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What were Me and Julio doing down by the schoolyard?

Updated on July 13, 2012

What were Me and Julio doing down by the schoolyard?

It was against the law. That much we know. But, what exactly were Me and Julio doing down by the schoolyard. Were we fighting, protesting, kissing? It had to be something considerable to cause Mama to go to the police, a radical priest to get involved, and must have been significant to make the cover of Newsweek.

What do you think Me and Julio were doing? What's your theory?

Stephen Colbert Questioned Paul Simon

On a recent episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert interviewed Paul Simon, making a point to ask about exactly what Julio was doing down my the schoolyard. Paul's response, "I would never tell".

Watch the video here

Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard

Lyrics to Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard

Title: Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard

Written By: Paul Simon

Year: 1971

Original Album: Paul Simon

LYRICS:

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

Seeing me and Julio

Down by the schoolyard

See you, me and Julio

Down by the schoolyard

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

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

See you, me and Julio

Down by the schoolyard

See you, me and Julio

Down by the schoolyard

See you, me and Julio

Down by the schoolyard

Album: Paul Simon - By: Paul Simon

Paul Simon
Paul Simon

This is Paul Simon's first album without Art Garfunkel. This remastered version features both the album version and the demo version of Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard.

The eclectic musicians on this cd give a hint to how Simon's solo career will go with a group of great songs.

 

Do you think this song is about homosexuality? - (Rude comments will be removed. Keep it clean and polite)

Do you think this song is about homosexuality?

Sesame Street?

Paul Simon sings Me and Julio with a little girl on Sesame Street. This is a fun, albeit awkward, rendition where the little girl makes up her own lyrics.

(Personally I think Paul should have just let her sing the whole thing)

Do you have any thoughts on what this song means? What were they doing? Does it even matter what they were doing? Toward the end of the song, were we with him and Julio down by the schoolyard?

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    • Valerie Bloom profile image

      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I always liked that clip from Sesame Street!

    • FloridaDino profile image

      FloridaDino 5 years ago

      Good idea for a lens, enjoyed it.

    • emmakeynes profile image

      emmakeynes 5 years ago

      I don't really care what it's about - I just love this song! Cool lens, though.

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 9 years ago from Canada

      That song was just right this afternoon for my mood. I must say that it seems like an odd song to have visited Sesame Street with...

      Brenda

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      GoodInfo LM 9 years ago

      Aww..... I tried to load the video and it's linked to an error message saying it's no longer available. This is a fun and original lens, nonetheless. As for what Julio et al were doing down by the schoolyard, I always believed Paul Simon himself had no clue - the fun for him was most likely in instigating the guessing! Five Stars!