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The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
G6: 320030; Em/B: X22000
C           Em/B               Am
I am just a poor boy though my story’s seldom told
        G
I have squandered my resistance
      G7             G                  C
For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises
              Am            G                 F
All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear
C                          G F Em C
And disregards the rest hmhmhmhmhm
C                                        Em/B           Am
When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a boy
       G
In the company of strangers
       G7         G                C
In the quiet of a railway station, running scared
Am                  G              F
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
           C
Where the ragged people go
G       F       G                      C
Looking for the places only they would know
       Am             G                     Am
Lie la lie, lie la la la la la lie, lie la lie
        F                G               C
Lie la lie la la la la, lie la la la la lie.
C                     Em/B         Am
Asking only workman’s wages I come looking for a job
G
But I get no offers
       G7               G                  C
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh’ Avenue
Am                       G                F
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
C
I took some comfort there
G F Em C G7 G6 C
La la la la la Interlude
Am                   G                     Am
Lie la lie, lie la la la la la lie, lie la lie
F                    G                   C
Lie la lie la la la la, lie la la la la lie.
C                                         Em/B .        Am
Then I’m laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone
G                       G7
Going home….. where the New York City winters aren’t
C            Am
bleeding me
Em      Am        G
Leading me, going home
C                                      Em/B           Am
In the clearing stands the boxer and a fighter by his trade
G                            G7
And he carries a reminder of ev’ry glove that laid him down
C                                   Am
Or cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame
G             F
I am leaving, I am leaving
C
But the fighter still remains
Am
Lie la lie lie la and so on ……..again if you want

            
            
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