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Always On My Mind I’ve Got a Name
And I Love Her Imagine
Act Naturally King Of The Road
All of Me (Medley), Anytime, It’s a Sin Margaritaville
Blue Skies (Medley), Ain’t Misbehaving, Lazy River Okie From Muskogee
Bobbie McGee On The Road Again
Brown Eyed Girl Red, Red Wine
City Of New Orleans Ring of Fire
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right Shower the People
For the Good Times Solitary Man
Four Walls Sweet Caroline
Help Me Make it Thru the Night Tear In My Beer
I Can’t Help Falling In Love Yesterday
If I Were A Carpenter Mr. Bojangles

 


All Of Me – Medley

All of me,  why not take all of me;
Can’t you see, I’m no good without you
Take my lips, I want to lose them;
Take my arms, I’ll never use them

Your goodbye, left me with eyes that cry;
How can I, go on dear without you
You took the part that once was my heart;
So why not take all of me

Anytime

Anytime, that you are lonely;
Anytime, you’re feeling blue
Anytime, you feel downhearted;
That will prove to you, my love is true

Anytime, you’re thinking of me;
That’s the time, I’ll be thinking of you
So, anytime you think that you might want me back again
That’s the time, I’ll come right back to you

It’s a Sin To Tell A Lie

Be sure it’s true, when you say, I love you;
It’s a sin to tell a lie
Millions of hearts have been broken,
Just because these words were spoken

I love you, yes I do, I love you;
If you break my heart, I’ll die
So be sure it’s true, when you say I love you;
It’s a sin to tell a lie

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Blue Skies – Medley

Blue skies, smiling at me,  nothing but blue skies, do I see
Blue birds, singing a song; nothing but blue birds, all day long

Never saw things going so right;
never saw the sun, shining so bright
Noticing the day, hurrying by,
when you’re in love, my, how they fly

Blue days, all of them gone,  nothing but blue skies from now on

 Ain’t Misbehaving

No one to talk with all by myself,
No one to walk with, but I’m happy on the shelf
Ain’t misbehaving, I’m saving my love for you

I know for certain the one I love,
I’m thorough with flirting, it’s just you I’m thinking of
Ain’t misbehaving I’m saving my love for you

Like Jack Horner, in the corner,
Don’t go nowhere,    What do I care,
Your kisses are worth waiting for believe me

I don’t stay out late, don’t care to go,
I’m home about eight, just me and my radio
Ain’t misbehaving I’m saving my love for you

Lazy River

Up a lazy river, by the old mill run,
That lazy, lazy river, in the noonday sun
Linger a while, in the shade of tree,
Throw away your troubles, dream with me

Up a lazy river, where the Robin’s song,
Awakes the bright new morning, we can loaf along
Blue skies up above, everyone’s in love, up a lazy river
How happy you can be, up a lazy river with me

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Always On My Mind

Maybe I didn’t love you ,    Quite as often as I could have
And maybe I didn’t treat you,    Quite as good as I should have
If I made you feel second best.     Girl, I’m sorry I was blind
But, you were always on my mind.   You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn’t hold you,     All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you,    I’m so happy that you’re mine
Little things I should have said and done,    I just never took the time
You were always on my mind,     You were always on my mind

Tell me, Tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied
I’ll keep you satisfied

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Little things I should have said and done, I just never took the time
You were always on my mind,  You were always on my mind

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Red, Red Wine

Red, red wine, go to my head, make me forget that I, I still need her so
Red, red wine, it’s up to you, all I can do, I’ve done, but memories won’t go
No, memories won’t go

I’d’v sworn, that with time, thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong, and I find, just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine, stay close to me, don’t let me be alone, its tearing apart
My blue, blue heart

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Shower The People

You can play the game and you can act out the part
Though you know it wasn’t written for you
But tell me, how can you stand there with your broken heart,
Ashamed of playing the fool
One thing can lead to another;
it doesn’t take any sacrifice
Oh, father and mother, sister and brother
if it feels nice, don’t think twice

Just shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna work out fine if you only will
Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way you feel
Things are gonna be much better if you only will

You can run but you cannot hide,
This is widely known
And what you plan to do with your foolish pride
When you’re all by yourself alone
Once you tell somebody the way that you feel
You can feel it beginning to ease
I think it’s true what they say about the squeaky wheel,
Always getting the grease.

