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The Boxer  Simon & Garfunkel



[C]I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom [Am]told
[G]I have squandered my resistance
For a[F] pocket full of mumbles, such are[C] promises
All lies an[Am]d jest, still [G]a man hears what h[F]e wants to hear
And disregards the [C]rest  m [G]m [F]m  [C]
[C]When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a [Am]boy
In the co[G]mpany of strangers
In the q[F]uiet of a railway station, running [C]scared
Laying [Am]low, seeking [G]out the poorer [F]quarters
Where the ragged people [C]go
Looking for [G]the places [F]only they would [C]know
Lie la li[Am]e Lie la li[G]e lie lie la lie Lie la li[Am]e Lie la li[F]e lie lie la li[G]e Lie la li[C]e
[C]Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a [Am]job
But I get no [G]offers
Just a com[F]e-on from the 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]   [C]
Th[C]en I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing I wa[Am]s gone
Go[G]ing home where the New Yor[F]k City winters aren't ble[C]eding me
L[Em]eading meeeee[Am]eeeee to goi[G]ng home. [C]
I[C]n the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by hi[Am]s trade
And he [G]carries a reminder of e[F]very glove that laid him down
Or [C]cut him till he cried out in his anger and hi[Am]s shame
I [G]am leaving, I am [F]leaving
But the fighter still[C] remains
M m[G] m[F] m[Em]...[Dm]   [C]
Lie la li[Am]e Lie la li[G]e lie lie la lie Lie la li[Am]e Lie la li[F]e lie lie la li[G]e Lie la li[C]e
repeat & fade out.

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