CEm/BAm
 I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told
 G
I have squandered my resistance
 G7GC
For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises
 AmGF
All lies and jest, still a man hears what he wants to hear
 CGFEmC
And disregards the rest    

 CEm/BAm
When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a boy
 G
In the company of strangers
 G7GC
In the quiet of a railway station, running scared
 AmGF
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
 C
Where the ragged people go
 GFGC
Looking for the places only they would know

 AmGAm
Lie la lie, Lie la la la la la lie lala lie, Lie la lie,
 FGC
Lie la  lie la la la la, lie la la la la lie.

 CEm/BAm
Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job
 G
But I get no offers
 G7GC
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
 AmGF
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
 C
I took some comfort there
 GFEmC
 Lie lie lie lie la   

 CEm/BAm
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone
 GG7CAm
Going home... where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me 
 EmAmG
Leading me, going home.

 CEm/BAm
In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
 GG7
And he carries a reminder of ev'ry glove that laid him down
 CAm
Or cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame
 GF
I am leaving, I am leaving
 C
But the fighter still remains
 GFEmC
(Lie lie lie lie la   ..again if you want.

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Brynhilda (report comment to admin):
http://getsome.org/guitar/olga/chordpro/s/Simon.And.Garfunkel/TheBoxer.chopro

The last vers is not written in the right order. There are several breaks, that are left out. And so it is a bit difficult, to follow the tune probberly, if you don't now the song very well.

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