Mrs. Robinson chords & lyrics

by Simon & Garfunkel

  • Mrs. Robinson was written by Paul Simon. The single was recorded Feb 2, 1968 and released on April 5, 1968 from the album Bookends.
  • Music: F# Major in 4/4 time - 92 bpm
    Chords: F#, F#m, F#7, A, A7, B7, Bm, D, D/A, E, E7, F#7addD#
  • Easier: Play in E Major - capo on 2 if playing with the video.
  • Chords in E Major: E, Em, E7, G, G7, A7, Am, C, C/B, D, D7, E7addC#
  • Alternative Voicings: In the Intro, D and D7 can be played as D/F# and D7/F# respectively (lead with F# bass note - 6th string, 2nd fret - use your thumb if possible)... all charts below.

Mrs Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel

Capo on 2nd fret if playing with the video
Intro: 4/4 
   |    E     |    E   |    E     |    E   | 
                                                     2/4
   |    E                                         |  E7  |           
    Dee, de de de  de_ de  de de de_ de   de de de   
                                                     
   | A7                             |    -    |             
     Doo, do do do  do_ do  do do  do_

                                        2/4                       4/4
    |D                  G              | C       C/B       | Am   |
       Dee, de de de  de_ de  de de  de  de  de  de  de  de__        
       
   | E  -  E7 |   D7   |
                    (And here's to you)  
                         
                       G        Em
Chorus: And here's to you, Mrs. Rob-in-son
        G                 Em                 C            D7
        Je-sus loves you more than you will know__ Wo, wo wo
                        G          Em
        God bless you please, Mrs. Rob-in-son
         G               Em                  C
        Heav-en holds a place for those who pray
                Am             E   |   E   |
        Hey hey hey__ Hey hey hey

         E7
1. We'd like to know a little bit about you for our files
         A7
   We'd like to help you learn to help your-self
 D7                  G               C              Am
   Look a-round you all you see are sym-pa-the-tic eyes
  E                              D7
   Stroll a-round the grounds un-til you feel at home


                       G        Em
Chorus: And here's to you, Mrs. Rob-in-son
        G                 Em                 C            D7
        Je-sus loves you more than you will know__ Wo, wo wo
                        G          Em
        God bless you please, Mrs. Rob-in-son
         G               Em                  C
        Heav-en holds a place for those who pray
                Am             E   |   E   |
        Hey hey hey__ Hey hey hey

 E7
2. Hide it in a hid-ing place where no one ev-er goes
 A7
   Put it in your pant-ry with your cup-cakes
 D7                G                C              Am
   It's a lit-tle sec-ret just the Rob-in-sons af-fair
  E                            D7
   Most of all, you've got to hide it from the kids

                    G         Em
Chorus: Coo coo ca-choo, Mrs. Rob-in-son
        G                 Em                 C            D7
        Je-sus loves you more than you will know__ Wo, wo wo
                        G          Em
        God bless you please, Mrs. Rob-in-son
         G               Em                  C
        Heav-en holds a place for those who pray
                Am             E   |   E   |
        Hey hey hey__ Hey hey hey

 E7
3. Sit-ting on a so-fa on a Sun-day af-ter-noon
 A7
   Go-ing to the can-di-dates' de-bate
 D7                   G              C                   Am
   Laugh a-bout it, shout a-bout it when you've got to choose
  E                               D7
   Ev-'ry way you look at it you lose

                        G           Em
Chorus: Where have you gone, Joe Di Mag-gi-o?
          G                  Em              C           D7
        A na-tion turns its lone-ly eyes to you__ Woo, woo woo
                         G        Em
        What's that you say, Mrs. Rob-in-son?
         G               Em              C
       "Jolt-in Joe has left and gone a-way?"
                Am             E   |   E   |  
        Hey hey hey__ Hey hey hey...        repeat to fade 

        
PS: A nice chord to end on is EaddC# (E with an added 6th)
    ... see what you think. 

E Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
B: Bass Note
T: Thumb

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Guitar Tab Intro

Please Note:
  • Symbols in brackets represent chord names with respect to a guitar with a capo on the 2nd fret. (Tab 0 = 2nd fret).
  • Symbols above brackets represent the actual chords without a capo.
  • Full Guitar Tab available at Musicnotes.com - Guitar Tab/Guitar/Vocal - 10 pages - Digital Print - Simon & Garfunkel.
Mrs. Robinson Intro Tab
Back to 60's Music

Contact Me


 RSS Icon