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Mr Bojangles Chords

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MR BOJANGLES 
written by Jerry Jeff Walker
As performed by Jerry Jeff Walker at the 
Armadillo World Headsquarters, Austin, Texas 1975
Tabbed by blksmth52


Note: (Chord/Bass Note)  (*single notes*)
 
Intro:             
 D/D  D/C#  D/B    *A B C#*                               

  D/D          D/C#           D/B           D7/A G/G             A/A  *A B C#*
I knew a man Bojangles and he danced for you,        in worn out shoes.

     D/D           D/C#             D/B         D7/A G/G              A/A
With silver hair a ragged shirt and baggy pants,         the old soft shoe

G              D     F#7          Bm   Bm7 E7                         A  *A B C#*
  He jumped so high, he jumped so high,       then he lightly touched down.

 

  D/D          D/C#          D/B        D7/A G/G          A/A  *A B C#*
I met him in a cell in New Orleans I was         down and out.

   D/D             D/C#   D/B        D7/A G/G                   A/A   
He looked to me to be the eyes of age         as he spoke right out.

G              D     F#7          Bm   Bm7 E7                            A  *A B C#*
  He talked of life, he talked of life,      laughed & slapped his leg a step.


  
   D/D              D/C#             D/B           D7/A G/G            A/A  *A B C#*
He said his name, Bojangles, then he danced a lick,         across the cell.

   D/D                 D/C#                Bm7/B          D/A G/G                     A/A 
He grabbed his pants a better stance oh he jumped up high,        then he clicked his heels,
 
G             D         F#7      Bm    Bm7 E7                            A
  He let go a laugh, he let go a laugh,       shook back his clothes all around.



CHORUS
Bm       A       Bm          A       Bm          A                  D/D  D/C#  D/B *A B C#* 
Mister Bojangles,   Mister Bojangles,   Mister Bojangles, won't you dance.



   D/D                 D/C#               D/B          D7/A G/G                A/A  *A B C#*
He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs          throughout the south.

   D/D                 D/C#                  D/B         D7/A G/G          A/A
He spoke with tears of fifteen years how his dog and him          traveled about.

G                D     F#7       Bm   Bm7   E7                             A       *A B C#*
  His dog up and died, he up and died,         after twenty years he still grieved,



   D/D                   D/C#            D/B         D7/A G/G                A/A  *A B C#*
He said, "I dance now at every chance in honky tonks          for drinks and tips.

    D/D           D/C#               D/B         D7/A G/G                   A/A 
But most of the I spend behind these county bars,         'cause I drinks a bit."

G              D        F#7             Bm   Bm7 E7                         A
  He shook his head and as he shook his head,       I heard someone ask him please,


CHORUS
Bm       A       Bm          A       Bm          A                  D/D
Mister Bojangles,   Mister Bojangles,   Mister Bojangles, won't you dance.

D/C#  D/B    *A B C#*  D  (let the final D chord ring)
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