Mr. Bojangles

Nina Simone


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jerry Jeff Walker
album: Track 13 in album To Love Somebody / Here Comes the Sun
release date: 1998
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
length: 5:03
lyricist: Jerry Jeff Walker
composer: Jerry Jeff Walker

Album Information

label: Raven Records
country(area): Australia
format: CD
barcode: 612657007129
script: Latin

Cover Art

Nina Simone To Love Somebody / Here Comes the Sun cover art


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I knew a man Bojangles
The silver hair, a ragged shirt
The old soft shoe
He jumps so high and

He was down and out
I knew a man, Bojangles, and he danced for you
With silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants,
He jumped so high, jumped so high, then he lightly touched down.
I met him in a cell in New Orleans, I was
He looked at me to be the eyes of age,
He talked of life, he talked of life. He laughed, clicked heels instead.
Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles,

throughout the South.
traveled about.

for drinks and tips.
He said, I drink a bit.

Mister Bojangles


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Suzanne
  • 2 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
  • 3 Revolution, Part 1
  • 4 Revolution, Part 2
  • 5 To Love Somebody
  • 6 I Shall Be Released
  • 7 I Can't See Nobody
  • 8 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
  • 9 The Times They Are A-Changin'
  • 10 Here Comes the Sun
  • 11 Just Like a Woman
  • 12 O-o-h Child
  • 13 Mr. Bojangles
  • 14 New World Coming
  • 15 Angel of the Morning
  • 16 How Long Must I Wander?
  • 17 My Way
  • 18 I Think It's Going to Rain Today
  • 19 In the Morning