I Know What I Know


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "Graceland."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


C F G  C F G  C

F     G    
  She looked me over


And I guess she thought

      C 
I was all right

F     G                    
  All right in a sort of a limited way

       C  
For an off-night

F          G            
  She said don't I know you

                           C
From the cinematographer's party?

F        G
  I said who am I

                    C
To blow against the wind?


  F           G
I know what I know

                 C
I'll sing what I said

   F           G
We come and we go


That's a thing that I keep

       C  
In the back of my head

  F           G
I know what I know

                 C
I'll sing what I said

   F           G
We come and we go


That's a thing that I keep

       C              F G  C F G  C 
In the back of my head




F                  G    
  She said there's something about you

                          C 
That really reminds me of money

F             G                    
  She was the kind of a girl


Who could say things that

             C  
Weren't that funny

F        G            
  I said what does that mean

                       C
I really remind you of money?

F          G
  She said who am I

                    C
To blow against the wind?


  F           G
I know what I know

                 C
I'll sing what I said

   F           G
We come and we go


That's a thing that I keep

       C  
In the back of my head

  F           G
I know what I know

                 C
I'll sing what I said

   F           G
We come and we go


That's a thing that I keep

       C              F G  C F G  C 
In the back of my head



F     G    
  She moved so easily

                         C 
All I could think of was sunlight

F        G                    
  I said aren't you the woman

                         C  
Who was recently given a Fulbright?

F          G            
  She said don't I know you

                           C
From the cinomatagrapher's party

F        G
  I said who am I

                    C
To blow against the wind?



  F           G
I know what I know

                 C
I'll sing what I said

   F           G
We come and we go


That's a thing that I keep

       C  
In the back of my head

  F           G
I know what I know

                 C
I'll sing what I said

   F           G
We come and we go


That's a thing that I keep

       C              F G  C F G  C 
In the back of my head



Repeat and fade:

  F           G    C 
I know what I know

  F           G    C 
I know what I know  


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