Mr. Bojangles

Jerry Jeff Walker


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jerry Jeff Walker
album: Track 2 in album Mr. Bojangles
release date: 1968
popularity : 37 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Country
length: 3:48
lyricist: Jerry Jeff Walker
composer: Jerry Jeff Walker

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jerry Jeff Walker Mr. Bojangles cover art


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I knew a man Bojangles and he danced for you
Silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants

He jumped so high

Mr Bojangles
I met him in a cell in New Orleans I was
He looked to me to be the eyes of age

He talked of life

Across the cell
He jumped so high

He let go a laugh

Mr Bojangles
We danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs
We spoke in tears of fifteen years
They travelled about
His dog up and died
After twenty years he still grieves
They said I dance now at every chance and honky tonks
But most the time I spend behind these county bars

I heard someone ask please
Mr Bojangles
Mr Bojangles

Mr Bojangles


Track Listing

  • 1 Gypsy Songman
  • 2 Mr. Bojangles
  • 3 Little Bird
  • 4 I Makes Money (Money Don't Make Me)
  • 5 Round and Round
  • 6 I Keep Changin'
  • 7 Maybe Mexico
  • 8 Broken Toys
  • 9 The Ballad of the Hulk
  • 10 My Old Man