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  Tabulatures for "The Boxer (Live 74)"

Notes :   Here capo 3   


Intro :
   
     C                                                 ( repeat 4 times )      
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     T   i   T   i   T   i   T   i  ...

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1.   I am          just     a   poor  boy  

Verses :

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1.                                                        though my 
2.  left        my  home    and my  fa      -  mi - ly          I was 
3.  - ly           work - man's    wa - ges        I come        
4.  years     are    rol -  ling    by  me         they    are
5.  lay  -  ing     out       my    win    -   ter  clothes     and
6.  clea - ring     stands       a  boxer           and a

     C              C/B              Am   
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1.   sto - ry's   seldom     told                     I     have      
2.   no      more   than     a     boy               in        the
3.  looking        for a          job          but I get       no
4.  rocking          e - ven -     ly                I    am
5.   wi - shing      I       was    gone              go - ing 
6.  figh - ter      by     his       trade           and  he 

     G                               G6
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1.  squandered    my         resistance                      for  a  
2.  com   -  pa  -  ny       of    stran -  gers              in the
3.  offers                                                    just a
4.  ol - der       than      I      once  was                    and
5.  home                                                     where the
6.  car -  ries    the         re - min - ders                    of

     G7                              G6              G7
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1. pock -   et  -  ful       of    mumbles          such  are      pro -
2. quiet            of     the      rail - way      sta -  tion
3. come - on       from  the        whores       on Seventh
4.  youn  -  ger    than        I'll be       that's not      un -
5.  New   York      City             win - ters     a - ren't 
6.  e - very        glove       that laid   him     down   or

     C
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1. - mises   
2.  running       scared.
3.  A -     ve - nue
4.  - u - su - al
5.  blee - ding     me  
6.  cut       him    'til        he cried    out            in his 


1,2,3,4 __________________________________________________________________

     C              C/B             Am           
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1.          All     lies     and     jest           still         a
2.                  Lay -  ing      low            seek   -  ing  
3.          I       do       de  -  clare           there       were 
4.         No   it   i - sn't      strange          a - fter 
6.   an - ger       and    his     shame             "I    am

     G                               F   
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1.  man           hears   what he   wants    to     hear       and
2.  out      the    poor - er     quarters         where       the
3.  times      when  I         was   so        lonesome          I
4.  chan - ges      up  -  on      chan - ges       we       are
6.  lea - ving,      I   am         lea - ving",    but  the

     F                               C              G/B    Am
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E-|--1---------------1-------------------------------------------------
 
1. dis -   re    -  gard       the   rest           mm ,    mm 
2.  rag - ged       peo - ple       go              look - ing  
3.  took      some   com - fort     there       
4.   more     or    less       the    same          af  -  ter
6.  figh - ter      still     re - mains

1,3 ________________________________________________________________________

     G                               G6 
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1.   mm

     G7                              C 
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     C                   
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                                                              When  I ...

5 _________________________________________________________________________

     Em
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5.                 lead - ing       me  

     Am
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5.                                                 going 

     G                               G6 
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5.  home 

     G7                              C 
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E-|--3---------------3------------------------------3------------------


     C                   
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A-|--3-------------------------------3---------------------------------
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     C                   
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6.                              In the ..


2,4,6 ______________________________________________________________________

     G                               F
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2.  for       the   pla  -   ces    on -  ly       they   would
4.  chan - ges      we       are    more     or     less     the

     C
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2.  know                                            Lie   - la 
4.  same                                            Lie   - la


Chorus :

    Am 
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A-|--0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------------
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    lie                                             Lie   - la

    Em 
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B-|--0-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-------0---0-----
G-|--0-------2---2---2-------2---2---2-------2---2---2-------2---2-----
D-|--2---------------2---------------2---------------2-----------------
A-|--2---------------2---------------2---------------2-----------------
E-|--0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------------

    lie         la  lie      la     lie             Lie   - la

    Am 
e-|--0-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-------0---0---0-------0---0-----
B-|--1-------1---1---1-------1---1---1-------1---1---1-------1---1-----
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D-|--2---------------2---------------2---------------2-----------------
A-|--0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----------------
E-|--------------------------------------------------------------------

    lie                                             Lie   - la

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    lie        la   lie       la    lie     la  la  la       la 

     C                              Cadd9
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    lie

     C9
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3.                                                   Ask - ing      on - 
4.                                                          Now     the
5.                                                          Then    I'm 


Solo verse :

     C
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E-|--------------------------------------------------------------------

     C              C/B             Am
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E-|--------------------------------------------------------------------


     G                               
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    G7                                     G6  
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     C
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G-|--------------0---------------0---------------0---------------0-----
D-|----------2---------------2---------------2---------------2---------
A-|--3-------------------------------3---------------------------------
E-|------------------3-------------------------------3-----------------


     C              C/B              Am   
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D-|----------2---------------0---------------2---------------2---------
A-|--3---------------2---------------0---------------------------------
E-|--------------------------------------------------0-----------------


     G                               
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B-|----------------------0-------------------------------0-------------
G-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
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A-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|--3---------------3---------------3---------------3-----------------


    G7                                     G7/F     G6/E    G/D 
e-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
B-|----------------------0---------------------------------------------
G-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
D-|----------3---------------3--------------3--------2-------0---------
A-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|--3---------------3---------------3---------------------------------


     C              C/B             Am           
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B-|------1-----------------------------------------------1-------------
G-|--------------0-------0-------0---------------2---------------2-----
D-|----------2---------------0---------------2---------------2---------
A-|--3---------------2---------------0---------------------------------
E-|--------------------------------------------------0-----------------


     G                               F   
e-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
B-|----------------------0---------------1---------------1-------------
G-|------------------------------0----------------3--------------3-----
D-|----------0---------------0----------------3--------------3---------
A-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|--3---------------3---------------1---------------1-----------------


     F                               C              G/B    Am
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B-|------1---------------1---------------------------3------1----------
G-|--------------3---------------0-------------------------------------
D-|----------3---------------3-----------------------------------------
A-|----------------------------------3-------3-------2------0----------
E-|--1---------------1-------------------------------------------------
 

     G                               F
e-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
B-|--0-------------------0-------------------------------1-------------
G-|------------------------------0----------------3--------------3-----
D-|----------0---------------0----------------3--------------3---------
A-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
E-|--3---------------3---------------1---------------1-----------------

     C
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D-|----------2---------------2---------------2---------------2---------
A-|--3-------------------------------3---------------------------------
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e-|-------------------------------------------------(0-----------------
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G-|--------------0---------------0------------------(0-----------------
D-|----------2---------------2----------------------)2-----------------
A-|--3-------------------------------3---------------3-----------------
E-|------------------3-----------------------3-------------------------



Lyrics :

I am just a poor boy.
Though my story's seldom told,
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles,
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest.

When I left my home and my family,
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station,
Running scared, laying low,
Seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go,
Looking for the places
Only they would know.

Lie-la-lie ...

Asking only workman's wages
I come looking for a job,
But I get no offers,
Just a come-on from the whores
On Seventh Avenue.
I do declare,
There were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there.

Now the years are rolling by me,
They are rocking evenly.
I am older than I once was,
Younger than I'll be,
That's not unusual.
No, it isn't strange,
After changes upon changes,
We are more or less the same.
After changes we are more or less the same.

Lie-la-lie ...

Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone
Going home
Where the New York City winters
Aren't bleeding me,
Leading me,
Going home.

In the clearing stands a boxer,
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving."
But the fighter still remains.

Lie-la-lie ...

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