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Intro: A D A E

    A
The 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
and he started the investigation


                 E
It s against the law;
                   A
it was against the law
              E
What the mama saw;
                   A
it was against the law


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


               D
Well I m on my way;
             A
I don t know where I m going
          D                  A
I m on my way, I m taking my time;
      B7         E
but I don t know where
           D          G          A
Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona
       A      G
Seeing me and Julio,
D           E     A D A E
down by the schoolyard
       A      G
Seeing me and Julio,
D           E     A D A E
down by the schoolyard

Interlude -x4-: A  D  A  E

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


               D
Well I m on my way;
             A
I don t know where I m going
          D                  A
I m on my way, I m taking my time;
      B7         E
but I don t know where
           D          G          A
Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona
       A      G
Seeing me and Julio,
D           E     A D A E
down by the schoolyard
       A      G
Seeing me and Julio,
D           E     A D A E
down by the schoolyard
       A      G
Seeing me and Julio,
D           E     A D A E
down by the schoolyard

Outro -x4-: A  D  A  E
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8 Comments

  1. E is way easier if you use your thumb on the G string, pointer on A string on 2nd fret, and middle on C string on 4th fret

  2. The lick at the start and interlude: take the regular A chord with pink on 4th fret of E snare, D chord with pink on 5th, A with 4th, E7. Takes some practice though, but its the cherry on the pie.

  3. bcontheroad

    This song goes by so fast you can leave out the hard chord changes. Try leaving out the B7’s and the G when singing Queen and the Julio’s. Sounds perfectly fine and sooo much easier! Also, +3 is the super duper easy chords.

  4. Take it down -2 to avoid the E… Love yourself

  5. Sitting Duck

    Hi – For years I thought the chorus went… seeing me and Julio down by the school yard. But, when I went to learn this on the Uke, I discovered the lyric is actually; “See you, me and Julio down by the school yard.” I researched it well and that’s the correct lyric. Peace.

  6. Ronnoceel

    I usually use E7 for this song because it’s a lot easier than this E for these chords, without much difference in sound.

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