Mr Bojangles

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Neil Diamond

Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades from the 1960s until the present. As of 2001, Diamond had sold over 115 million records worldwide including 48 million in the United States alone. He is considered to be the third m… more »

I knew a man, Bojangles and he danced for you 
 In worn out shoes 
 Silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants 
 The old soft shoe 
 He jumped so high 
 He jumped so high 
 Then he'd lightly touch 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 
 He 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 
 Then he clicked his heels 
 He let go a laugh 
 He let go a laugh 
 Pushed back his clothes all around 
 Mr. Bojangles 
 Mr. Bojangles 
 Mr. Bojangles 
 He danced for those in minstrel shows and county fairs 
 Throughout the south 
 He spoke with tears of fifteen years how his dog and him 
 Traveled about 
 The dog up and died 
 He up and died 
 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 
 He said 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 


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