Who Sang Mr. Bojangles? Sammy Davis Jr.
Some other versions of "Mr. Bojangles"
- Song TitleRelease TitleYearArtist
- Mr. BojanglesHarry1969Nilsson
- Mr. BojanglesWhose Garden Was This1970John Denver
- Mr. BojanglesUncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy1970The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- Mr. BojanglesNew Routes1970Lulu
- Mr. BojanglesDemon in Disguise1972David Bromberg
- Mr. BojanglesDylan1973Bob Dylan
- Mr. Bojangles1000 Volts of Holt1973John Holt
- Mr. BojanglesA Way to Say Goodbye1986Esther Phillips
- Mr. BojanglesThe Melody Lingers On1997Etta Jones
- Mr. BojanglesTo Love Somebody / Here Comes the Sun1998Nina Simone
- Mr. BojanglesSwing When You’re Winning2001Robbie Williams
- Mr. BojanglesThe Swing Sessions2006David Campbell
- Mr. BojanglesDoing It My Way2007Ray Quinn
- Mr. BojanglesTime As We Know It - The Songs Of Jerry Jeff Walker2012Todd Snider
- Mr. BojanglesSecond VoicePete Marinovich
- Mr. BojanglesWinter PoemRadka Toneff
- Mr BojanglesPortraitNeil Diamond
- Mr. BojanglesJohn McEuen and the L.A. String WizardsJohn McEuen
- Mr. BojanglesMelodies of Love, Volume 3Floyd Cramer
- Mr. BojanglesGypsy Songman: A Life in SongJerry Jeff Walker
release date: 2006-7-18
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.
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
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
dance dance dance,
- Jerry Jeff Walker