Mrs. Robinson chords

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# Minor in 4/4 time - 92 bpm
    Chords: F#m, F#, F#7, A, A7, B7, Bm, D, D/A, E, E7, F#7addD#
  • Easier: Capo on 2 and play in E Minor (relative minor to G Major)
    Chords with Capo on 2: Em, E, 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.
Simon and Garfunkel

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 Minor

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
(T) Thumb - optional in Intro. If you don't play the note, don't play the string  

 Right Handed Chord Tabs
         Em                E               E7                G                G7              A7 
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|-3-|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|---|---|
   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|-3-|---|
   G|---|---|---|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-3-|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-1-|---|
   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|-2-|---|   A|---|-2-|---|   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|-2-|---|   A|---|---|---|
   E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|-2-|   E|---|---|-3-|   E|---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3 

         Am                C               C/B               D/F#            D7/F#          E7addC#
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|-2-|---|   e|---|-3-|---|   e|---|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|-3-|---|
   G|---|-3-|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|-1-|---|---|
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|
   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|-3-|---|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|---|-2-|---|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|(T)|---|x  E|---|(T)|---|x  E|---|---|---| 
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3 

                                                     
Left Handed Chord Tabs
         Em                E               E7                G                G7              A7
   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |-3-|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|---|e
   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|-3-|---|B
   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G
   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-3-|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|-1-|---|D
   |---|-1-|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A   |---|-1-|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A   |---|---|---|A
   |---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E   |-2-|---|---|E   |-3-|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
     3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets
      
         Am                C               C/B             D/F#            D7/F#           E7addC#
   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|-2-|---|e   |---|-3-|---|e   |---|---|---|e
   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|-3-|---|B
   |---|-3-|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G
   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D
   |---|---|---|A   |-3-|---|---|A   |---|-3-|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A
  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|(T)|---|E  x|---|(T)|---|E   |---|---|---|E
     3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets

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 - Mrs. Robinson Sheet Music - available at Download Sheet Music at Musicnotes.comicon - Guitar Tab Guitar/Vocal - 10 pages - Digital Print - Simon & Garfunkel.
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