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Mr Bojangles  Jerry Jeff Walker



I[C] knew a man [Em]Bojangles and he [Am]danced for you
[F]In worn out [G]shoes
With s[C]ilver hair a r[Em]agged shirt and [Am]baggy pants
[F]The old soft [G]shoe
[F]He jumped so h[Em]igh, [E7]he jumped so [Am]high
T[D7]hen he'd lightly touch d[G]own.
I [C]met him in a [Em]cell in New Orleans [Am]I was
[F]down and [G]out
He [C]looked to me to [Em]be the eyes of [Am]age
as he [F]spoke right [G]out
[F]He talked of l[Em]ife, [E7]talked of [Am]life,
he [D7]laughed, slapped his leg a [G]step
[Am]Mr. Boj[G]angles  [Am]Mr. Bo[G]jangles  [Am]Mr. Boj[G]angles  [C]dance[Em]  [Am]
He [C]said his name Bo[Em]jangles then he danced a [Am]licked
[F]across the [G]cell
He [C]grabbed his pants, a [Em]better stance, oh he jumped so [Am]high,
[F]and he clicked his [G]heels
[F]He let go a [Em]laugh, [E7]let go a [Am]laugh,
s[D7]hook back his clothes all [G]around
[Am]Mr. Boj[G]angles  [Am]Mr. Bo[G]jangles  [Am]Mr. Boj[G]angles  [C]dance[Em]  [Am]
He [C]danced for those at [Em]minstrel shows and county [Am]fairs,
[F]throughout the [G]south.
He [C]spoke with tears of [Em]15 years how his dog and [Am]him
[F]traveled [G]about
[F]His dog up and [Em]died, [E7]up and [Am]died,
a[D7]fter 20 years he still [G]grieves
He [C]said I dance now at [Em]every chance in honky [Am]tonks
[F]for drinks and [G]tips
But [C]most the time I [Em]spend behind these county [Am]bars
[F]cause I drinks a [G]bit
[F]He shook his [Em]head, and [E7]as he shook his [Am]head
I [D7]heard someone ask him [G]please
[Am]Mr. Boj[G]angles  [Am]Mr. Bo[G]jangles  [Am]Mr. Boj[G]angles  [C]dance[Em]  [Am]

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Hogboy (report)

Thumb pickers can start with a slow G-A-B-C intro and then add a bass line to the chords - C-B-A-G-F-G-C.

Then G-A-B-C to turn it around again.

Get yer buddy to call "Sang Teddy, Sang" with a dog howl or 2 and everyone will cry.