rpt)
G C
Mama pajama rolled outta bed, she ran to the police station
D
When the papa found out
G
he began to shout and started the investigation
D G
It's against the law, it was against the law
D G
What what mama saw, it was against the law
The mama look down and spit on the ground
Every time my name gets mentioned
The papa said "oy, if I get that boy
I'm gonna stick him in the house of detention"
CHORUS:
C G
Well I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm goin'
C G A D
I'm on my way, takin' my time, but I don't know where
C F G
Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona
F C/E D G C G D
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard
F C/E D G C G D
Seein' me and Julio down by the schoolyard
(Instrumental break)
In a couple of days they come and take me away
But the press let the story leak
And when the radical priest come to get me released
We was all on the cover of Newsweek ...CHORUS
G F C/E D G C G D
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard


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You can call me Al

G D
A man walks down the street,
C D
he says why am I soft in the middle now,
G D
why am I soft in the middle,
C D
the rest of my life is so hard,
G D
I need a photo-opportunity,
C D
I want a shot at redemption,
G D
dont want to end up a cartoon,
C D
in a cartoon graveyard,
G D
bonedigger, bonedigger,
C D
dogs in the moonlight,
G D C D
far away my well-lit door,
G D
Mr. Beerbelly, Beerbelly,
C D
get these mutts away from me,
G D C D
you know I don't find this stuff amusing anymore.
G D
If youll be my bodyguard
C D G D C D
I can be your long lost pal,
G D
I can call you Betty,
C D
and Betty when you call me
G D C D
you can call me Al.
A man walks down the street,
he says why am I short of attention,
got a short little span of attention,
and wo my nights are so long,
wheres my wife and family,
what if I die here,
wholl be my role-model,
now that my role-model is
gone, gone,
he ducked back down the alley
with some roly-poly little bat-faced girl,
all along, along
there were incidents and accidents,
there were hints and allegations.
If youll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal,
I can call you Betty,
and Betty when you call me
G D C D
you can call me Al,
G D C D
call me Al.
A man walks down the street,
its a street in a strange world,
maybe its the Third World,
maybe its his first time around,
he doesnt speak the language,
he holds no currency,
he is a foreign man,
he is surrounded by
the sound, the sound,
cattle in the marketplace,
scatterlings and orphanages,
he looks around, around,
he sees angels in the architecture,
spinning in infinity,
he says Amen and Hallelujah!
If youll be my bodyguard...


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Paul Simon

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