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The Boxer

The Boxer Guitar Tabs

Simon And Garfunkel - The Boxer chords, tabs, tablatures, lyrics

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The Boxer Guitar Tabs – Simon And Garfunkel

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                                 Paul Simon


INTRO:

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4|-------3-----3--------3-|-------3-----1--------1-|-------1-----------1----
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4|------------------------|---------
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 MAIN PART:
  (CODA)
  C
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4|-------1-----------1----|-------1-----------1----|-------1----------------
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4|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------
 |-3----------------------|-3----------------------|-3-----------3-----2----
 |-------------3----------|-------------3----------|------------------------
   I   am      just        poor boy     Though my    sto- ry's   sel - dom
   left  my    home and my fam-i-ly,    I     was   no   more    than   a


  Am                       G
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  told,        I   have    squan - dered  my   re - sis - tance     For  a
  boy          In  the     com - pa - ny       of   stran - gers    In  the


  G7                       G6                       C
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4|-------0-----------0----|-------0-----------0----|-------1-----------1----
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  pock - et -  ful    of   mum - bles,  Such    are prom - is - es_________
  qui - et     of     a    rail - way   sta - tion  run - ning scared______

                                                    Am
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                                  All   lies   and   jest,       Still   a
                                        Lay  -  ing  low,        seek - ing

  G                        F
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4|-------0-----------0----|-------1-----------1----|-------1-----------1----
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4|-------------0----------|-------------3----------|-------------3----------
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 |-3----------------------|-1----------------------|-1----------------------
   man hears      what he   wants to    hear   And   dis - re -  gards the
   out the      poor - er   quar - ters Where  the   rag - ged   peo - ple

  C                        G
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   rest.______________________
   go,         Look-ing     for     the  plac - es   (skip this bar)

  G7          G6           C
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4|-0----------------------|------------------------|------------------------
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  _____________________________________________________________________(CODA)
  on - ly   they    would  know           (chorus)


  CHORUS:

  C                        Am
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               Lie - la -  lie,                                  Lie - la -

  G                                                 Am
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   lie  la     lie - la -   lie         lie - la -   lie

                           G                        F
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               Lie - la -  lie la      la la la Lie  -  la - la   la  la


  C
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4|------------------------|------------------------||
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   lie._____________________

   ADDITIONAL WORDS:
   Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job
   But I get no offers
   Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
   I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
   I took some comfort there.
   Ooo-la-la la la la la.

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

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


Quite a sad song, but one of my favourites.
:-)
Cheers   Richard

MY MOST WANTED...

      Put it there    -  Paul McCartney    (need some help)
      Still haven't found what I'm looking for - U2
      Starman         -  David Bowie

      (I'm sure that Scott Yanoff must have the U2 one)


\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\
| Richard Ashley                   |"The surest sign that intelligent   |
| Astronomy Dept                   | life exists out there, is that     |
| University of Cape Town          | none of it has tried to contact    |
| South Africa                     | us."   -   Calvin                  |
\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\-/-\





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