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lexusbob (report comment to admin):
This song is by Jerry Jeff Walker, not a traditional folk song.
Humeski (report comment to admin):
Missing a verse:

He daced for those at minstrel shows
and county fairs through out the south
He spoke with tears of fiteen years
how his dog and he had traveled about.
His dog up and died, yes he up and died.
After twenty years he still grieved.
Mr. Bojangles, Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bogangles, Dance.
elvis30523 (report comment to admin):
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
peterdoonan (report comment to admin):
The song is by JJ Walker and is not a Trad. song

I use this good set of chords but without a capo.
derrick1703 (report comment to admin):
For the verses, instead of C C/B Am F G, I add a G in between Am and F. It seems to complete the bass line as I remember it.
remotesunset (report comment to admin):
i thought jim croce made it but that might have been a cover :D 
Buckingham (report comment to admin):
yet another Neil Diamond (composer / singer) classic.