Chorus

Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel

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For The Good Times

Don’t look so sad,  I know it’s over
But life goes on, and this old world, will keep turning
Let’s just be glad, we had some time, to spend together
There’s no need, to watch the bridges, that we’re burning

Lay your head upon my pillow,
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine
Hear the whisper, of the raindrops, blowing soft against the window
And make believe you love me, one more time, for the good times

I’ll get along,  you’ll find another
And I’ll be here, if you should find, you ever need me
Don’t say a word, about tomorrow or forever
There’ll be time enough, for sadness, when you leave me

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Bobbie McGee

Busted flat in Baton Rouge, headin for the train,
feelin nearly faded in my jeans
Bobbie thumbed a diesal down, just before it rained,
took us all the way to New Orleans
I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana
And was blowing sad while Bobbie sang the blues
With them windshield wipers slappin time and Bobbie clappin hands
She finally sang out every song that driver knew

Freedom’s just another for nothing left to lose
Nothing ain’t worth nothing but it’s free
Aw, but feeling good was easy, Lord, when Bobbie sang the blues
And feeling good was good enough for me,
Good enough for me and Bobbie McGee

From the coalmines of Kentucky, to the California sun,
Bobbie shared the secrets of my soul
Standin’ right beside me, Lord, thru everything I done
Every night she kept me from the cold
Then, somewhere near Salina, Lord, I let her slip away
Looking for the home I hope she’ll find
And I’ll trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday,
Holdin Bobbie’s body next to mine

Chorus & Out

                                                                   

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I’ve Got A Name

Like the pine trees lining the winding road, I’ve got a name, I’ve got a name
Like the singing bird and the croaking toad, I’ve got a name, I’ve got a name
And I carry it with me like my daddy did, but I’m living the dream, that he kept hid
Movin me down the highway, rollin me down the highway
Movin ahead so life won’t pass me by

Like the North wind whistling down the sky, I’ve got a song, I’ve got a song
Like the whippoorwill and the baby’s cry, I’ve got a song, I’ve got a song
And I carry it with me and I sing it loud, if it gets me nowhere, I’ll go there proud
Movin me down the highway, rollin me down the highway
Movin ahead so life won’t pass me by

Break  **  Chorus ** I’m Gonna Go There Free (twice)

Like the fool I am and I’ll always be, I’ve got a dream, I’ve got a dream
They can change their minds, but they can’t change me, I’ve got a dream, I’ve got a dream
I know I’d share it if you’d want me to, if you’re goin my way, I’ll go with you
Movin me down the highway, rollin me down the highway
Movin ahead so life won’t pass me by

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I Can’t Help Falling In Love

Wise men say only fools rush in
but I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I stay,  would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes,  some things are meant to be

Take my hand, take my whole life too,
For I can’t help falling in love with you

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Ring Of Fire

Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring
Bound by wild desire, I fell into the ring of fire

I fell in to a burning ring of fire
I went down, down, down; and the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns; the ring of fire,
The ring of fire

The taste of love is sweet, when hearts like ours meet
I fell for you like a child; oh, but the fire was wild

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Help Me Make It Through The Night

I’ll take the ribbon from your hair; shake it loose and let it fall
Laying soft against your skin, like the shadows on the wall

Come and lay down by my side, ’til the early morning light
All I’m taking is your time; help me make it thru the night

I don’t care what’s right or wrong, I don’t try to understand
Let the devil take tomorrow; Lord, it’s now I need a friend

Yesterday is dead and gone; and tomorrow is out of sight
Lord, it’s sad to be alone; help me make it through the night

Mm, Mm (hum line)
Lord, it’s sad to be alone; help me make it thru the night
I can’t stand to be alone; help me make it thru the night

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City Of New Orleans

Riding on the City of New Orleans, Illinois Central Monday morning rail
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders,
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail.
All along the southbound odyssey, The train pulls out at Kankakee
Rolls along past houses, farms and fields,
Passin’ trains that have no names, Freight yards full of old black men,
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles.

