A Jim Croce song. Mr Bojangles is a dancin' man.
Jim: I kne a man Bojangles, and he'd dance for you, in worn out shoes. Silver hair and ragged shirt, the old soft shoes... He jumped so high, then he'd lightly touch down.
According to Walker, a murder on the 4th July weekend of 1965 precipitated the arrest of all the street people in the area. In the crowded cell, a disheveled homeless old man began to talk to Walker who had been arrested earlier for drunkenness. The man told various stories of his life but the tone darkened after 'Mr. Bo-jangles' recalled his dog who'd been run over. Someone then asked for something to lighten the mood and the man obliged with a tap dance.
Walker mentions that all the men in the cell had nicknames to prevent easy identification by the police. The dancer's nickname was 'Mr. Bojangles.' In his autobiography 'Gypsy Songman,' Walker makes it clear the man he met was white. Further, in an interview with BBC Radio 4 in August 2008 he pointed out that, at the time, the jail cells in New Orleans were segregated along color lines.
An African American in showbusiness who has no problem with reinforcing negative racial stereotypes to further their career and standing with the white man.
It means no disrespect to the actual Mr. Bojangles, but casts the image of a black man tapdancing to please his white masters in Hollywood.
If you're on the UPN, you're a Mr. Bojangles.
The famous African-American dancer, Bill Robinson, who taught Shirley Temple how to tap dance and starred with her in many movies.
Eventhough this Spanish American War vet, was celebrated. He was often descriminated against due to the color of his skin. Many artist such as Bob Dylan
and Sammy Davis Jr have paid tribute to him through their art.
Bojangles came to represent oppressed or discriminated people who have a special warm and caring relationship with the children of the oppressor.
Granpa would even bojangles with kids of the KKK.
An African American male in showbusiness doing whatever the white man says to become more successful. See also: Aunt Jemima
, Uncle Tom
While derogatory in modern use, the term refers to succesful and groundbreaking 1920's dancer/actor William Robinson, who was nicknamed Bojangles in his vaudeville days. It means no disrespect to the talent and hard work Mr. Robinson put forth to become one of the most important entertainers of all time.
If you're on the UPN network, you're a Mr. Bojangles.
Mr. Bojangles was a special mouse in the movie The Green Mile (Tom Hanks and other actors). Bojangles, the pet of a prisoner Delacroix, was able to do little tricks that greatly amused Delacroix. Unfortunately, this douchebag prison guard named Percy decided to step on and crush Mr. Bojangles... all was lost until John (crucial character in story) brings Mr. Bojangles back to life, and Mr. Bojangles lives for a crazy-ass long time.
Mr. Bojangles makes for a cute pet name.
Aww that is such a cute little mouse! I can't believe it does tricks and stuff? What's it called?
Mr. Bojangles... duh.
The name of the infamous porn star M.W. Stratman's penis
Did you see that new video on the internet of Stratman making Mr. Bojangles. It was disturbing in like four different ways
When one man is making sweet love to another mans tender anus, and the catcher reaches back and clacks their nut sacks together with his callused hand...
I thought Jimmy and I were just being crazy college students who were experimenting... Then he introduced me to Mr. Bojangles