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The Boxer  Simon and Garfunkel

[C]I am just a poor boy though my story's [Em/B]seldom [Am]told
I have [G]squandered my resistance
For a [G7]pocket full of [G]mumbles, such are [C]promises
All lies and [Am]jest, still a [G]man hears what he [F]wants to hear
And disregards the [C]rest [G] [F] [Em] [C]

When I [C]left my home and my family, I was no more [Em/B]than a [Am]boy
In the [G]company of strangers
In the [G7]quiet of a [G]railway station, [C]running scared
Laying [Am]low, seeking [G]out the poorer [F]quarters
Where the ragged people [C]go
Looking [G]for the places [F]only [G]they would [C]know

Lie la [Am]lie, Lie la [G]la la la la lie lala lie, Lie la [Am]lie,
Lie la [F] lie la la la [G]la, lie la la la la [C]lie.
Asking [C]only workman's wages I come looking [Em/B]for a [Am]job
But I get no [G]offers
Just a [G7]come-on from the [G]whores on Seventh [C]Avenue
I do de[Am]clare, there were [G]times when I was [F]so lonesome
I took some comfort [C]there
[G]Lie lie lie lie la [F] [Em] [C]
Then I'm [C]laying out my winter clothes and wishing [Em/B]I was [Am]gone
Going [G]home... where the [G7]New York City winters aren't [C]bleeding me [Am]
Leading [Em]me,[Am] going [G]home.
In the [C]clearing stands a boxer and a fighter [Em/B]by his [Am]trade
And he [G]carries a reminder of ev'ry [G7]glove that laid him down
Or [C]cut him till he cried out in his anger and his [Am]shame
I am [G]leaving, I am [F]leaving
But the fighter still re[C]mains
([G]Lie lie lie lie la [F] [Em] [C]..again if you want.

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Brynhilda (report)

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.