Good morning America how are you?
Don’t you know me I’m your native son,
I’m the train they call The City of New Orleans,
I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.

Dealin’ card games with the old men in the club car.
Penny a point ain’t no one keepin’ score.
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle,  Feel the wheels rumblin’ ‘neath the floor.
And the sons of Pullman porters,  And the sons of engineers
Ride their father’s magic carpets made of steel,
Mothers with their babes asleep, Are rockin’ to the gentle beat,
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel.

CHORUS

Nighttime on The City of New Orleans,
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee.
Half way home, we’ll be there by morning,
Through the Mississippi darkness,   Rolling down to the sea,
But all the towns and people seem,  To fade into a bad dream,
And the steel rails still ain’t heard the news,
The conductor sings his song again, The passengers will please refrain,
This train’s got the disappearing railroad blues.

CHORUS & Out

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Margaritaville

Nibblin’ on sponge cake, Watchin’ the sun bake
All of those tourists covered with oil
Strummin’ my six-string , On my front porch swing
Smell those shrimp they’re beginnin’ to boil

Wastin’ away again in Margaritaville
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
But I know it’s nobody’s fault

I don’t know the reason, I stayed here all season
Nothin’ to show but this brand new tattoo
But it’s a real beauty, A Mexican cutie
How it got here I haven’t a clue

Chorus
Now I think , Hell, it could be my fault

I blew out my flip-flop, Stepped on a pop-top
Cut my heel had to cruise on back home
But there’s booze in the blender, And soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

Chorus
But I know it’s my own damn fault

Yes and some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
And I know it’s my own damn fault

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Brown-Eyed Girl

Hey where did we go,   Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow,  Playin’ a new game,
Laughing and a running hey, hey,   Skipping and a jumping
In the misty morning fog with,   Our, a hearts a thumpin’ and you
My brown eyed girl,   You my brown eyed girl.

Whatever happened,  To Tuesday and so slow
Going down the old mine,  With a transistor radio
Standing in the sunlight laughing,  Hiding behind a rainbow wall,
Slipping and sliding, All along the waterfall, with you
My brown eyed girl,  You my brown eyed girl.

Do you remember when we used to sing,  Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da,
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da,   la ti da

So hard to find my way,  Now that I’m all on my own.
I saw you just the other day,  My how you have grown,
Cast my memory back there, Lord,
Sometime I’m overcome thinking ’bout
Making love in the green grass,  Behind the stadium with you
My brown eyed girl,  You my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when we used to sing  Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da,
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da,   la ti da Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da,
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da,   la ti da

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Yesterday

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as tho they’re here to stay, oh, I believe in yesterday

Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be
There’s a shadow hinging over me, oh, yesterday came suddenly

Why she had to go, I don’t know, she wouldn’t say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away, oh, I believe in yesterday,
I believe in yesterday

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And I Love Her

I give her all my love  That’s all I do
And if you  saw my love You’d love her too.  And I love her
She gives me everything And tenderly
The kiss my lover brings She brings to me.  And  I love her

A love like ours, could never die
As long as I have you near me

Bright are the stars that shine, Dark is the sky
I know this love of mine Will never die.   And  I love her

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Sweet Caroline

Where it began, I can’t begin to knowin,
but then I know it’s growing strong

Was in the Spring, then Spring became the summer,
who’d believed you’d come along

Hand, touchin hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you
Sweet Caroline, good times never seemed so good
I’ve been inclined, to believe they never would; but now I

Look at the night, and it don’t seem so lonely,
we fill it up with only two

And when I hurt, hurtin runs off my shoulder,
how can I hurt when holding you

Hand, touchin hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you
Sweet Caroline, good times never seemed so good
I’ve been inclined, to believe they never would; but now

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Okie From Muskogee

We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee
We don’t take our trips on L.S.D.
And we don’t burn our draft cards down on Main Street
But we like living right and being free

