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20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

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    The Boxer

    Simon and Garfunkel

     

    Intro:  / C9 - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

     

    C (2)

    I am just a poor boy, though my

      C (½)  C/B (½)   Am
    story's seldom    told, I have

         G (2)   

    squandered my resistance for a

      F (2)                                                    C (2)  

    pocket full of mumbles such are promises

    C (½)    C/B (½)   Am
         All lies and    jests, still a

      G                          F (2)                                                     C  
    man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest.  Lie la

    G (2)               F        C (4)

    lie lie lie la lie

     

                 C (2)

    When I left my home and my family I was

      C (½)     C/B (½)   Am
    no more than a     boy, in the

     G (2)
    company of strangers, in the

      F (2)                                        C (2)
    quiet of the railway station running scared

    C (½)  C/B (½)   Am
            Laying     low, seeking

    G                      F (2)                                                      C

    out the poorer quarters where the ragged people go looking

     G                  F                         C (2, hold second measure)  
    for the places only they would know

     

    Chorus:

             Am (2)    Em (2)

    Lie la lie, Lie la lie lie lie la lie, Lie la

    Am (2)      F               G                               C (4)
    lie. Lie la lie lie lie la lie, La la lie la lie lie


               C
    (2)
    Asking only workman's wages I come

      C (½)   C/B (½)   Am
    looking for a       job, But I get no

    G (2)
    offers, Just a

      F (2)                                                          C (2)
    come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue. 

    C (½)  C/B (½)   Am
           I do      declare, there were

     G                         F (2)                                                       C

    times when I was so lonesome I took some comfort there.  Lie la

    G (2)               F        C (2)
    lie la lie lie lie

    Instrumental:

    / C - - - / - - - - / C - C/B - / Am - - - /

    / G - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

    / C - - - / - - - - / C - C/B - / Am - - - /

    / G - - - / F - - - / - - - - / C - - - /

    / G - - - / F - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

     

    Chorus

     

                   C (2)

    Then I'm laying out my winter clothes

             C (½)  C/B (½)   Am
    And wishing I was      gone, going

      G (2)
    home, where the

      F (2)                                              C (2)

    New York City winters aren't bleeding me

    Em (2)                 Am (2)  
          Bleeding me

               G (3)      C (4)

    going home

     

                 C (2)
    In the clearing stands a boxer

              C (½)   C/B (½)   Am
    And a fighter by his    trade

                 G (2)
    And he carries the reminders

          F (2)                                                       C (2)
    Of ev'ry glove that layed him down or cut him till he cried out

             C (½)   C/B (½)   Am
    In his anger and his  shame

               G                   F (2)                                               C
    "I am leaving, I am leaving," but the fighter still remains.
    G
                   F          C (2)

                                                    Lie la

     

    Ending Chorus x4:

    Am (2)    Em (2)

    lie, Lie la lie lie lie la lie, Lie la

    Am (2)      F               G
    lie. Lie la lie lie lie la lie, La la lie la

     

    lie

     

    Instrumental:

    / C - - - / - - - - / C - C/B - / Am - - - /

    / G - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

    / C - - - / - - - - / C - C/B - / Am - - - /

    / G - - - / F - - - / - - - - / C - - - /

    / G - - - / F - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

     

    End on C

     


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.