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The Boxer chords

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[Produced by Roy Halee, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel]


[Verse 1]

C
I am just a poor boy
                  Em7     Am
Though my story's seldom told
       G
I have squandered my resistance
      G                              C
For a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises
    Em7       Am
All lies and jest,
        G                 F
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
                   C            G G C
And disregards the rest, hmmmm...


[Verse 2]

C
When I left my home and my family,
              Em7     Am
I was no more than a boy
       G
In the company of strangers
       G
In the quiet of the railway station,
C
Runnin' scared,
Em7     Am
Laying low
        G              F
Seeking out the poorer quarters,
                        C
Where the ragged people go
        G
Looking for the places
G               C
Only they would know


[Hook]

    Em7 Am              Em
Lie la lie, lie la lie la lie la lie
       Am          F             G                 C
Lie la lie, lie la lie la lie la lie, la la lie la lie


[Verse 3]

       C
Asking only workman's wages,
               Em7   Am
I come lookin' for a job
             G
But I get no offers
                                    C
Just a come-on from the whores on 7th Avenue
  Em7 Am
I do declare,
           G                F
There were times when I was so lonesome
                   C             G            G  C
I took some comfort there, la la la la la la la


[Verse 4]

        C
Now the years are rolling by me
         Em7      Am
They are rockin' evenly
     G
I am older than I once was
                                     C
And younger than I'll be; that's not unusual
      Em7   Am
No it isn't strange
      G            F
After changes upon changes
                        C
We are more or less the same
      G              F                C
After changes we are more or less the same


[Hook]

    Em7 Am             Em
Lie la lie, lie la lie la lie la lie
       Am          F             G                 Am
Lie la lie, lie la lie la lie la lie, la la lie la lie
       Em                       Am
La la lie la lie la lie, Lie la lie,
      F                            C
La la lie la la la lie la la la la lie


[Verse 5]

        C
And I'm laying out my winter clothes
          Em7  Am
Wishing I was gone
      G
Goin' home
                                       C
Where the New York City winters aren't bleedin' me,
Em7         Am
Leadin' me
      G    G G C
Goin' home


[Verse 6]


In the clearing stands a boxer,
                 Em7  Am
And a fighter by his trade
       G
And he carries the reminders

Of every glove that laid him down
   C   C
Or cut him
                                   Em7 Am
'Til he cried out in his anger and his shame
     G             F                              C
I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains
             G       F   C
Yes he still remains


[Hook]

   Em7 Am          Em
Lie la lie, lie la lie la lie la lie
       Am          F             G                 Am
Lie la lie, lie la lie la lie la lie, la la lie la lie

    Em
Lie la lie la lie la lie
       Am          F                               Am
Lie la lie, lie la lie la lie la lie, la la lie la lie

       Em
Lie la lie la lie la lie
       Am          F             G                 C    G C
Lie la lie, lie la lie la lie la lie, la la lie la lie

            
            
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