Sammy Davis Jr. - Mr. Bojangles Lyrics

Sammy Davis Jr. The Definitive Collection cover art
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MR. BOJANGLES

I knew a man, Bojangles, and he danced for you
in worn out shoes.
With silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants,
the old soft shoe.
He jumped so high, jumped so high, then he lightly touched down.

I met him in a cell in New Orleans, I was
so down and out.
He looked at me to be the eyes of age,
as he spoke right out.
He talked of life, he talked of life. He laughed, clicked heels instead.

Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles,
dance!

He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs
throughout the South.
He spoke with tears of fifteen years how his dog and he
traveled about.
His dog up and died, dog up and died, after twentyyears he still grieved.

He said, I dance now at every chance in honky tonks
for drinks and tips.
But most of the time I spend behind these county bars.
He said, you see son I drinks a bit.
He shook his head and as he shook his head I heard someone ask, please please

Thats Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles,
dance dance dance,
Oh bojangles!

- Jerry Jeff Walker

Track Listing
  • 1 Hey There
  • 2 The Birth of the Blues
  • 3 Something's Gotta Give
  • 4 Love Me or Leave Me
  • 5 That Old Black Magic
  • 6 Too Close for Comfort
  • 7 There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
  • 8 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 9 What Kind of Fool Am I
  • 10 Gonna Build a Mountain
  • 11 The Shelter of Your Arms
  • 12 Night Song
  • 13 My Shining Hour
  • 14 Lonely Is the Name
  • 15 I've Gotta Be Me
  • 16 The Rhythm of Life
  • 17 The Candy Man
  • 18 Mr. Bojangles
  • 19 The People Tree
  • 20 Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (Baretta's Theme)
  • Credits
    album: Track 18 in album The Definitive Collection
    release date: 2006-7-18
    popularity : 611 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:45
    lyricist: Jerry Jeff Walker
    composer: Jerry Jeff Walker
    Album Information
    label: Hip‐O Records
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin