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Mr Bojangles

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By: Jerry Jeff Walker, 1968[1]



Performed: Neil Diamond

C Em Am F G
C Em Am Am F G
I knew a man Bojangles and he danced for you, in worn out shoes
C Em Am Am F G
With silver hair and ragged shirt and baggy pants, the old soft shoe
F Em Em7 Am D7 G7
He jumped so high, jumped so high, then he lightly touched down
 
C Em Am Am F G
I met him in a cell down in New Orleans,, I was down and out
C Em Am Am F G
He looked to me to be the eyes of age, as he spoke right out
F Em Em7 Am Am D7 G7
He talked of life, talked of life, he laughed slapped his leg a step
 
Am G G Am G G Am G G C
Mr Bojanges Mr Bojangles Mr Bojangles dance
 
C Em Am Am F G
He said his name Bojangles then he danced a lick, across the cell
C Em Am Am F G
He grabbed his pants for a better stance he jumped so high, and he clicked his heels
F Em Em7 Am Am D7 G7
He let go a laugh, let go a laugh, shook back his clothes all around
 
C Em Am Am F G
He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs, throughout the south
C Em Am Am F G
He spoke with tears of fifteen years how his dog and he, travelled about
F Em Em7 Am Am D7 G7
His dog up and died, he up and died, after twenty years he still greaved
 
Am G G Am G G Am G G C
Mr Bojanges Mr Bojangles Mr Bojangles dance
 
C Em Am Am F G
He said I dance now at every chance in honky tonks, for drinks and tips
C Em Am Am F G
But most of the time I spend behind these county bars, cause I drinks a bit
F Em Em7 Am Am D7 G7
He shook his head and as he shook his head, I heard someone ask please
 
Am G G Am G G Am G G C
Mr Bojanges Mr Bojangles Mr Bojangles go on and dance

Created 2010 Jun 08 10:41

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Page last modified on 2010 Jun 19 00:07

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