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Mr. Bojangles
Jerry Jeff Walker
(metonymo tab)

Standard tuning, capo 1. fret, ¾ time.

This is the fretkillr version (se youtube). There are two solos,
I've tabbed the first; the ending solo is from David Bromberg and 
there is an exelent tab on that somewere on the net.

h=hammer-on
p=pull off
x=muted


Intro
                                                       ¾
                                                       :     .     .
                                                     --------------------|
                                                     --------------------|
                                                     --------------------|
                                                     --------------------|
                                                     --------0-----2-----|
                                                     -(3)----------------|

  C                 C/h               Am
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1--------------------|
*-------0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0--------2--2--2--2-------------------*|
*-------2--2--2--2--------0--0--0--0--------2--2--2--2-------------------*|
--3-----3-----3-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----------0-----2-----|
--------------------------------------------------------3-----------------|



Vers

  C                 C/h               Am                Am/g
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1-|
--------0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0--------2--2--2--2--------0--0--0--0-|
--------2--2--2--2--------0--0--0--0--------2--2--2--2--------2--2--2--2-|
--3-----3-----3-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----------0-----0----|
--------------------------------------------------------3----------------|
 I knew a man    Bo-jangles and he'd dance for you

  F                                   G7
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
--------------------------------------------------------3--3-------------|
--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1-----------0--0--0--0--0--0--0-------|
--------2--2--2--2--------2--2--2--2-----------0--0--0-h2p-0--0--0-------|
--------3--3--3--3--------3--3--3--3-----3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3-------|
--------3-----3-----------3-----3----------------------------------h2p---|
-111----------------1-----------------3-----3----------------------------|
                 In worn out         shoes                          With

  C                 C/h               Am                Am/g
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1-|
--------0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0--------2--2--2--2--------0--0--0--0-|
--------2--2--2--2--------0--0--0--0--------2--2--2--2--------2--2--2--2-|
--3-----3-----3-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----------0-----0----|
--------------------------------------------------------3----------------|
 silver hair,    a ragged shirt   and baggy pants

  F                                   G7
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
--------------------------------------------------------3--3--------------|
--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1-----------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--------|
--------2--2--2--2--------2--2--2--2----(0)----0--0--0-h2p-0--0--0--------|
--------3--3--3--3--------3--3--3--3-----3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------|
--------3-----3-----------3-----3----------------------------------h2p----|
--1-----------------1-----------------3-----3-----------------------------|
         He did the old soft         shoe

  F                                   C/g               E
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1--------0--0--0--0-|
--------2--2--2--2--------2--2--2--2--------0--0--0--0--------1--1--1--1-|
--------3--3--3--3--------3--3--3--3--------2--2--2--2--------2--2--2--2-|
--------3-----3-----------3-----3-----------3-----3-----------2-----2----|
--1-----------------1-----------------3-----------------0----------------|
              He'd jump           so  high        he'd jump so

  Am                Am/g              D7/f#
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
-------------------------------------------2------2--2--------2--2--2------|
--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1------1-------1--1--------1--1--1------|
--------2--2--2--2--------0--0--0--0-----2--------2--2--------2--2--2------|
--------2--2--2--2--------2--2--2--2----0---------0--0--------0--0--0------|
--0-----0-----0-----------0-----0------0-----------------------------------|
--------------------3-----------------2-----------------2------------------|
  high                                        Then he'd lightly touch

  G                  (G6)              (G7)
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
-----------3--3--3-----------3--3--3-----------3--3--3-------------------|
-----------0--0--0-----------0--0--0-----------0--0--0-------------------|
-----------0--0--0-----------0--0--0-----------0--0--0-------------------|
----0------------------2-----------------3--------------------0h2---0----|
--------------------------------------------------------0h2--------------|
--3-----------------3------------------3---------------------------------|
 down

  Am                                  G7
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
------0-------------------------------------------------3-----3--3--3----|
-----1--------------------------------------0--0--0--0--0-----0--0--0----|
----2---------------------------------------0--0--0--0-h2p----0--0--0----|
---2----------------------------------------3--3--3--3--3-----3--3--3----|
--0----------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------3----------------------------------|
                   Mr.          Bo - jangles

