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NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

Words & Music by Billy Joel

Album: Turnstiles (1976)



INTRO:

|--0---0-2-----0-----|--0---0-2------------1-|
|--1---1-1-----0h1---|--1---1-1------------1-|
|--0---0-2---2----2--|--0---0-2--------0h2---|
|--------0-----------|--------0--------------|
|--0-----------------|--0--------------------|
|--------------------|-------------3-3-------|
   1   2   3   4        1   2    3       4


VERSE:

   C                     E7                  Am                 C7
     Some folks like to get away     take a  holiday   from the n'borhd
|--0------0--------------0--------0--------|-0-------0----------0-------0---|
|--1------1--------------0--------0--------|-1-------1----------1-------1---|
|--0------0--------------1--------1--------|-2-------2----------3-------3---|
|--2---------------------0-----------------|-2------------------2-----------|
|--3---------------------------------------|-0------------------3-----------|
|------------------------0-----------------|----------------------------3-2-|
   1      2              3        4          1       2          3       4


   F                    A+5                  Dm7             Bb9
     Hop a flight to Mi-ami beach   or to    Hollywood
|--1--------1-----------1---------1-------|--1---------1-----1-----1------|
|--1--------1-----------2---------2-------|--1---------1-----1-----1------|
|--2--------2-----------0---------0-------|--2---------2-----1-----1------|
|--3--------------------2-----------------|--0---------------0------------|
|-----------------------0-----------------|---------------0--1------------|
|--1---------------3-4--------------------|------------3------------------|
   1        2           3         4          1         2     3     4


   C         C/B     Am7       C/G           F       E      D7
     But I'm takin a Greyhound    Down the   Hudson  River  Line
|--0---------0-------0---------0-----------|-1-------0------2-------0-----|
|--1---------1-------1---------1-----------|-1-------0------1-------0h1---|
|--0---------0-------0---------0-----------|-2-------1------2----2------2-|
|--2-----------------2---------------------|-3-------2------0-------------|
|--3---------2-------0---------------------|-3-------2--------------------|
|------------------------------3-----------|-1-------0--------------------|
   1         2       3         4             1       2      3       4



   F9                  Dm7/G              Am7        D7     Am7     G
            I'm in a   N.Y.    State of   Mind
|--3~------------------1~--------------|--0----------2-----------0--------|
|--1~------------------1~--------------|--1----------1-----------0h1------|
|--2~------------------2~--------------|--0----------2-------2--------2---|
|----------------------0~--------------|--2----------0--------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--0-------------------------------|
|--1~------------------3~--------------|----------------------------------|
   1    2              3     4            1       2      3       4



(lead-in to 2nd Verse)

   Am7      D7         G9sus
|--0-----0--2------------1-|
|--1-----1--1------------1-|
|--0-----0--2--------0h2---|
|-----------0--------------|
|--0-----------------------|
|----------------3-3-------|
   1     2     3       4


VERSE 2:

C                   E7                   Am                   C7
  I've seen all the movie stars in their fancy cars and their limosines

F                  A+5               Dm7             Bb9
  Been high in the Rockies under the evergreens

C   C/B           Am7      C/G       F           E          D7
  I know what I'm needin'      and I don't wanna waste more time...

F9         Dm7/G         Am7    D7
  I'm in a N.Y. state of mind


(lead-in to Bridge)

   Am7      E7+9
|--0-----0--3------------------|
|--1-----1--3------------------|
|--0-----0--1------------------|
|-----------0------------------|
|--0---------------------------|
|-----------0----------0-2-3-4-|
   1     2     3       4




BRIDGE:


   Am7                 D7                 Gmaj7
            It was so  easy     livin       day-by-day
|--------0-------------------2---------|---------------------------------|
|--------1-------------------1---------|-----------3--------3------------|
|--------0----------------2------------|-----------4--------4------------|
|-----2----------------0---------------|------4-------4------------------|
|--0-----------------------------------|-------------------------------3-|
|--------------------------------------|--3--------------3-------3-5-6---|
   1     2             3     4            1        2     3       4


   Gm                        C13                   Fmaj7
      Out of touch with the  rhythm      and the   blues
|------------3-------------------------5---------|-----------------------------|
|------------3-------------------------5---------|---------1--------1----------|
|------------3-------------------------3---------|---------2--------2----------|
|-----5-----------------------------2------------|------2-----2----------------|
|----------------------------3-------------------|-------------------------0-1-|
|--3---------------------------------------------|-1-------------1-----1-3-----|
   1         2               3         4           1       2     3     4


