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The boxer  Simon & Garfunkel



[C]I am just a poor boy, though my story's seldom to[Am]ld
I have squa[G]ndered my existence
For a [G7]pocketful of mumbles such are [C]promises[Cmaj7]
A[Am]ll lies and jest still a m[G]an hears what he wa[F]nts to hear
And disregards the r[C]est[G] [G7]  [G6] [C]
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[G7]uiet of a railway station [C]running scared
Laying [Am]low seeking o[G]ut the poorer qua[F]rters where the ragged people [C]go
Looking f[G]or the places o[G7]nly they would k[C]now
Lie-la-l[Am]ie -- Lie-la-l[G]ie la lie-la-lie -- Lie la l[Am]ie
[G]Lie-la-lie la la la la l[F]ie la la la 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[G7]me-on from the girls on seventh a[C]venue
I do dec[Am]lare there were tim[G7]es when I was [F]so lonesome
I took some comfort th[C]ere. Ooo-la-l[G]a la la la la[C]
Lie-la-l[Am]ie -- Lie-la-l[G]ie la lie-la-lie -- Lie la l[Am]ie
[G]Lie-la-lie la la la la l[F]ie la la la la l[C]ie
.

Lie-la-l[Am]ie -- Lie-la-l[G]ie la lie-la-lie -- Lie la l[Am]ie
[G]Lie-la-lie la la la la l[F]ie la la la la l[C]ie

T[C]hen I'm laying out my winter clothes
And [C]wishing I was g[Am]one
Going h[G]ome where the [G7]New York City winters aren't [C]bleeding me
Leading me[Am]
Going Ho[G]me  [G run]   [C]
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 laid him down or [C]cut him 'til he cried out[C]
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]  [G7]  [C]
Lie-la-l[Am]ie -- Lie-la-l[G]ie la lie-la-lie -- Lie la l[Am]ie
[G]Lie-la-lie la la la la l[F]ie la la la la l[C]ie
Lie-la-l[Am]ie -- Lie-la-l[G]ie la lie-la-lie -- Lie la l[Am]ie
[G]Lie-la-lie la la la la l[F]ie la la la la l[C]ie
Lie-la-l[Am]ie -- Lie-la-l[G]ie la lie-la-lie -- Lie la l[Am]ie
[G]Lie-la-lie la la la la l[F]ie la la la la l[C]ie

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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.