  Am                                   G7
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
------0------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----1--------------------------------------0--0--0----------------------|
----2---------------------------------------0--0--0----------------------|
---2----------------------------------------3--3--3----------------------|
--0-----------------------------------------------------------0-0---2----|
--------------------------------------3-----------------3-3--------------|
                   Mr.          Bo - jangles,

  C                 C/h               Am
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1-------------------|
*-------0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0--------2--2--2--2------------------*|
*-------2--2--2--2--------0--0--0--0--------2--2--2--2------------------*|
--3-----3-----3-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----------0-----2----|
--------------------------------------------------------3----------------|
  Dance!




Solo
                                                       :     .     .
                                                     --------------------|
                                                     --------------------|
                                                     --------------------|
                                                     --------------------|
                                                     --------0-----2-----|
                                                     --3-----------------|

  C               Cadd9/h             Am                G    Am7  Cadd9/h 
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
-----0--------0-----------------0-----------------------3-----0-----0----|
--------1--------3-----3-----------0-----1--------1-----0--0--1--1--3--3-|
-----------0--------------0-----------------1--------2--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
-----------------------------0-----------------2--------0--0--2--2--0--0-|
--3-----------------2-----------------0-----------------x-----0-----2----|
--------------------------------------------------------3----------------|

  C               Cadd9/h             Am
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
-----0--------0-----------------0-----------3-1-0------------------------|
--------1--------3-----3-----------0--1-----------3-1-0------------------|
-----------0--------------0-----------2-----------------2-0--------------|
-----------------------------0--------2-----------------------3p2p0------|
--3-----------------2-----------------0----------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  C                 C/h               Am
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1--------1--1--1--1-------------------|
--------0--0--0--0--------0--0--0--0--------2--2--2--2-------------------|
--------2--2--2--2--------0--0--0--0--------2--2--2--2-------------------|
--3-----3-----3-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----------0-----2----|
--------------------------------------------------------3----------------|

  C                 C/h               Am               (G    Am7   C/h) 
  :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .     :     .     .
-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------1-----1--1--1--1-------------------|
-------------h2p0--------------h2p0---2-----2--2--2--2-------------------|
-h2p0--h2p0--------------h2p0---------2-----2--2--2--2--------2-----0----|
--3----------------h2p0---------------0-----0-----0-----x-----0-----2----|
--------------------------------------------------------3----------------|



Chords

C/h      x20010
Am/g:    302010
D7/f#:   200212
G7       3x3003
C/g:     332010
Am7      x02010
Cadd9/h  x20030


  C            C/h              Am            Am/g
I knew a man Bojangles and he'd dance for you
F            G7
 In worn out shoes
     C              C/h              Am            Am/g
With silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants
F            G7
 He did the old soft shoe
F                   C/g                  E       Am    Am/g
 Well, he'd jump so high, you know, he'd jump so high
D7/f#                    G    (C/g  G7)
 Then he'd lightly touch down

     Am          G
        Mister Bojangles,
     Am          G       (G-Am7-C/h)
        Mister Bojangles,
     C  C/h  Am  (G-Am7-C/h)
     Dance

I met him in a cell down in New Orleans
But I was down and out
He looked to me to be the eyes of age
As he spoke right out
Well, he talked of life, yeah, you know, he talked of life
Laughed and slapped his leg a step

   Ref.

He said the name Bojangles then he danced a lick
All across the cell
He grabbed his pants for a better stance
Oh, he jumped high and clicked his heels
He let go laugh, yes, he let go laugh
Shook back his clothes all around

   Ref.
   First solo (se tab)

He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs
Throughout the south
Spoke with tears of fifteen years How his dog 'n him
had just travelled all about
And his dog up and died, he up and died
and after twenty years he still grieves

   Ref.

He said I dance now at every chance in honky tonks
For drinks and tips
But most of the time I spend behind these county bars
Cause I drinks a bit
He shook his head, and then he shook his head
I heard someone ask him: "Please"

   Ref.
   Ending solo (David Bromberg)

            
            
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