Paul Simon – Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (Official Video)
Lyrics: The mama pajama rolled out of bed And she ran to the police station When Ihe 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 Everytime 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 See you, me and Julio Down by the schootyard See you, me and Julio Down by the schoolyard Me and Julio down by the schoolyard
who claims responsibility for these green trees and blue grey sky in this copy wronged photo IN QUEENS NY ? — when is the last time any American US Citizen showed proof that any of his inventions were honored by the PATENT OFFICE in the UK pirate KINGDUMB … let’s see some proof of ongoing royalty payments … searching … no results for 30 years ! ooops ! … don’t let that discourage you from inventing things … just remember what happens when British Art Thieves start programming your brain to believe in things like small letter c’s with circles around them …. This thought is connected to The Queen of Corona … in a pure off the cuff ‘confection’ realm … keepdigging.thanks
According to: Trip Advisor ?
Simon said the song, released in 1972, was “pure confection” and had no meaning to real people or events. It’s just a catchy tune, and he said he got a laugh out of singing the lyrics. In other words, there is no Queen Rosie. She’s a queen only in song. Simon grew up in Queens and said using the name “Julio” sounded “like a typical neighborhood kid.”
That name would be especially typical in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, which The New York Times reports have the most immigrants from Latin America in Queens. And the name of the place itself is Spanish for crown. All very fitting.
Corona is New York City with a Spanish accent. You hear it on the street and read it on menus. And yes, you hear it in names that ring out on the schoolyard.
How to Get There ?
Corona is in north-central Queens, not far from Jackson Heights and Flushing. Northern Boulevard is on its northern boundary (easy to remember), with the Long Island Expressway on the south. Junction Boulevard forms the western boundary, and Corona meets Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on the east. Take the No. 7 subway, which stops at Junction Boulevard, 103rd Street-Corona Plaza and 111th Street. It takes about a half hour to get from Times Square to Corona on the No. 7. If you’re driving, Grand Central Parkway and the LIE make an easy connect.
The Corona Scene ?
Corona is dominated by multifamily housing, with older two- and three-family buildings shoulder-to-shoulder amid medium- and large-size apartment buildings. LeFrak City, built in the 1960s, has 20 high-rise apartments, a pool, playground, and shops. Housing costs in Corona are relatively less expensive than other neighborhoods in Queens.