Late In The Evening


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "One Trick Pony."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


    Bb               
The first thing I remember

                  
I was lying in my bed

                      
I couldn't of been no more

            F         
Than one or two

   Bb                      
I remember there's a radio

                       
Comin' from the room next door

       
And my mother laughed

                    F        
The way some ladies do

          C             
When it's late in the evening

                        F             
And the music's seeping through


    Bb              
The next thing I remember

                      
I am walking down the street

            
I'm feeling all right

                              F                  
I'm with my boys, I'm with my troops, yeah

    Bb                  
And down along the avenue

                               
Some guys were shooting pool

      
And I heard the sound

              F                  
Of a cappella groups, yeah

        C             
Singing late in the evening

                             F                  
And all the girls out on the stoops, yeah


       Bb                    
Then I learned to play some lead guitar

                       
I was underage in this funky bar

                                        F         
And I stepped outside to smoke myself a "J"

    Bb                           
And when I came back to the room

                      
Everybody just seemed to move

                                           F          
And I turned my amp up loud and I began to play

           C                   
And it was late in the evening

                      F            
And I blew that room away

Instrumental:
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Bb           F           


C            F        


    Bb               
The first thing I remember

                      
When you came into my life

                 
I said I'm gonna get that girl

                 F        
No matter what I do

       Bb                  
Well I guess I'd been in love before

                         
And once or twice I been on the floor

                     
But I never loved no one

             F              
The way that I loved you

           C                   
And it was late in the evening

                           F                                        
 And all the music seeping through


Instrumental:
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Bb           F           


C            F     


Repeat and fade:

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