We don’t make a party out of loving
We like holding hands and pitching woo
We don’t let our hair grow long and shaggy
Like the hippies out in San Francisco do

And I’m proud to be an Okie from Muskogee
A place where even squares can have a ball
We still wave old glory down at the courthouse
White Lightning’s still the biggest thrill of all

Leather boots are still in style if a man needs footwear
Beads and Roman sandals won’t be seen
And football’s still the roughest thing on campus
And the kids here still respect the college dean

And I’m proud to be an Okie from Muskogee
A place where even squares can have a ball
We still wave old glory down at the courthouse
White Lightning’s still the biggest thrill of all

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Solitary Man

Belinda was mine ’til the time that I found her
Holdin Jim,  Lovin’ him
Then Sue came along,  Loved me strong,  that’s what I thought
Me and Sue,  But that died too

Don’t know that I will,  but until I can find me
The girl who’ll stay  and won’t play games behind me
I’ll be what I am,  A Solitary Man,  Solitary Man

I’ve had it to here,  bein’ where love’s a small word
A part time thing,  A paper ring
I know it’s been done having one girl who’ll love me
Right or wrong,  Weak or strong

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Act Naturally

 

They’re gonna put me in the movies
They’re gonna make a big star out of me
We’ll make a film about a man that’s sad and lonely
And all I have to do is act naturally

Well, I bet you I’m gonna be a big star
Might win an Oscar you can never tell
The movie’s gonna make me a big star,’
Cause I can play the part so well

Well, I hope you come and see me in the movie
Then I’ll know that you will plainly see
The biggest fool that ever hit the big time
And all I have to do is act naturally

Well, I bet you I’m gonna be a big star
Might win an Oscar you can never tell
The movie’s gonna make me a big star,’
Cause I can play the part so well

We’ll make a film about a man that’s sad and lonely
Begging down upon his bended knee
I’ll play the part but I won’t need rehearsing
All I have to do is act naturally

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Imagine

 

Imagine there’s no heaven, It’s easy if you try,
No hell below us, Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people, living for today

Imagine there’s no country, it isn’t hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for, No religion too,
Imagine all the people, living life in peace

You may say I’m a dreamer,  but I’m not the only one,
I hope some day you’ll join us,  And the world will live as one

Imagine no population growth,  no stress upon the land,
No need for greed or hunger, A planet with a plan,
Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one,
I hope some day you’ll join us,  And the world will live as one

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There’s A Tear In My Beer

 

There’s a tear in my beer,  Cause I’m cryin for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind
Into these last few beers, I ­­­­­have shed a million tears
You are on my lonely mind

I’m gonna keep drinkin’   until I’m petrified
And then maybe,   these tears will leave my eyes
There’s a tear in my beer ‘Cause I’m cryin’ for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind

Last night I walked the floor,  and the night before
You were on my lonely mind
It seems my life is through,  and I’m so dog gone blue
You are on my lonely mind

I’m gonna keep drinkin ‘Til I can’t move a toe
And then maybe, my heart won’t hurt me so
There’s a tear in my beer ‘Cause I’m crying for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind

Lord, I’ve tried and I’ve tried,   but my tears, I can’t hide
You are on my lonely mind
All these blues that I’ve found,   have really got me down
You are on my lonely mind

I’m gonna keep drinkin ‘Til I can’t even think
‘Cause in the last week, I ain’t slept a wink
There’s a tear in my beer  ‘Cause I’m crying for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind

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On The Road Again

 

On the road again, just can’t get wait to get on the road again.
The life I love is makin’ music with my friends.
And I can’t wait to get on the road again.

On the road again, going places that I’ve never been.
Seein’ things that I may never see again.
And I can’t wait to get on the road again.

On the road again,
like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We’re the best of friends,
insisting that the world keep turnin’ our way, and our way, is.

On the road again, just can’t get wait to get on the road again.
The life I love is makin’ music with my friends.
And I can’t wait to get on the road again.

guitar solo  x2 verses

On the road again,
like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We’re the best of friends,
insisting that the world keep turnin’ our way, and our way.

