One-Trick Pony


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


Am7 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
Am7                 |    |
    He's a one-trick pony

             |                  |  |  |  |
 One trick is all that horse can do

        |D7          |    |
 He does    one trick only

                   |                 |Am7 |  |  |
 It's the principal source of his revenue

           |G             |D/F#
And when he steps into the spotlight

       |F                   |Bm7-5
You can feel the heat of his heart

           |Am7    |  |  |  |
Come rising through


Am7           |      |
    See how he dances

           |                  |    |  |  |  |
 See how he loops from side to side

D7           |       |
   See how he prances

            |                   |Am7  |  |  |
 The way his hooves just seem to glide

    |G               |D/F#               |F
He's just a one-trick pony (that's all he is)

      |Bm7-5                |Am7  |  |  |
But he turns that trick with pride


            |C        |    |
 He makes it   look so easy

C9            |     |
   He looks so clean

F              |       |F#dim     |
  He moves like God's immaculate machine

           |C/G    | 
He makes me  think about

         |E7/G#        |
All these extra moves I make

            |Am         |
And all this herky-jerky motion

       |C/Bb            |    
And the bag of tricks it takes

                 |F           |   |Bb9 |          |Am7 |  |  |  |
To get me through   my working day,      one-trick pony


Am7                 |    |
    He's a one-trick pony

          |              |     |  |  |
 He either fails or he succeeds

            |D7     |    |
He gives his    testimony

          |            |Am7  |  |  |
 Then he relaxes in the weeds

            |G              |D/F#    |
He's got one trick to last a lifetime

F           |Bm7-5     |Am7  |  |  |
  But that's all a pony needs


  |C       |     |
He looks so easy


C9            |     |
   He looks so clean

F              |       |F#dim     |
  He moves like God's immaculate machine

           |C/G    | 
He makes me  think about

         |E7/G#        |
All these extra moves I make

            |Am         |
And all this herky-jerky motion

       |C/Bb            |    
And the bag of tricks it takes

                 |F           |   |Bb9 |          |Am7 |  |  |  |
To get me through   my working day,      one-trick pony

Repeat and fade;
Am7 |  |  |  |



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