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............................. St. Judy's Comet ............................

Copyright  1973 Paul Simon

From Paul's 1984 12-City Solo Acoustic Tour.

Transcribed by John McGann.

Although this tab is specifically from the Columbia, MD show (8/2/1984),
it should match any of the 1984 shows fairly closely since they were very
similar shows.

(%) indicates a repeat of the previous TWO measures.


No capo  (see tuning info on main page)

    E7add9                            
e:|-----------------|--2--------------|-----------------------------------|
B:|-----3-----------|--------3--------|-----------------------------------|
G:|------------1----|------------1----|----------------(%)----------------|
D:|-----2---------2-|-----2---------2-|-----------------------------------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------------------|
E:|-0-------0-------|--0-------0------|-----------------------------------|

                                        Ooo,  little  sleepy  boy  do  you


  * E7add9   
e:|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B:|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G:|----------------(%)----------------|----------------(%)----------------|
D:|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A:|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E:|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

    know  what  time  it  is?                                       The
    ever  come  to  see  St.  Judy's  Comet  roll  across  the  skies


    E7add9                              Amaj7
e:|-----------------------------------|-----4-----------|--4--------------|
B:|-----------------------------------|------------2----|----------2------|
G:|----------------(%)----------------|---------------2-|-----2-------2---|
D:|-----------------------------------|-----2-----------|-------2-------2-|
A:|-----------------------------------|-0-------0-------|--0-------0------|
E:|-----------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    hour of your bedtime's long been    past                         And
    and leave a spray of diamonds in its wake                         I


    Am6               E/G#               F#m6    B7        E
e:|-----------------|------------0----|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|-----5-----------|-5----0----------|-----------------|-----------------|
G:|------------5----|----4------------|--2-------2------|--1-------2---4--|
D:|-----4---------4-|----2----------2-|-----1--------1--|-----0-----------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|----------2------|-----------------|
E:|-5-------5-------|-4-------4-------|--2--------------|--0-------2---4--|

   though I know .. fightin' it I can  tell ..  rub your eyes ..  fa - din'
   long  to  see  St.  Judy's  Comet  sparkle in your eyes  when  you   a -


    A                                   E7add9
e:|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|--2--------------|
B:|-----2-----------|--------2--------|-----3-----------|--------3--------|
G:|------------2----|----2-------2----|------------1----|------------1----|
D:|-----2---------2-|------2-------2--|-----2---------2-|-----2---------2-|
A:|-0-------0-------|-0--------0------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|--0-------0------|

   fast                        fadin'  fast
   wake                        when .. awake


    E7add9
e:|-----------------------------------|
B:|-----------------------------------|
G:|----------------(%)----------------|    For the second verse, return 
D:|-----------------------------------|    to * and repeat.
A:|-----------------------------------|
E:|-----------------------------------|

                      Won't you ever ..


Refrain (repeat once):

     Amaj7                              Am6
e:||-----4----------|--4--------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:||-----------2----|----------2------|-----5-----------|--5--------------|
G:||----------------|-----2-------2---|------------5----|-------5---------|
D:||-----2--------2-|-------2-------2-|-----4---------4-|-----4-------4---|
A:||-0------0-------|--0-------0------|-0-------0-------|--0-------0------|
E:||----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

               Little boy, little boy           Won't you  lay  your  body
               Little boy, little boy           Won't you close your sleepy


    E7
e:|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------------------||
B:|----0-----0------|-0-----0----0----|----------------------------------||
G:|----7-----7------|-7-----7----7----|----------------(%)---------------||
D:|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------------------||
A:|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------------------||
E:|-0-----0-----0---|-0--0----0----0--|----------------------------------||

   down?
   eyes?


    G#7sus                              C#m   G#m   E7      Bbm
e:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B:|----5-----5------|--5----------5---|-5-----4-----7---|---6-------------|
G:|----5-----5------|--5----------5---|-6-----4-----7---|---6-------------|
D:|-----------------|-----------------|-------------6---|---6-------------|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-4---------------|-----------------|
E:|-4-----4-----4---|--4--------------|-------4-----7---|---6-------------|

       Ain't nothin' flashin' but the  fire-flies


    A                                   E7add9
e:|-----0-----------|-0---------------|-----------------|--2--------------|
B:|------------2----|--------2--------|-----3-----------|--------3--------|
G:|---------------2-|----2-------2----|------------1----|------------1----|
D:|-----2---------2-|------2-------2--|-----2---------2-|-----2---------2-|
A:|-0-------0-------|-0--------0------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-----------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|--0-------0------|




    E7add9
e:|-----------------------------------|
B:|-----------------------------------|
G:|----------------(%)----------------|    For the third and fourth verses,
D:|-----------------------------------|    return to * and repeat.  Refrain
A:|-----------------------------------|    again after the fourth verse.
E:|-----------------------------------|

                               Well I


Ending:

    E7add9                            
e:|-----2-----------|--2--------------|-2---------------|-2---------------|
B:|------------3----|---------3-------|--------3--------|--------3--------|
G:|---------------1-|-----1-------1---|----1-------1----|----1-------1----|
D:|-----2---------2-|-------2-------2-|------2-------2--|------2-------2--|
A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E:|-0-------0-------|--0--------0-----|-0--------0------|-0--------0------|

       Ooo,  little sleepy boy do you  know  what  time   it  is?


    E7add9                                                          E7
e:|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B:|-----------------------------------|------------------------3----3-----|
G:|----------------(%)----------------|--------------(%)------------1-----|
D:|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------2-----|
A:|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------2-----|
E:|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------0-----|

                                                                (strum up)


Lyrics:

Ooo, little sleepy boy do you know what time it is?
The hour of your bedtime's long been past.
And though I know you're fightin' it, 
I can tell when you rub your eyes,
You're fadin' fast -- fadin' fast.

Won't you ever come see St. Judy's Comet roll across the skies,
And leave a spray of diamonds in it's wake?
I long to see St. Judy's Comet sparkle in your eyes when you awake,
Oh, when you wake awake.

Little boy, little boy,
Won't you lay your body down?
Little boy, little boy,
Won't you close your weary eyes?
Ain't nothin' flashin' but the fire-flies.

Well I sang it once, sang it twice, I'm gonna sing it three times more.
I'm gonna stay 'til your resistance is overcome.
'Cause if I can't sing my boy to sleep, 
You'll make your famous daddy look so dumb, look so dumb.

Won't you ever come see St. Judy's Comet roll across the skies,
And leave a spray of diamonds in it's wake?
I long to see St. Judy's Comet sparkle in your eyes when you awake,
Oh, when you wake awake.

Little boy,
Won't you lay your body down?
Little boy, little boy,
Won't you close your weary eyes?
Ain't nothin' flashin' but the fire-flies.

Ooo, little sleepy boy do you know what time it is?