Song Lyric Sunday – School

This week, Jim Adams has challenged us with School/Books/Learning for his Spring Break Song Lyric Sunday prompt. I hope you like my choice of Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”. The song was written by Simon and recorded in 1972. He made a video for this song in 1988 that showed him playing basketball with some school kids on a playground. The video has a rap intro by Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane, and a cameo by baseball legend Mickey Mantle, who lip-synchs the chorus. At the end of the video, NFL Hall-of-Famer John Madden is shown giving tips to the young players. Paul Simon is a big Yankees fan.

Enjoy your Sunday!





Lyrics

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

The mama pajama rolled out of bed
And she ran to the police station
When the papa found out he began to shout
And he started the investigation
 
It's against the law
It was against the law
What the mama saw
It was against the law
 
The mama looked 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"
 
Well I'm on my way
I don't know where I'm going
I'm on my way
I'm taking 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
 
Whoa, in a couple 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
 
And I'm on my way
I don't know where I'm going
I'm on my way
I'm taking 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
 
Songwriters: Paul Simon

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard lyrics
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  12 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – School

  1. March 17, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Such a catchy tune!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 17, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      Yes it is! I’ve always liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. March 17, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Not one of my favourite Paul Simon songs, but it does fit!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 17, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes it does!

  3. March 17, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Christine that video was fabulous, thanks for sharing it.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 17, 2019 at 11:10 am

      I enjoyed looking for it Jim. I lived the Mickey Mantle cameo Lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. March 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed this one. Now the tune is going to be stuck in my head for a bit.

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle
    Literary Gold

    • Christine Bolton
      March 17, 2019 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks Mary. I’ve been so busy today, I haven’t checked out all the songs. Always look forward to yours ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. March 17, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    One of the few Paul Simon songs I like without Garfunkel. Great choice for the prompt.

  6. March 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    2nd try on comment. 1st one eaten and my likes aren’t working ๐Ÿ™ One of the few Paul Simon songs I like without Garfunkel. Good choice for the prompt

    • Christine Bolton
      March 17, 2019 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I did get your other comment too ๐Ÿ™‚

      • March 17, 2019 at 10:50 pm

        You are welcome. My WP is all messed up. A post I just published is in tiny print. Curiouser and curious ๐Ÿ™

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