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Mr Bojangles chords

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Mr. Bojangles (partial lyrics)

I know the song, but can't remember all the lyrics, so 
another post there would be helpful. I'll just include 
the first verse so you know where the changes are.

This is easy to play, and you can make it sound good by
adding little walks up and down on the bass notes.   This
is one of the first songs I started using bass notes on 
when I taught myself to play, so I'm going spell out how to do
it for any beginners.   

I am using C* and G* to denote changes in bass notes.
The progression for each is as follows:

C* -  C bass note, strum C a couple times,
      B bass note, strum C a couple times,
      A bass note, strum C a couple times,
      G bass note, A bass note, B bass note.  (no
      strumming when you walk back up)  

G* -  Strum G a couple of times, 
      G bass note, A bass note, B bass note.    
      (note: next chord will be C or Am, with a C bass note,
       so it fits the progression.)     Mr.  Bojangles       by ...?
      -----------------

Intro:   C*  a couple of times.


 C* 
I knew a man, Bojangles, and he danced for you,

F           G*
In worn out shoes,

C*      
Silver, a ragged shirt and baggy pants,

F            G*
The old soft shoe,

F            C     E7        Am
He jumped so high, jumped so high...

D7           Dm7            G7
And then he lightly touched down.


Am         G*    Am        G*      Am       G*      C*
Mr. Bojangles,  Mr. Bojangles,   Mr. Bojangles,  dance..... I use standard chords:

       C             F       or    F (barre)        D7
  +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    
  | | | | * |    | | | | * *    * * * * * *    | | | | * |
  +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    
  | | * | | |    | | | * | |    | | | * | |    | | | * | *
  +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+
  | * | | | |    | | * | | |    | * * | | |    | | | | | |
  +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+
 
      G              Am            E7              Dm7      
  +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+
  | | | | | |    | | | | * |    | | | * | |    | | | | * *
  +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    
  | * | | | |    | | * * | |    | * | | | |    | | | * | |
  +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+
  * | | | | *    | | | | | |    | | | | | |    | | | | | |
  +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+    +-+-+-+-+-+
 
       G7
  +-+-+-+-+-+
  | | | | | *
  +-+-+-+-+-+
  | * | | | |
  +-+-+-+-+-+
  * | | | | |
  +-+-+-+-+-+

Any questions, feel free to email me at russell@dillon.geo.utep.edu

- Greg

            
            
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*sweet mayze* 10 Apr 28, 2007 09:52 PM

Hey, i'm too lazy to do it but have u tried looking up the lyrics through google or something?
well just an idea.
catcha x

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DrJuliusNo 20 Feb 05, 2009 01:56 PM

I knew a man, Bojangles and he danced for you
In worn out shoes
Silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants
The old soft shoe
He jumped so high
He jumped sp high
Then he'd lightly touch down
I met him in a cell in New Orleans, I was
Down and out
He looked to me to be the eyes of age
As he spoke right out
He talked of life
He talked of life
He laughed, clicked his heels and stepped
He said his name, Bojangles and he danced a lick
Across the cell
He grabbed his pants, a better stance
Oh, he jumped so high
Then he clicked his heels
He let go a laugh
He let go a laugh
Pushed back his clothes all around
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Dance
He danced for those in minstral shows and county fairs
Throughout the south
He spoke with tears of fifteen years how his dog and him
Traveled about
The dog up and died
He up and died
After twenty years he still grieves
He said I dance now at every chance in honky tonks
For drinks and tips
But most the time I spend behind these county bars
He said I drinks a bit
He shook his head
And as he shook his head
I heard someone ask him please
Please
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Dance

your're welcome...

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char314 54 Oct 14, 2015 09:30 AM

I think he wants to show us how to play the song more then show us the lyrics
thanks for posting this it was a good help to me

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