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The Boxer chords

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I felt other version are overly complicated, and convoluted. With G/F# or G/B when F is easier and less intimidating for a beginner. plus chordify suggested Dm in place of the E. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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[Intro]
C

[Verse]
C
I am just a poor boy
                   Bm    Am
Though my story's seldom told
       G
I have squandered my resistance
      F                               C
For a pocket full of mumbles such are promises
Bm           Am
All lies and jests
        G                 F
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
                   C    C
And disregards the rest

       C
When I left my home and my family
      C       G      Am
I was no more than a boy
       G
In the company of strangers
       F                            C
In the quiet of the railway station running scared
Bm      Am           G               F
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
                        C
Where the ragged people go
         G             F               C
Looking for the places only they would know

[Chorus]
        Am
Lie-la-lie
       G
Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
       Am
Lie la lie
       F            G                   C
Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie

[Verse]
       C
Asking only workman's wages
       C       G     Am
I come looking for a job
             G
But I get no offers,
       F                                  C
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
Dm     Am                  G                   F
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
                    C
I took some comfort there

         C
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
    C       G      Am
And wishing I was gone
      G
Going home
          F                            C
Where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me
Dm Am              G
Bleeding me, going home

[Chorus]
        Am
Lie-la-lie
       G
Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
       Am
Lie la lie
       F                               C
Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie

[Solo]
(During solo play the verse chord progression) 

[Bridge]
       C
In the clearing stands a boxer
      C       G      Am
And a fighter by his trade
       G
And he carries the reminders
   F               
Of ev'ry glove that layed him down
   C
Or cut him till he cried out
       Am            F
In his anger and his shame
      G              F
"I am leaving, I am leaving"
        C
But the fighter still remains

[Chorus]
        Am
Lie-la-lie
       G
Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
       Am
Lie la lie
       F                               Am
Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie

       G
Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
       Am
Lie la lie
       F                               C
Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie

            
            
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