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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Mr Bojangles Meaning

Song Released: 1970


Mr Bojangles Lyrics

I knew a man Bojangles and he'd dance 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
And then he'd lightly touch down.

I met him in a cell in New Orleans,...

  1. kooljohn176
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    Nov 16th 2014 report

    This version of this song Mr. Bojangles [prologue: uncle charlie& his dog teddy] was melonchollicly inspirational when first herd it years ago by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Always thanks to Bill''Bojangles'' Robinson of Harlem who may have inspired a street performer called Mr.Bojangles with his dog that eventually died in New Orleans that inspierd J.J.Walker to write the song.


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