Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Not every song that will be featured here will be what is generally considered as being “Christian” in the eyes of this world. For some will be anguished cries from the pit of despair, and others will be quite obviously ferverent rants of rebellion. Nonetheless, be assured that they will all be of our Heavenly Father (in one way or another) and I hope that you have been given ears to hear the message.

Mr. Bojangles
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
I knew a man Bojangles
And he’d dance for you
In worn out shoes
With silver hair
A ragged shirt
And baggy pants
The old soft shoe
He jumped so high
Jumped so high
And 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 the smoke ran out
He talked of life
Talked of life
And clicked his heels in step

He said his name Bojangles
And he danced a lick
Across the cell
He grabbed his pants
In a feathered stance
Oh he jumped so high
And then he clicked his heels
He let go a laugh
He let go a laugh
Shook back his clothes all around

Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Won’t you dance

He danced for those
At minstrel shows
And county fairs
Throughout the south
He spoke with tears
Of 15 years
How his dog and him
Traveled about
The dog up and died
He up and died
After 20 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
Because I drinks a bit
He shook his head
And as he shook his head
I heard someone ask him please

Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangels
Won’t you dance
Won’t you dance

Dance Little Jean
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
I played a wedding for the money
And I wished I could’ve told the bride and groom
Just what I think of marriage
And what’s in store after their honeymoon
And I was grumblin’ to the dancers
About how men and women ought to live apart
And how a promise never made cannot be broken
And can never break a heart

Then suddenly from out of nowhere
A little girl came dancing across the floor
And all her crinolines were billowin’
Beneath the skirt of calico that she wore
Oh what a joy fell on the honored guests
As each one of them was drawn into her dream
And they laughed and stamped
And clapped their hands
And hollered at her
Dance little Jean

And they said
Dance little Jean
This day is for you
Two people you love
Stood up to say I do
Dance little Jean
The prayer that you had
Was answered today
Your mama’s marrying your dad

Well my cynical heart just melted
‘Cause I figured what this get together meant
How it ended years of tears and sad confusion
That the little girl had spent
And they told the band to pack it up
About the time the couple cut the cake
But we played as long as they stayed
For love and laughs
And little Jeannie’s sake

And we played
Dance little Jean
This day is for you
Two people you love
Stood up to say I do
Dance little Jean
The prayer that you had
Was answered today
Your mama’s marrying your dad
It was answered today
Your mama’s marrying your dad

Lyrics From: [Sing356.com]

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  1. Thanks sharing Mr. Bojangles, love that song...oldie but goody...I enjoyed listening to it this morning. Have a great day.

  2. wow, haven't heard Mr Bojangles in years. There's a flash from the past.

  3. I've only heard Mr. Bojangles - what a memory. sandie

  4. thanks for shgaring these songs.Now if I can just get ADOBE FLASH PLAYER TO WORK I can listen to them.

  5. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear May!!! Mr. Bojangles always brings a bittersweet smile to my face.

  6. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! It's been years since I've heard the song, as well.

  7. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Sandie!!! I am sorry that I couldn't find a better video for "Dance Little Jean." For that is such a powerful song, and I had a hard time retyping the lyrics for posting because my eyes kept filling up with tears (of joy--not sorrow).

  8. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ryan!!! You appear to be with the majority on this one, and it is indeed a great song.

  9. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Mike!!! I'm so sorry that you are still experiencing such difficulties. You may have to remove the software that you now have for the Adobe Flashplayer 10, and then download a newer version. Make sure you are on Macromedia's official Adobe Flashplayer site instead of somewhere else. For nasty things are sometimes added to the downloads from those other sites.

  10. song reflects our experiences...

  11. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Deejay!!! Yes, they often do.


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