Mr. Bojangles Karaoke - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

This title is a cover of Mr. Bojangles as made famous by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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With backing vocals (with or without vocals in the KFN version)

Tempo: variable (around 154 BPM)

In the same key as the original: F♯

Duration: 03:37 - Preview at: 01:44

Release date: 1970
Genres: Folk, Country, In English
Original songwriter: Jerry Walker

All files available for download are reproduced tracks, they're not the original music.

Lyrics Mr. Bojangles

I knew a man Bojangles and he'd dance for you in worn out shoes
With silver hair and ragged shirt and baggy pants the old soft shoe
He jumped so high jumped so high
And then he lightly touched down
I met him in a cell in New Orleans
I was down and out
He looked to me to be the eyes of age as the smoke ran out
He talked of life talked of life
He laughed clicked his heels and stepped
He said his name Bojangles and he danced a lick across the cell
He grabbed his pants a better stance
Oh he jumped so high and then he clicked his heels
He let go a laugh he let go a laugh
Shook back his clothes all around
Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles dance
He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs throughout the south
He spoke through tears of fifteen years how his dog and him traveled about
The dog up and died he up and died
And after twenty 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 'cos I drinks a bit
He shook his head and as he shook his head
I heard someone ask him please, please
Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles dance

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