Trying to Solve a Decades-Old Musical Mystery:
What crime was committed
in the 1972 Simon & Garfunkel song
‘Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard’
Let’s look in on a likely police report from that fateful day:
Scene of Crime: schoolyard, unnamed
Time: possibly morning, given witness attire
Primary Witness: claims to be mother of perp
Description of Witness: pajamas; hair tousled, possible bed-head
Immediate Reactions by Family: shouting, spitting; threats of juvenile detention.
Court Advocate: priest, unnamed, possibly Catholic, alleged radical
Media Attention: cover of Newsweek
Alleged Crime: UNKNOWN
Duration of Incarceration: 2 days
Whereabouts of suspect: In transit, unknown destination
Last seen by: “Rosie” (aka: Queen of Corona), suspected accomplice
Secondary Witness: P.Simon, songwriter, wanted for further questioning
Secondary Witness Statement: “I just like saying the name Julio.”
© 2014 KJH
2 thoughts on “Box of Records”
I have most likely sung ‘Me & Julio’ with you in my front parlor aka the music room. I feel that qualifies me to at least give this a go…
The true crime: Growing up.
(In my humble opinion, of course.)
Interesting hypothesis! I like it.