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# 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 in E Major with chords: E, Em, E7, G, G7, A7, Am, C, C/B, D, D7, E6
  • 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 including Guitar TAB for the Intro.

Mrs Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel

Capo on 2 if playing with the video

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
                E
Intro: 4/4 ‖         |    𝄎    |    𝄎    |    𝄎    ‖
                                                      2/4  4/4
     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)|
                         
                      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
        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
        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
        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
        Hey hey hey__ Hey hey hey |   𝄎   |... repeat to fade 


PS: A nice chord to end on is E6
    ... see what you think. 

🗝 E Major

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

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.
  • 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
Mrs. Robinson Intro Tab
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