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The boxer  Simon & Garfunkel

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###                [C]I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom [Am]told
                I have [G]squandered my resistance
                For a [G7]pocket full of [G6]mumbles, such are [C]promises
                All lies and [Am]jest, still a [G]man hears what he [F]wants to hear
                And disregards the [C]rest
                [C]When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a [Am]boy
                In the [G]company of strangers
                In the [G7]quiet of a [G6]railway station, [C]running scared
                Laying [Am]low, seeking [G]out the poorer [F]quarters
                Where the ragged people [C]go
                Looking [G]for the places [G7]only [G6]they would [C]know
                [Am]Lie[G] l[Am]a l[G]ie[F] L[C]ie la lie Lie la lie Lie la lie Lie la lie
                [C]Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a [Am]job
                But I get no [G]offers
                Just a [G7]come-on from the [G6]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
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone
Going home where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me
Leading me, going home.
In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
And he carries a reminder ov ev'ry glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame
I am leaving, I am leaving
But the fighter still remains
Lie la lie ... etc.
From: RJBRANCH@argo.acs.oakland.edu
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 04:03 EST
Subject: BOXER.CRD
The Boxer
by Paul Simon from the Album "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"
[C]I am just a poor boy, though my story's seldom to[Am]ld
I have squa[G]ndered my resistance
For a pocketful of mum[C]bles such are promises
All lies and [Am]jest still a m[G]an hears what he wa[F]nts to hear
And disregards the r[C]est
When I left my home and family I was no more than a b[Am]oy
In the co[G]mpany of strangers
In the q[Dm7]uiet of a r[C]ailway station running scared
Laying [Am]low seeking o[G]ut the poorer qua[F]rters where the ragged people go
Looking f[G]or the places o[F]nly t[Em]hey w[Dm]ould k[C]now
Lie-la-l[Am]ie
        [G]                                                                              
Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie

Lie la l[Am]ie
[G]Lie-la-lie la la la la l[F]ie la la la [G]la l[C]ie
Asking only workmans wages I come looking for a j[Am]ob
But I get no off[G]ers
Just a co[Dm7]me-on from the wh[C]ores on seventh avenue
I do dec[Am]lare there were tim[Dm7]es when [G]I was [F]so lonesome I took some comfort th[C]ere
Ooo-la-l[G]a la la la la
Lie-la-l[Am]ie
        [G]                                                                             
Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie

Lie la l[Am]ie
[G]Lie-la-lie la la la la l[F]ie la la la [G]la l[C]ie
[C]Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
[G7]And [C]wishing I was g[Am]one
Going h[G]ome where the [Dm7]New York [G7]City winters aren[G]'t [C]bleeding me
Leading me
Going Ho[G]me
In the [C]clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his [Am]trade
And he car[G]ries the reminders
Of e[G7]v'ry glove that l[C]aid him down or cut him '[Dm7]till he [G7]cried out
In his anger and his sha[Am]me
"I am Le[G]aving, I am Lea[F]ving."  But the Fighter still r[C]emains
[G]  [C]   [G]       [F]       [C]  Lie-la-l[Am]ie
        [G]                                                                             
Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie

Lie la l[Am]ie
L[G]ie-la-lie la la la la lie[F] la la la la l[Am]ie
Repeat & Fade

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justernest77 (report)

(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 )

krzykat (report)

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.