Mr. Bojangles Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis Jr
Whistle and Play Chord Rythem D# D#maj7 Cm D#7 G# A#7
I [D#]knew a man Bo[D#maj7]jangles and he dan[Cm]ced for you,[D#7]
[G#] In worn out [A#7]shoes,
With [D#]silver hair, a r[D#maj7]agged shirt, and baggy[Cm] pants [D#7]
[G#] He Would Do The old soft [A#7]shoe.
[G#] He jumped so h[D#]igh, j[G7]umped so [Cm]high
[F9] Then he'd lightly touch d[A#11]own.
I met him in a cell in New Orleans, I was,Well I Was down and out.
He looked to me to be the eyes of age as he spoke right out
He talked of life, talked of life, he laughed, slapped his leg a step
He said his name Was "Bojangles" then he danced a lick across the cell
He grabbed his pants, Took a better stance, o he jumped so hi, & he clicked his heels
He let go a laugh, let go a laugh, shook back his clothes all around
[A#7] That Was[Cm] Mr Bo[A#]jangles,[Cm] Mr Bo[A#]jangles,[Cm] Mr Bo[A#]jangles. Lord He Could [D#]Dance.
He danced for those at minstrel shows & county fairs,
throughout the south
He spoke with tears of 15 years how his dog and him traveled about.
His dog up and died, up and died, after 20 years he still grieves.
He said I dance now at every chance in honky tonks for My drinks and tips
But most the time I spend behind these county bars cause I drinks a bit
He shook his head, and as he shook his head I heard someone ask him please
[A#7] (CHORUS)[Cm] Mr Bo[A#]jangles,[Cm] A Mr Bo[A#]jangles,[Cm] Mr Bo[A#]jangles Come Back and Dance, Dance
[D#]Dance Please Dance.
[A#7](CHORUS) [Cm]A Mr B[A#]ojangles[Cm], Mr Boj[A#]angles, [Cm]Mr Boj[A#]angles Dance Why Cant [D#]You[D#maj7] Come B[D#6]ack [D#]and
[D#]Dance Please Bojangles - Whistle