Sunday, October 20, 2013

#-------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------# # This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # # song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. # #------------------------------------------------------------------# Mr. Bojangles chords Jerry Jeff Walker G Bm Em C I knew a man Bojangles and he'd dance for you D7 In worn out shoes G Bm Em C Silver hair and ragged shirt and baggy pants D C He did the old soft shoe B7 Em A7 He jumped so high he jumped so high D D7 Then he'd lightly touch down G Bm Em C I met him in a cell in New Orleans D I was down and out G Bm Em C He looked to me to be the eyes of age D C As he spoke right out B7 Em A7 He talked of life he talked of life D D7 He laughed slapped his leg a step G Bm Em C D7 He said the name Bojangles and he danced a lick, across the cell G Bm Em C He grabbed his pants a better stance then he jumped so high D7 He clicked his heels C D7 Em A7 He let go a laugh oh he let go a laugh D D7 Em Shook back his clothes all around D Em Mr. Bojangles D Em Mr. Bojangles D Mr. Bojangles G Bm Em D Dance G Bm Em C D7 He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs, throughout the South G Bm Em C D7 C He spoke with tears of fifteen years how his dog and him, traveled about B7 Em A7 His dog up and died he up and died D D7 After twenty years he still grieves G Bm Em C D7 He said I dance now at every chance in honky tonks, for drinks and tips G Bm Em C But most o' the time I spend behind these county bars D Hell I drinks a bit C B7 Em A7 He shook his head and as he shook his head D7 Em I heard someone ask him please D Em Mr. Bojangles D Em Mr. Bojangles D Mr. Bojangles G Bm Em D G Dance Set8

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