Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Mr Bojangles Chords & Tabs


Mr Bojangles Chords & Tabs

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Chords & Tabs

Version: 3 Type: Chords

Mr Bojangles Chords

-There were no really good tabs so I made my own.

Capo on 5th fret

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C              G/B               Am           (Lick)
I knew a man Bojangles and he'd dance for you 
F           G     (Lick)
In worn out shoes
C                   G/B              Am           (Lick) 
With silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants
F            G 
The old soft shoe 
F            Em              Am    
He jumped so high, jumped so high
D7              G7 
Then he lightly touched down
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C              G/B               Am           (Lick)
I met him in a cell in New Orleans I was 
F        G  (Lick)
down and out
C                G/B          Am           (Lick) 
He looked to me to be the eyes of age
F                 G  (Lick) 
as he spoke right out 
F            Em              Am   D7
He talked of life, talked of life, he laughed
                      G7      (Lick)
clicked his heels and stepped
C                 G/B               Am           (Lick)
He said his name "Bojangles" and he danced a lick 
F          G    (Lick)
across the cell
C                        G/B                            Am      (Lick)
He grabbed his pants and spread his stance,Oh he jumped so high 
F                       G     (Lick) 
and then he clicked his heels 
F           Em              Am
He let go a laugh, let go a laugh
D7                             G7 
and shook back his clothes all around
Am    G        Am     G
Mr. Bojangles, Mr. Bojangles
Am    G        C     G/B  Am (Lick) 
Mr. Bojangles, dance

He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs 
throughout the south 
He spoke through tears of 15 years how his dog and him 
traveled about 
The dog up and died, he up and died 
And after 20 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 
'cause I drinks a bit 
He shook his head, and as he shook his head 
I heard someone ask him please 

Mr. Bojangles, Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles, dance..