On the road again, just can’t get wait to get on the road again.
The life I love love is makin’ music with my friends.
And I can’t wait to get on the road again.
And I can’t wait to get on the road again.

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Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

 

Well it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
If you don’t know by now
An’ it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It donít matter anyhow
When your rooster crows at the break a dawn
Look out your window and I’ll be gone
You’re the reason I’m trav’lin’ on
Don’t think twice, it’s all right

And it ain’t no use in a-turnin’ on your light, babe
The light I never knowed
An’ it ain’t no use in turnin’ on your light, babe
I’m on the dark side of the road
But I wish there was somethin’ you would do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay
We never did too much talkin’ anyway
But don’t think twice, it’s all right

No it ain’t no use in callin’ out my name, gal
Like you never done before
And it ain’t no use in callin’ out my name, gal
I can’t hear ya any more
I’m a-thinkin’ and a-wond’rin’ wallkin’ way down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I am told
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
But don’t think twice, it’s all right

I’m walkin’ down this long, lonesome highway
Where I’m bound, I can’t tell
Goodbye is too good a word, babe
So I just say fare thee well
I ain’t sayin’ you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don’t mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don’t think twice, it’s all right
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don’t think twice, it’s all right
don’t think twice, it’s all right

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If I Were A Carpenter

 

If I were a carpenter, And you were a lady
Now, would you marry me anyway , Would you have my baby?

If I take on a tinker’s trade, Would you still find me
Oh, carrin’ the pots that I made,  following behind me

Save my love through loneliness, Save my love for sorrow
Iíve given you my onliness,  Come give me your tomorrow

If I worked my hands in wood, Would you still love me?
Now answer me babe, “yes, I would, Iíd  put you  above me”

If I were a miller, At a mill wheel grinding
Now, would you miss your color blouse, Your soft shoes are shining

Save my love through loneliness, Save my love for sorrow
Iíve given you my onliness,  Come give me your tomorrow

If I were a carpenter, And you were a lady
Now, would you marry me anyway , Would you have my baby?
would you marry me anyway , Would you have my baby?

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Four Walls

 

Out where the bright lights are glowing
You’re drawn like a moth to a flame
You laugh while the wine’s over flowing
While I sit and whisper your name

Sometimes I ask why I’m waiting
But my walls have nothing to say
I’m made for love, not for hating
So here where you’ve left me, I’ll stay

Four walls to hear me,  Four walls to see
Four walls too hear me, Theyíre Closing in on me

One night with you is like heaven
And so, while I’m walking the floor
I’ll listen for steps in the hallway
And wait for your knock on my door

Four walls to hear me,  Four walls to see
Four walls too hear me, They’re Closing in on me
Four walls too hear me, They’re Closing in on me

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King Of The Road

 

Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to let, fifty cents.
No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain’t got no cigarettes
Ah, but, two hours of pushin’ broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I’m a man of means by no means, king of the road.

Third boxcar, midnight train, destination, Bangor, Maine.
Old worn out clothes and shoes, I don’t pay no union dues,
I smoke old stogies I have found.
Short, but not too big around
I’m a man of means by no means, king of the road.

I know every engineer on every train
All of their children, and all of their names
And every handout in every town
And every lock that ain’t locked, when no one’s around.

I sing, trailers for sale or rent, rooms to let, fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain’t got no cigarettes
Ah, but, two hours of pushin’ broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I’m a man of means by no means, king of the road.

Third boxcar, midnight train, destination, Bangor, Maine.
Old worn out clothes and shoes, I don’t pay no union dues,
I smoke old stogies I have found.
Short, but not too big around
I’m a man of means by no means, king of the road

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Bojangles

I knew a man Bojangles and he’d dance for you In worn out shoes
With silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants, The old soft shoe
He jumped so high, jumped so high,  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 he spoke right out
He talked of life, talked of life, he laughed and slapped his leg a step

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

He said his name “Bojangles” and he danced a lick across the cell
He grabbed his pants a better stance, then he jumped so high and then he clicked his heels
He let go a laugh, let go a laugh and shook back his clothes all around

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

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

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

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