Finger Pickin Good

April 24, 2015



The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel 1970

picking lesson (it’s not really a “lesson” – more of an ad for his website….but watch and learn grasshopper):

from TGAcousticLessons

A better lesson from Goldhat3:

The Boxer from chordie

C Em/B Am
I am just a poor boy though my story’s seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
G7 G C
For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises
Am G F
All lies and jest, still a man hears what he wants to hear
C G F Em C
And disregards the rest
C Em/B Am
When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
G7 G C
In the quiet of a railway station, running scared
Am G F
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places only they would know
Am G Am
Lie la lie, Lie la la la la la lie lala lie, Lie la lie,
Lie la  lie la la la la, lie la la la la lie.
C Em/B Am
Asking only workman’s wages I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
G7 G C
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
Am G F
I do de clare, there were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there
G F Em C
Lie lie lie lie la
C Em/B Am
Then I’m laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone
G G7 C Am
Going home… where the New York City winters aren’t bleeding me
Em Am G
Leading me,  going home.
C Em/B Am
In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
G G7
And he carries a reminder of ev’ry glove that laid him down
C Am
Or cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame
I am leaving, I am leaving
But the fighter still re mains
G F Em C
( Lie lie lie lie la ..again if you want.

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