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Waylon Jennings - The Boxer (Chord)
Submitter: twizzle05 (128) on 5/4/08
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The Boxer
P. Simon
Right for the Time


C                                       C/B    Am
I am just a poor boy, though my story's seldom told
       G                                                             C
I have squandered my resistence for a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises
    C/B      Am            G                 F                                C     G  C
All lies and jest, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest

       C                                     C/B    Am
When I left my home and family I was no more than a boy
       G                                                       C
In the company of strangers in the quiet of a railway station' runnin' scared
C/B    Am           G              F                               C
Layin' low, seeking out the poorer quarters were the ragged people go
                G      F               C
Looking for the places only they would know


Asking only workman's wages, I come looking for a job
But I get no offers, just a come on from the w***es on 7th Avenue
I do declare, there were some times I was so lonesome I took some comfort there


       C                                     C/B    Am
In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down
    C                                      C/B     Am
And cut him 'til he cried out in his anger and his shame
     G             F                                 C
I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains

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