   Bm7                E                  Amaj7
          But now I   need     a little     give &  take              the
|--------2-------------------0---------|------------0--------0------------|
|--------3-------------------0---------|------------2--------2------------|
|-----2----------------------1---------|----1----------1-----1------------|
|-------------------------2------------|----------------------------------|
|--2-----------------------------------|-0----------------0---------------|
|-----------------2-1-0----------------|------------------------0-2-3-4---|
   1     2            3      4           1          2     3     4


   Am7           D7               Gmaj7
   N.Y.  Times,             the   Daily News
|--------0-------------2-------|------------2--------2--------|
|--------1-------------1-------|------------3--------3--------|
|--------0----------2-----2----|-------4-------4--------------|
|-----2----------0-------------|------------------------------|
|--0---------3-4---------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|--3---------------3-----3--5--|
   1     2       3     4          1         2     3     4


   Dm7         G9sus G7
|--------1-----1-----1----|
|--------1-----1-----0----|
|-----2-----2--2-----0----|
|--0----------------------|
|-------------------------|
|--------------3-----3----|
   1     2     3     4




VERSE 3:

C                 E7              Am                      C7
  Comes down to reality well it's fine with me cause I've let it slide

F                    A+5               Dm7             Bb9
  Don't care if it's Chinatown or down riverside

C         C/B      Am7     C/G  F             E     D7
  I don't have any reasons        I left them all behind...

F9         Dm7/G         Am7    D7     Am7   G  G9sus
  I'm in a N.Y. state of mind



(SOLO:)                 \
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(Repeat BRIDGE:)         |  optional
                         |
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(Repeat VERSE 3:)       /



ENDING:

C          C/B      Am7      C/G           F      E     D7
  I'm just takin' a Greyhound     down the Hudson River line

F9
   I'm in a N.Y  (...I'm in a N.Y.)  ...I'm in a N.Y.   state of


   C     E7+9  Am    Bb7      Eb13  Ab9   Dm9   Db7      Cmaj9
   mind.
|--0--0--3--3--5--5--6--6--|--8-----6--4--3--1--------|--------|
|--1--1--3--3--5--5--6--6--|--8-----4-----1-----4-----|--3-----|
|--0--0--1--1--5--5--7--7--|--6-----5-----2-----4--4--|--4-----|
|--2-----0-----7-----6-----|--5-----4-----0-----3-----|--2-----|
|--0-----------------------|--6-----------------4-----|--3-----|
|--------0-----5-----6-----|--------4-----------------|--------|
   1     2     3     4        1     2     3     4






ALTERNATE ENDING:


C          C/B      Am7      C/G           F      E     D7
  I'm just takin' a Greyhound     down the Hudson River line

   F9
     I'm in a N.Y...
|--3-------------------------------------------------|
|--1-------------------------------------------------|
|--2------------------5-7-9-7------------------------|
|-----------------5s7--------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|--1-------------------------------------------------|

   F9
     I'm in a N.Y...          (pause)                            (slowly)
|--3-------------------------------------8--8-12-11-10-------------------------|
|--1---------------------------------8-10-10-----------------------------------|
|--2------------------5-7-9-8-7~---s9-----------------9-8-7--------------------|
|-----------------5s7----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------7-6-5---------------|
|--1-------------------------------------------------------------0-(t-1)-(t-2)-|

   F9
     I'm in a N.Y...                       state of
|--3--------------------------12H-----------------------|
|--1--------------------12H-----------------------------|
|--2-----------------------------7H---------------------|
|--------------------7H----7H---------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|



    C        E7+9  Am    Bb7      Eb13  Ab9   Dm9   Db7      Cmaj9
    mind.                                           (slowly..)
e|--0--0-----3--3--5--5--6--6--|--8-----6--4--3--1--------|--------|
b|--1--1-----3--3--5--5--6--6--|--8-----4-----1-----4-----|--3~~~--|
g|--0--0-----1--1--5--5--7--7--|--6-----5-----2-----4--4--|--4~~~--|
d|--2--------0-----7-----6-----|--5-----4-----0-----3-----|--2~~~--|
a|--0--------------------------|--6-----------------4-----|--3~~~--|
D|-------0-1-2-----7-----8-----|--------6-----------------|--------|
    1  .     2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1



Note:  (t-1) = tune the low-E string down a half note to Eb, before playing.
       (t-2) = tune down another half step to D.
       If this is done, the low-E string in 4 chords of the last line must
       be played 2 frets higher than standard tuning (as shown here).
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Copyrights:

Author: Billy Joel

Composer: Billy Joel

Publisher: Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Details:

Released in: 1976

Language: English

Appearing on: Piano Man - The Very Best Of (2004) , Turnstiles (1976) , Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1985) , 2000 Years (2000) , The Essential (2001) , 12 Gardens Live (2006)

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