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Jerry Jeff Walker - Mr. Bojangles (capo) (Chord)
Submitter: lmofle (80) on 11/10/03 3 comments
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Mister Bojangles
Jerry Jeff Walker
Tabbed By Larry Mofle
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Capo 3

  C             C/B           Am            Am/G F           G
I knew a man Bojangles and he danced for you,    in worn out shoes
     C             C/B              Am         Am/G F                   G
With silver hair a ragged shirt and baggy pants,    he did the old soft shoe
F            C     C/B       Am  Am/G  D                       G
He jumped so high, jumped so high,     then he lightly touched down

Am       G
Mister Bojangles
Am       G
Mister Bojangles
Am       G
Mister Bojangles
C     C/B  Am  Am/G

I met him in a cell in New Orleans, I was down and out
He looked at 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, Bojangles, then he danced a lick, across the cell
He grabbed his pants a better stance and he jumped up high and clicked his heels
He let go a laugh, let go a laugh, shook back his clothes all around


He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs throughout the south
He spoke with tears of fifteen years how his dog and he traveled about
His dog up and died, up and died, after twenty years he still grieved
He said, "I dance now at every chance in honky tonks for drinks and tips
But most of them I spend behind these county bars," He said, "I drinks a bit.
He shook his head and as he shook his head, I heard someone ask him please

 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Am/G is just a regular Am with the pinky up on the low E string: 302210
-Baumann | 11/10/2003
The recorded version on Great Gonzos is capo 2. Otherwise perfect. Good Job.
-kreamkern | 12/1/2003
awesome tab i played it for my granpa cuz its his favorite song and he loved it keep up the good work
-clearmantay39 | 8/12/2004
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