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The boxer  Simon & Garfunkel

##song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. ####                [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.
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-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-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
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)
Now the years are rolling by me they are
Am G
rocking evenly, I am older than i once
was and younger than I'll be that's not
Am G
No it isn't strange. after changes upon
changes we are more or less the same.
After changes we are more or less the
same. ( then to chorus )

krzykat (report)

sounds better like this
I'm just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still a man hears What he wants to hear
And disregard the rest.
La-la la, la-la la-la la-la la.