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Mr Bojangles2-crd  Jerry Jeff Walker

   [G]           [Bm]             [Em]               [C]        [D7] 
I Knew a man, Bojangles and he'd dance for you worn out shoes.

   [G]           [Bm]            [Em]           [C]            [D] 
Silver hair and ragged shirt and baggy pants, ...the old soft shoe.

    [C]       [B7]           [Em]   [A7]                     [D] - [D7]
He jumped so high, jumped so high, then he'd lightly touch down.
   [G]           [Bm]         [Em]        [C]      [D7] 
I met him in a cell in New Orleans, I was down and out.

  [G]         [Bm]   [Em]        [C]            [D] 
Looked to me to be the eyes of age, the smoke ran out...

  [C]        [B7]               [Em]   [A7]                             [D] - [D7]
He talked of life, he talked of life, laughed & clicked his heals & he stared
  [G]               [Bm]            [Em]          [C]        [D7] 
He said his name Bojangles and he danced a lick, across the south

   [G]                [Bm]               [Em]           [C]                 [D7] 
He grabbed his pants & did his dance, He jumped so high, then he clicked his heals

  [C]         [B7]                   [Em]      [A7]                       [D]-[D7]
He let go and laughed, he let go and laughed, shook back his clothes all around
    [Em]   [D7]       [Em]      [D7]       [Em]      [D7]       [C]-[G]-[Bm]-[Em]
Mr. Bojangles, .....Mr. Bojangles, .....Mr. Bojangles,

   [G]                  [Bm]              [Em]         [C]           [D7] 
He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs, throughout the South.

   [G]               [Bm]              [Em]        [C]          [D7] 
He spoke of tears of fifty years, how a dog and him, traveled about.

[C]            [B7]              [Em]   [A7]                        [D] - [D7]
The dog up and died ...he up and died, after 20 years he still grieves.
    [G]              [Bm]             [Em]           [C]             [D7] 
He said, "I danced at every chance in honky tonks, ...for drinks and tips.

   [G]             [Bm]                [Em]        [C]            [D] 
But most the time I spend behind these county bars, ...I drinks a bit.

    [C]       [B7]                 [Em]  [A7]                        [D7] 
He shook his head & as he shook his head, I heard someone ask him "please"...
       [Em]   [D7]       [Em]      [D7]      [Em]      [D7]       [C]-[G]-[Bm]-[Em]
Mr. Bojangles, .....Mr. Bojangles, .....Mr. Bojangles,


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