Mr Bojangles - Ede,NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PetjeOp
N 52° 02.753 E 005° 40.172
31U E 683061 N 5769505
Quick Description: Grand Cafe Mr Bojangles in het centrum van Ede
Location: Gelderland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 11/8/2021 9:21:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM158H0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 6

Long Description:
In Ede is een cafe dat is vernoemd naar: Mr BoJangles, een nummer uit 1968 oorspronkelijk van de Amerikaanse countryzanger Jerry Jeff Walker.
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Songtekst
I knew a man, Bojangles and he danced for you
In worn out shoes
Silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants
The old soft shoe
He jumped so high
He jumped so high
Then he'd lightly touch down
I met him in a cell in New Orleans, I was
Down and out
He looked to me to be the eyes of age
As he spoke right out
He talked of life
He talked of life
He laughed, clicked his heels and stepped
He said his name, Bojangles and he danced a lick
Across the cell
He grabbed his pants, a better stance
Oh, he jumped so high
Then he clicked his heels
He let go a laugh
He let go a laugh
Pushed back his clothes all around
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Dance
He danced for those in minstrel shows and county fairs
Throughout the south
He spoke with tears of fifteen years how his dog and him
Traveled about
The dog up and died
He up and died
After twenty years he still grieves
He said I dance now at every chance in honky tonks
For drinks and tips
But most the time I spend behind these county bars
He said I drinks a bit
He shook his head
And as he shook his head
I heard someone ask him please
Please
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Dance

Het zou kunnen verwijzen naar:
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (Richmond, 25 mei 1878 – New York, 25 november 1949) was een Amerikaanse tapdanser en acteur in film, theater en televisie. Het publiek genoot van zijn ingetogen stijl van dansen, die de drukte van de jitterbug vermeed ten faveure van een onderkoelde dansact. Hij gebruikte hierbij zelden zijn bovenlichaam, maar beperkte zich tot inventief voetenwerk en expressieve gezichtsuitdrukkingen.

Robinson, die zich zowel in de zwarte als in de blanke entertainmentindustrie bewoog, is voornamelijk bekend gebleven door zijn danspartijen met Shirley Temple in een serie films gedurende de jaren dertig. Zijn laatste film, Stormy Weather (1943), werd losjes op zijn leven gebaseerd.

Duke Ellington componeerde Bojangles (A Portrait of Bill Robinson), een stel ritmische variaties, als eerbetoon aan Robinson.
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Musician: Many singers have sang this tune... among other: Robby Williams

Name of Song: Mr Bojangles

Relevant Verse:
I knew a man, Bojangles and he danced for you In worn out shoes Silver hair, a ragged shirt and baggy pants The old soft shoe He jumped so high He jumped so high Then he'd lightly touch down


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