"Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" as written by and Paul Simon....
Mama pajama rolled out of bed, she ran to the police station
When the cop found out, he began to shout, he started the investigation
And it's against the law, it was against the law
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
Well I'm on my way, I don't know where I'm going
I'm on my way, taking my time, but I don't know where

Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona
Seeing me and Julio down by the schoolyard
Seeing me and Julio down by the schoolyard

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 going
But I'm on my way, taking my time, but I don't know where

Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona
Seeing me and Julio down by the schoolyard
Seeing me and Julio down by the schoolyard
Seeing me and Julio down by the schoolyard


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"Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentYeah I love this song but I've never had any idea what it's about. Grafitti or alcohol abuse you say? Huh... I don't get who's parents it's talking about. I love the sound of it though. Simon and Garfunkel are amazing.
    cassadagaon July 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Rosie, the Queen of Corona" is probably referring to the neighbourhood Corona, in Queens and not the beer.

    Paul Simon was asked about this song in an interview in Rolling Stone magazine, in 1972. The interviewer asked "what was it that the mama saw?" and Simon replied, "I have no idea what it is... Something sexual is what I imagine, but when I say 'something', I never bothered to figure out what it was. Didn't make any difference to me."
    tekenduison September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPity comment, lol... Not much to say, except that corona is an alcoholic beverage.
    Empathyon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits abour grafitti or alcohol abuse.
    destinytomorrowon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd always imagined pot, but my sister thought it was about gay sex (not suggesting paul simon was gay)
    Amouse1on September 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti had always thought this song was about a girl who was caught going out with a boy (julio), probably older that's why it was against the law. also the gay sex version sounds very logic to me, but none of those explain what does Rosie, the Queen of Corona has to do with it.

    Anyway, we already heard garfunkel saying not even him knows, so we are free to imagine whatever we want.
    dado507on October 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think people should take it for all it's worth..."nothing" it was a great song... remember the time it was written..... Take it for face value........
    Roll a fatty enjoy the song and move right into Peter paul and mary... Puff the magic dragon..
    Alot of people think it was about homosexualality however it might have been looked down on by 99 percent of the people it would not have got ya stuck in jail.... moma seen somthing going on, cops got them, it was all over newsweek after the release... I would venture it was drugs... but Paul says everyone has to come tho their own thought of what was seen and what was done....

    Peace...
    Matador64on March 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWas not about gay people
    whyicryon September 20, 2014   Link
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    Song FactHere's a song fact, an aural word-math equation
    (with a rounding error).

    RoMeo and Juliet
    (goodbye to) Ro.....o............sie
    Me and Julio


    Further, the only "House of Detention" in NYC history was a women's prison, located at 10 Greenwich Avenue, from 1932-1974
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    christian1on May 12, 2015   Link

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