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Paul Simon has now revealed that reason behind the 'Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?' lyric in Mrs. Robinson.
Simon told Fran Healy for MSG's 'The Game 365 that the lyrics came to him out of nowhere and he never expected that he will have to explain its meaning to DiMaggio himself, the New York Post reported.
Simon also recalled being in a restaurant where DiMaggio was also present. He said that he gathered up his nerve to go over and introduce himself and say, 'Hi, I'm the guy that wrote "Mrs. Robinson,"?' and he said 'Yeah, sit down .?.?. why'd you say that? I'm here, everyone knows I'm here.' Simon replied that he didn't mean it that way, and meant that where were the great heroes now?
After hearing the answer, DiMaggio was left flattered.