Mr Bojangles

"Mr Bojangles" was first released in 2001 on the studio-album "Swing When You're Winning".


I knew a man Bojangles
And he'll dance for you
In worn out shoes

With silver hair a ragged shirt
Baggy pants
He would do the old soft shoe

He would jump so high
Jump so high
Then he lightly touch down

Told me of the time he worked with
With minstrel shows
Traveling throughout the south

Spoke with tears for fifteen years
How his, how his dog and he
They would travel about

But his dog up and died
Dog up and died
After twenty years he still grieves

Said I dance now
At every chance in Honky Tonks
For my drinks and tips

But most the time I spend
Behind these country bars
You see son I drinks a bit

Then he shook his head
Oh lord when he shook his head
I could swear I heard someone say please please

That's Mister Bojangles
Call him Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles come back and dance

And dance
And dance
Please dance
Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles
And Mister Bojangles

Come back and dance
And dance and dance
Please dance



Robbie Williams

Written By

Jerry Jeff Walker

Original Artist

Jerry Jeff Walker


Alex Iles (Tenor Trombone)
Andy Martin (Tenor Trombone)
Brian Kilgore (Percussion)
Bruce Otto (Tenor Trombone)
Charlie Paakkari (Assistant Engineer)
Chuck Berghofer (Bass)
Chuck Findley (Trumpet)
Craig Ware (Bass Trombone)
Dan Higgins (Alto Saxophone)
Gary Foster (Alto Saxophone)
Gary Grant (Trumpet)
Gavyn Wright (London Session Orchestra)
George Doering (Guitar)
Greg Huckins (Baritone Saxophone)
Harold Jones (Drums)
Jeff Bunnell (Trumpet)
Jim Brumby (Pro-Tools)
Jim Cox (Piano)
Mike Ross-Trevor (Orchestral Engineer)
Pete Christlieb (Tenor Saxophone)
Ricky Graham (Assistant Mix Engineer)
Rupert Coulson (Assistant Mix Engineer)
Sal Lozano (Tenor Saxophone)
Steve Genewick (Assistant Engineer)
Wayne Bergeron (Trumpet)

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