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Joan Baez and Paul Simon Sing ‘The Boxer’

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Joan Baez and Paul Simon sing “The Boxer”, a song written by Paul Simon, during the Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration at the Beacon Theatre in New York on January 27, 2016.

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♪ Then I'm laying out my winter clothes ♪ -♪ Wishing I was gone, going home ♪ ♪ Where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me ♪ [ Cheers ] -♪ Leading me ♪ Going home -♪ In the clearing stands a boxer ♪ ♪ And a fighter by his trade ♪ And he carries the reminders ♪ Of every glove that laid him down ♪ ♪ And cut him till he cried out ♪ ♪ In his anger and his shame ♪ I am leaving, I am leaving ♪ But the fighter still remains ♪ ♪ Still remains ♪ Lie-la-lie ♪ Lie-la-lie-lie lie-la-lie ♪ Lie-la-lie ♪ Lie-la-lie-lie lie-la-lie la-la-lie ♪ ♪ Lie-la-lie-la-lie-la-lie ♪ Lie-la-lie ♪ La-la-lie-lie-la-lie la-la-la-lie ♪ ♪ Lie-la-lie-la-la-la-lie ♪ Lie-la-lie ♪ Lie-la-lie-lie-lie-la-lie ♪ La-la-lie

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