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Thread #44348 Message #2474243
Posted By: GUEST,Jim
23-Oct-08 - 07:19 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Mister Bojangles
Subject: RE: Mister Bojangles
The character on the Dirt Band record is a guy who goes by Uncle Charlie, who did record some songs on 78. The original record by the NGDB was called UNCLE CHARLIE AND HIS DOG TEDDY. Probably they went to visit him, made the recording and thought it was a good intro to Jerry Jeff's song Mr. Bojangles. I agree with them.
By the way, has anyone noticed that the Dirt Band's version of Mr. Bojangles changed,"...and he spoke right out" to "...and the smoke ran out"? I saw them play the song a couple of years ago and they now use Jerry Jeff's original lyrics.