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Sammy Davis Jr - Mr Bojangles tab


                     Sammy Davis Jr
                     Mr. Bojangles
      Whistle and Play Chord Rythem D# D#maj7 Cm D#7 G# A#7

    D#           D#maj7            Cm          D#7
  I knew a man Bojangles and he danced for you,   
G#            A#7
  In worn out shoes,
       D#              D#maj7                Cm     D#7
  With silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants 
G#                         A#7
  He Would Do The old soft shoe.
G#              D#    G7       Cm
  He jumped so high, jumped so high 
F9                         A#11
  Then he'd lightly touch down.
  I met him in a cell in New Orleans, I was,Well I Was down and out.
  He looked to me to be the eyes of age as he spoke right out 

  He talked of life, talked of life, he laughed, slapped his leg a step 

  He said his name Was "Bojangles" then he danced a lick across the cell 

  He grabbed his pants, Took a better stance, o he jumped so hi, & he clicked his heels 

  He let go a laugh, let go a laugh, shook back his clothes all around 
A#7       Cm    A#      Cm    A#      Cm    A#                     D#
  That Was Mr Bojangles, Mr Bojangles, Mr Bojangles. Lord He Could Dance.


  He danced for those at minstrel shows & county fairs, 

  throughout the south 

  He spoke with tears of 15 years how his dog and him traveled about. 

  His dog up and died, up and died, after 20 years he still grieves. 


  He said I dance now at every chance in honky tonks for My 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 

 A#7      Cm    A#      Cm      A#      Cm    A#                    
  (CHORUS) Mr Bojangles, A Mr Bojangles, Mr Bojangles Come Back and Dance,      Dance 
  Dance Please Dance.

  A#7      Cm    A#      Cm      A#      Cm    A#                    D# D#maj7 D#6 D#
  (CHORUS) A Mr Bojangles, Mr Bojangles, Mr Bojangles Dance Why Cant You Come Back and
  Dance Please Bojangles - Whistle
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