Simon & Garfunkel - The boxer

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C                                              Am
I am just a poor boy Though my story's seldom told,
G
I have squandered my resistance
G7 G C
For a pocket full of mumbles, Such are promises
Am G F
All lies and jest Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
C G G7 C
And disregards the rest, mmm mmm mmm…
C
When I left my home And my family,
Am G
I was no more than a boy In the company of strangers
G7 G C
In the quiet of the railway station, Running scared,
Am G F
Laying low, Seeking out the poorer quarters
C
Where the ragged people go,
G F C
Looking for the places Only they would know.
Am Em Am
Lie-la-lie...lie la lai la lai la la lai la la lai
G G7 C
Lai la lai la lai la lai la la la la lai

C Am
Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job,
G
But I get no offers,
G7 G C
Just a come-on from the whores On Seventh Avenue
Am G F
I do declare, There were times when I was so lonesome
C G G7 C
I took some comfort there…lai la lai la lai la lai

Solo: C / C Am / G / G / C - Am / C - Am / G - F / F - C / G - F / C
Am Em Am
Lie-la-lie...lie la lai la lai la la lai la la lai
G G7 C
Lai la lai la lai la lai la la la la lai
C
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
Am G
And wishing I was gone, Going home
G7 G C
Where the New York City winters Aren't bleeding me,
Em Am G C
Leading meeeeee, Going home.

C Am
In the clearing stands a boxer, And a fighter by his trade
G G7 C
And he carries the reminders Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
C Am
Or cut him till he cried out In his anger and his shame,
G F C
"I am leaving, I am leaving." But the fighter still remains
G F C
still remains
Am Em Am
Lie-la-lie...lie la lai la lai la la lai la la lai
G G7 C
Lai la lai la lai la lai la la la la lai