Mr. Bojangles chords - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Lyrics


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