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................................ At the Zoo ...............................

Copyright  1967 Paul Simon

From the Miami University concert, 1969.

Transcribed by John McGann.

This song really moves so hold on.

% indicates a repeat of the previous measure.


Capo 3rd fret  (see tuning info on main page)

     Amaj7
e:|--4----4---4---4-|----4-------4----|--4----4---4---4-|----4-------4----|
B:|--2--------------|--------2--------|--2--------------|--------2--------|
G:|--2--2-------2---|------2-------2--|--2--2-------2---|------2-------2--|
D:|--2--------------|-----------------|--2--------------|-----------------|
A:|--0------0-------|--0-------0------|--0------0-------|--0-------0------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  *  Amaj7                              A7
e:|--4----4---4---4-|----4-------4----|---3-------3-----|-----------------|
B:|--2--------------|--------2--------|-------2-------2-|-----------------|
G:|--2--2-------2---|------2-------2--|-----2-------2---|--------%--------|
D:|--2--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:|--0------0-------|--0-------0------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

        Something tells me  ...  at the zoo


    D7                                   G                 Em
e:|---2-------2-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-------1p0-----0-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------0-----|
G:|-----2-------2---|--------%--------|--------0--------|-------0-------0-|
D:|-0-------0-------|-----------------|-----0-----------|-----2-------2---|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|--3--------3--2--|--0------0-------|

                I do believe it                I do  be - lieve it's true                                 


     Em            
e:|-----------------|
B:|----0------------|
G:|--------0--------|
D:|------2----------|
A:|-----------------|
E:|--0-------0--2---|



Repeat these four measures once:

      G          +     G                 Em          +     Em
e:||-------3--3--3--|-----------------|--------------0--|----------------||
B:||-------0--0--0--|-----------0---0-|--------------0--|----------------||
G:||-------0--0--0--|--strum----0---0-|--------------0--|--strum---------||
D:||-----X----0--0--|-----------0---0-|-----X--2-----2--|----------------||
A:||----------------|-----------------|-----------2--2--|----------------||
E:||--3-------3--3--|---------3---2---|--0--------0--0--|---------0---2--||

     Mmm mmm mmm ...         Mmm mmm    mmm ...                   (It's a)


    G                  Em               G                  Em         
e:|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-------0--------|
B:|-----0-0---------|------0-0--------|-----0-0----------|---0-1-0--------|
G:|-----0-0---0-----|------0----------|-----0-0----0-----|---0-0-0--------|
D:|---0-------0---0-|----2------------|---0--------0---0-|----------------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|----------------|
E:|-3-------3---2---|--0--------0---2-|-3--------3---2---|-0--------0---2-|

   light & tum ble    journey from the East side to the   park     Just a


    G                 Em                 D
e:|-----------------|-----0-0---------|----2----------3-|---2--0--2-------|
B:|-----0-0---------|-----0-0---0-----|----3-3--------3-|---3--3--3-------|
G:|-----0-0---0-----|-----0-0---0---2-|--2-2-2--strum-2-|---2--2--2-strum-|
D:|---0-------0---0-|---2-------2-0---|--0-0-0--------0-|---0--0--0-------|
A:|-----------------|-------------0---|--0--------------|-----------------|
E:|-3-------3---2---|-0-------0-------|--2--------------|-----------------|

   fine and fancy    ramble  to  the    zoo


     G5                Em                G5                Em
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|-----muted-strum-|-----muted-strum-|-----muted-strum-|-----muted-strum-|
D:|--5--------------|-----------------|--5--------------|-----------------|
A:|--5--------------|--2--------------|--5--------------|--2--------------|
E:|--3--------------|--0--------------|--3--------------|--0--------------|

       But you can ... crosstown bus ... raining or it's  cold and the 


     G5                Em             
e:|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|-----muted-strum-|-----muted-strum-|
D:|--5--------------|-----------------|
A:|--5--------------|--2--------------|
E:|--3--------------|--0--------------|

    animals will       love it if you


Repeat these four measures once:

      Asus4
e:||--2-------------|-----------------|--0----0-------0-|------------0---||
B:||--2-------------|-----------------|--0--------0-----|-----0----------||
G:||--2----strum----|---%-----strum---|--0--0-------0---|-------0------0-||
D:||--2-------------|-----------------|--0------0-------|--0-------0-----||
A:||--0-------------|-----------------|--0--------------|----------------||
E:||----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||

      do                      If you do  now    


At this point, return to * and repeat.


After "And the zookeeper is very fond of":

     G      C          Em
e:|-----3-3-3-------|-----------------|
B:|--0--0-0-1-0-0---|--0-0-1-0--------|
G:|--0--0-0-0-0-0---|--0-0-0-0--strum-|
D:|--0--0-0-2-0-0-0-|--2-2-2-2--------|
A:|-----------------|--2-2-2-2--------|
E:|--3--3-3-3-3-3-2-|--0-0-0-0--------|

    rum


For the "Zebras are reactionaries" verse, alternate G and Em seven times:

    G                  Em                 G       Em         
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-------|-------|
B:|-----0-0---------|------0-0--------|-------|-------|
G:|-----0-0---0-----|------0----------|---%---|---%---| X14 measures total
D:|---0-------0---0-|----2------------|-------|-------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-------|-------|
E:|-3-------3---2---|--0--------0--2--|-------|-------|

   Zebras  are  re  - action  - aries ...


Ending:

     G           G7 (strummed high to low)
e:|--3---3---3---1--|
B:|--0---0---0---0--|
G:|--0---0---0---0--|
D:|--0---0---0---0--|
A:|--------------2--|
E:|--3---3---3---3--|

 ... zoo


Lyrics:

Something tells me it's all happening at the zoo.
I do believe it.
I do believe it's true.

It's a light and tumble journey,
From the East side to the park;
Just a fine and fancy ramble,
To the zoo.

But you can take the crosstown bus,
If it's raining or it's cold,
And the animals will love it if you do,
If you do now.

Something tells me it's all happening at the zoo.
I do believe it.
I do believe it's true.

The monkeys stand for honesty,
Giraffes are insincere,
And the elephants are kindly but they're dumb.
Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages,
And the zookeeper is very fond of rum.

Zebras are reactionaries,
Antelopes are missionaries,
Pigeons plot in secrecy,
And hamsters turn on frequently.
What a gas!  You gotta come and see.
At the zoo.  At the zoo.  At the zoo.