Simon And Garfunkel
The boxer (Paul Simon) C I am just a poor boy Am though my story's seldon told G I have squandered my resistance G7 G6 for a pocket full of mumbles C such are promises. Am All lies and gest G F still a man hears what he wants to hear C G G7 G6 C and disregard the rest. Hum... Hum... Hum... C When I left my home and my family Am I was no more than a boy G In the company of strangers G7 G6 In the quiet of the railway station C Am Running scared. Laying low G F Seeking out the poorer quarters C Where the ragged people go G looking for the places G7 G6 C only they would know Am G Am G F C Lai... lai... lau... lai...lai...lai...lai...lai... C Asking only workman wages Am I come looking for a job G but I get no offers. G7 Just a come on G6 C From the whores on 7th avenue Am G I do declare there were times F when I was so lonesome C I took some confort there. G C (**Coro**) Lai...la....lai... C Then I'm laying out my winter clothes Am G and wishing I was gone. Going home G7 G6 Where the New York city winter's C Em aren't bleeding me, leading me G going home. C In the clearing stands a boxer Am and a fighter by this trade G and he carries the reminders of every glove the laid hin down C Or cut him till he cried out in his anger Am G F And hes shame, I am leaving, I am leaving C G C But the fighter sitll remains.