The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel)

C Ami 1. I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told G I have squandered my resistance C for a pocket full of mumbles such are promises Ami all lies and jests G F still a man hears what he wants to hear C G C and disregards the rest. C Ami 2. When I left my home and my family I was no more than a boy G in the company of strangers Dmi7 C in the quiet of the railway station running scared Ami G F laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters C where the ragged people go G F Emi Dmi C looking for the places only they would know. Ami G Ami F G C R: Lie la lie ... C Ami 3. Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job G but I get no offers, Dmi7 C just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue Ami Dmi7 C F I do declare there were times when I was so lonesome C G C I took some comfort there oo-la-la ... R: C G7 C Ami 4. Then I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone G going home Dmi7 G7 G C where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me Emi Ami G C leading me, going home. C Ami 5. In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade G and he carries the reminders G7 of ev'ry glove that laid him down C Dmi7 G7 C or cut him till he cried out Ami in his anger and his shame G F "I am leaving, I am leaving" C but the fighter still remains. R: R: R: ...