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Lyr/Chords Req: Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker)

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GYPSY SONG MAN
MR BOJANGLES
MY OLD MAN 3
NIGHT RIDER'S LAMENT (WHY DO YOU RIDE FOR YOUR MONEY?)


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GUEST,belfast bhoy 28 Dec 00 - 02:53 PM
Jed at Work 28 Dec 00 - 02:57 PM
MMario 28 Dec 00 - 02:59 PM
Jed at Work 28 Dec 00 - 03:36 PM
Jed at Work 28 Dec 00 - 03:37 PM
Bert 28 Dec 00 - 04:17 PM
Ribbit 28 Dec 00 - 04:52 PM
JedMarum 28 Dec 00 - 04:58 PM
GUEST,belfastbhoy 29 Dec 00 - 07:00 AM
leprechaun 03 Feb 02 - 04:05 AM
breezy 03 Feb 02 - 08:51 AM
53 03 Feb 02 - 10:20 PM
Steve in Idaho 04 Feb 02 - 10:35 AM
GUEST,Jay 03 Jul 07 - 02:23 PM
dwditty 03 Jul 07 - 04:12 PM
Dave Roberts 04 Jul 07 - 06:17 AM
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Subject: Mr Bojangles
From: GUEST,belfast bhoy
Date: 28 Dec 00 - 02:53 PM

can anyone give me the words and guitar chords for bojangles i don`t know who composed it but sammy davis jnr sang it, many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: Jed at Work
Date: 28 Dec 00 - 02:57 PM

Jerry Jeff Walker wrote this circa late 60's.

You'll find it listed in the DT - here's the link to it. I'll come back with the chords soon.


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: MMario
Date: 28 Dec 00 - 02:59 PM

dang jed, you're getting good. 4 minutes with a clickie!


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: Jed at Work
Date: 28 Dec 00 - 03:36 PM

Try these chords (the /small letter means the root chord with the bass note).

C C/b Am AM/g F G C C/b Am AM/g F G F Em E Am Am/g D7/high e G

Chorus: Am G Am G Am G C

between verses hold the C chord walk the bass down from C to B to A and G, A B C and back again ....


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: Jed at Work
Date: 28 Dec 00 - 03:37 PM

hmmm, sorry didn;t format quite correctly. I'll try again!

C C/b Am AM/g F G
C C/b Am AM/g F G
F Em E Am Am/g D7/high e G

Chorus: Am G Am G Am G C

between verses hold the C chord walk the bass down from C to B to A and G, A B C and back again ....


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: Bert
Date: 28 Dec 00 - 04:17 PM

Trivia question: Who released the first recording of Mr Bojangles?

The answer


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: Ribbit
Date: 28 Dec 00 - 04:52 PM

Bert, would that be "the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band"?


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: JedMarum
Date: 28 Dec 00 - 04:58 PM

I heard Tom Rush sing it in 1970 ... don't know if he recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: GUEST,belfastbhoy
Date: 29 Dec 00 - 07:00 AM

thank you one and all especially jed(quick fingers)at work.


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: leprechaun
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 04:05 AM

After twenty years he still grieved.

I love Mr Bojangles.


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: breezy
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 08:51 AM

John Denver did it justice, did he not? Did sammy D Jr do it with visuals of a black man in gaol dancing?


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: 53
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 10:20 PM

The song reminds me of a Bojangles restaurant in our town, pretty boring.


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 04 Feb 02 - 10:35 AM

Jed's chords are pretty close to the way I do it - except the chorus is Am - G - Am - G -three note quick run up to- C and a bass run down to Am. If you ever come into Paltalk on Sunday I'll do the song for you if you wish. It's one of my favorites. And there's a number of ways to do the song. I think a lot of it depends on your personal musical style and vocal range.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: GUEST,Jay
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 02:23 PM

Don't forget Bob Dylan's version. I've heard people miscredit Bob Dylan
as being the song writer because they knew he sang it. The first version
I heard was the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: dwditty
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 04:12 PM

slightly off topic, as far as the song goes, but there is some good video of Bojangles (Robinson) on You Tube - an addition to Sandman Sims, Bunny Brown, Chuck & Chuckles, Sammy D Jr and lots of others. I love the hoofers. A few weeks ago I performed Ain't Misbehavin' accompanied by a tap dancer...a real high point for me.

dw


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Subject: RE: Mr Bojangles
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 06:17 AM

And Tom T Hall did an excellent version of 'Bojangles' in the 70s. It's on his 'Nashville Storyteller' CD.


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