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The boxer

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The Boxer ( Paul Simon )

C Am
I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told. I have
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squandered my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles such are promises.

Am G F C
All lies in jest still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
G F C
Hmm,- hmm,-

Am G
When I left my home and my family I was no more than a boy in the company of strangers,
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in the quiet of the railway station runnin' scared.

Am G F C
Lay-ing low, seeking out the poorer quarters where the ragged people go,
G F C
lookin' for the places has only they would know.

Am G Am
Lie la lie lie la lie__ lie lie_ la lie__ Lie la lie
G C
lie la lie____ lie lie la lie____ la la la la

C Am G
Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers
F C
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue

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I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome I took some comfort there.
G
Ooo-la-la la la la la.

Am G Am
Lie la lie lie la lie__ lie lie_ la lie__ Lie la lie
G C
lie la lie____ lie lie la lie____ la la la la

Am
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone
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Going home where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me,
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Leading m-----e, going home.

Am
In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
G F
And he carries the reminders of ev'ry glove that's laid him down
C Am
Or cut him 'til he cried out in his anger and his shame
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"I am leaving, I am leaving." But the fighter still remains.

Am G Am
Lie la lie lie la lie__ lie lie_ la lie__ Lie la lie
G C
lie la lie____ lie lie la lie____ la la la la


Artist name: Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel

Last updated on May 31, 2012 with 760 views

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