The boxer

Simon & Garfunkel

 CAm
 I am just a poor boy, though my story's seldom told
 G
I have squandered my resistance
 G7C
For a pocketful of mumbles such are promises
 AmGF
All lies and jest still a man hears what he wants to hear
 CGC
And disregards the rest 

 Am
When I left my home and family I was no more than a boy
 G
In the company of strangers
 G7C
In the quiet of a railway station running scared
 AmGFC
Laying low seeking out the poorer quarters where the ragged people go
 GG7C
Looking for the places only they would know

 Am
Lie-la-lie
 G
Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
 Am
Lie la lie
 GFC
 Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie

 Am
Asking only workmans wages I come looking for a job
 G
But I get no offers
 G7C
Just a come-on from the whores on seventh avenue
 AmG7FC
I do declare there were times when I was so lonesome I took some comfort there
 GC
Ooo-la-la la la la la

 Am
Lie-la-lie
 G
Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
 Am
Lie la lie
 GFC
 Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie

 C
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
 CAm
And wishing I was gone
 GG7C
Going home where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me
 Am
Leading me
 GG runC
Going Home     

 CAm
In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
 G
And he carries the reminders
 G7CC
Of ev'ry glove that laid him down or cut him 'til he cried out
 Am
In his anger and his shame
 GFC
"I am Leaving, I am Leaving."  But the Fighter still remains
 GG7C
      

 Am
Lie-la-lie
 G
Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
 Am
Lie la lie
 GFAm
 Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie

----Repeat except last & Fade to----

 GFC
 Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie


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krzykat (report comment to admin):
sounds better like this

C
I'm just a poor boy
Am
Though my story's seldom told
G
I have squandered my resistance
F
For a pocketful of mumbles
C
Such are promises
Am
All lies and jest
G F
Still a man hears What he wants to hear
C
And disregard the rest.
G C
La-la la, la-la la-la la-la la.
justernest77 (report comment to admin):
(Here is the 4th verse that goes before the 2nd chorus. Can be heard on live performances and recordings.Follows normal verse chord progression)

C
Now the years are rolling by me they are
Am G
rocking evenly, I am older than i once
G7
was and younger than I'll be that's not
C
unusual.
Am G
No it isn't strange. after changes upon
F C
changes we are more or less the same.
G F
After changes we are more or less the
C
same. ( then to chorus )