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Mr Bojangles chords

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MR. BOJANGLES   –       John Denver


Capo op 3e


Intro:
C5 - C5/B - C5/A - C5/G -
C5* - C5/B - C5/A - C5/G -
C5* - C5/B - C5/A - C/GF -
A5/FFA5/FD5/G – 
Thema* 


   C                                                            
I     knew a man
       Csus2/B                    Am7                Am/G                       
Bo -           jangles and he’ll      dance for you 
F               G         thema *                                          
   In worn out     shoes 
      C                                                         
With    silver hair, a 
Csus2/B                    Am7               Am/G                               
         Ragged shirt and       baggy pants 
F                G                                                 
   The old soft    shoe 
F                C                                                 
   He jumped so    high,
E7                Am       Am/G                                           
    He jumped so     high 
D7/F#                           G        G7                               
       Then he lightly touched     down 


Chorus:
Am         G                                                       
   Mr. bo-    jangles, 
Am         G                                                       
   Mr. bo-    jangles, 
Am         G                                                       
   Mr. bo-    jangles, 
C         Csus2/BAmAm/GFG                                                       
   Dance 


  C                                                            
I    met him in a 
Csus2/B               Am7                Am/G                                    
         Cell in New      Orleans, when       I was … 
F            G         thema*                                             
   Down and     out 
    C                                                           
He    looked to me to 
Csus2/B          Am7         Am/G                                               
         Be the      eyes of      age
F                 G                                               
   He spoke right     out
    F            C                                                
He     talked of    life, 
E7               Am        Am/G                                           
   He talked of     life 
D7/F#                                 G         G7                        
       He laughed, clicked his heels    instead 


    C                                                           
He    said his name, 
      Csus2/B                   Am7                Am/G                         
Bo -          jangles, then he      danced a lick 
F              G        thema *                                            
   Across the     cell 
    C                                                           
He     grabbed his pants a 
Csus2/B                     Am7                   Am/G                          
         Better stance, he       jumped up high 
F                  G                                               
   He clicked his     heels
F               C                                                  
   He let go a    laugh 
    E7            Am         Am/G                                          
He     let go a      laugh 
D7/F#                                 G         G7                        
       Shook back his clothes all a-     round 


Chorus:
Am         G                                                       
   Mr. bo-    jangles, 
Am         G                                                       
   Mr. bo-    jangles, 
Am         G                                                       
   Mr. bo-    jangles, 
C         Csus2/BAmAm/GFG                                                       
   Dance 


    C                                                           
He    danced for those at 
Csus2/B                     Am7                 Am/G                           
         Minstrel shows and       country fairs 
F                  G          thema *                                      
   Throughout the     South 
    C                                                           
He     spoke with tears 
   Csus2/B                      Am7               Am/G                          
Of           15 years, how his       dog and him 
F               G                                                 
   Travelled a-    bout
F                  C                                               
   His dog up and    died, 
E7         Am       Am/G                                                  
   Up and     died 
D7/F#                           G          G7                             
       After 20 years he still    greaves 


    C                                                           
He     said “I dance now at 
Csus2/B                    Am7              Am/G                                
         Ev’ ry chance in       honky tonks 
F                  G        thema *                                        
   For drinks and     tips 
     C                                                          
But    most the time 
   Csus2/B                     Am7              Am/G                            
I          spend behind these      country bars 
F                    G                                             
   ‘Cause I drink a    bit’”
F               C                                                  
  He shook his    head, and 
E7                   Am         Am/G                                      
    As he shook his      head 
    D7/F#                        G           G7                           
I         heard someone ask him    “please” 


Chorus:
Am         G                                                       
   Mr. bo-    jangles, 
Am         G                                                       
   Mr. bo-    jangles, 
Am         G                                                       
   Mr. bo-    jangles, 
C         Csus2/BAmAm/GFG                                                       
   Dance 
C //




C5      x3xx13
C5/B    x2x013
C5/A    x0x013
C5/G    3xx013
C5*     x3x013
C/G     3xx010
C       x32013
Csus2/B x20013
D7/F#   200212



  C5    C5/B    C5/A   C5/G |
e|-3-3-|--3-3-|--3-3-|--3-3-|
B|1-1-1|1--1-1|1--1-1|1--1-1|
G|-----|-0----|-0----|-0----|
D|-----|------|------|------|
A|3----|2-----|0-----|------|
E|-----|------|------|3-----|



  C/G    F      A5/F F  D5/G   | thema*
e|--0-0-|--1-1-|0-1-0-|--------|------|
B|1-----|1-----|------|--------|0-1-3-|
G|-0-0-0|-2-2-2|-2-2-2|0-2-1-2-|-0-0-0|
D|------|------|------|-0------|------|
A|------|------|------|--------|--0-2-|
E|3-----|1-----|1-----|3------3|3-----|

            
            
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