“Mr. Bojangles” is a 1968 song by Jerry Jeff Walker based on someone he met while in jail. The first recorded version was from 1967 by Allen Wayne Damron. The Nitty Gritty 1970 version was more popular on the charts. Steve Earle will cover it on an upcoming album of Walker songs. Covers include a version by David Bromberg which begins with him talking about playing the song backing Walker.