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The Boxer

Simon & Garfunkel

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

 CAm
 When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a boy
 G
In the company of strangers
 FC
In the quiet of a railway station, running scared
 AmGF
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
 C
Where the ragged people go
 GFC
Looking for the places only they would know

 AmGAmFGC
Lie la lie Lie la lie lie lie la lie Lie la lie Lie la lie lie lie la lie Lie la lie

 CAm
 Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job
 G
But I get no offers
 FC
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
 AmGF
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
 C
I took some comfort there
 GFC
 Lie lie lie lie la    

 CAm
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone
 GFC
Going home where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me
 EmAmGC
Leading meeeeeeeeee to going home. 

 CAm
In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
 GF
And he carries a reminder of every glove that laid him down
 CAm
Or cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame
 GF
am leaving, I am leaving
 C
But the fighter still remains
 GFEmDmC
M m m m...   

 AmGAmFGC
Lie la lie Lie la lie lie lie la lie Lie la lie Lie la lie lie lie la lie Lie la lie
repeat & fade out.

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Am C Dm Em F G
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