New York New York chords and lyrics

by Frank Sinatra

  • Theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York New York with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It was written for Liza Minnelli who performed the song in the film, and was released in 1977 from the album of the same name.
  • The song was re-recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1979 for his album, Trilogy: Past Present Future - released in April, 1980.
  • Music: D Major with a key change to Eb Major in 4/4 time at 112 bpm - moderate swing.
  • Chords: D, D6, D7, Dmaj7, Eb, Eb7, Ebmaj7, Em6, Em7, F#m7, Gmaj7, Gm6, G11, Ab, Abm6, Abmaj7, A7, Am6, Bb, Bb7, Bbm7, B7, B7+5, Bm, C7, C7+5
  • Please Note: This is a very chord-heavy song and not suitable for beginners, however when you master the art of barre chords you should definately re-visit this song.

New York New York by Frank Sinatra

Intro: 4/4 || D  | %  | Em7  | A7  | D  | %  | Em7  | A7  ||

                          D                    | Em7  - A7  |
 1. Start spread-in' the news___ I'm leav-ing to-day
Em7 A7  Em7   A7  D                  D6           | Em7 / Em6  Em7  | A7  |
    I   wan - na  be  a  part of it___ New York New York

                       D                     | Em7  - A7  |
 2. These vag-a-bond shoes___ Are long-ing to stray
Em7  A7     Em7   A7  D                Dmaj7             D7
    Right through the ve-ry heart of it___ New York New York

            Gmaj7         Gm6                  D6
** I want to wake up in a ci-ty that does-n't sleep
Dmaj7    Em7  Dmaj7  F#m7              B7         | Em7 / Em6  Em7  | A7  |
   And   find  I'm   king of the hill___ Top of the heap

                         D                   | Em7  - A7  |
 3. These lit-tle town blues___ Are melt-ing a-way
Em7  A7  Em7  A7  D                    D6           Am7
    I'll make a brand new start of it___ In old New York

  D7        G        Gm6                   D    B7+5
** If I can  make it there___ I'll make it  any-where
   B7   A7  B7  Em7    F#m7  Gmaj7  G11    D
   It's up  to  you___ New    York   New  (York)

   |  D  |  %  | Em7  - A7  | Bb7  /  Fm7  Bb7  |
     York                   (key change)
   |  Eb  | Ebmaj7            | Eb7  |
                New  York  New  York    

            Abmaj7        Abm6                Eb6
** I want to wake up in a  ci-ty that ne-ver sleeps
Ebmaj7   Fm7  Ebmaj7  Gm7                C7
   And   find  I'm    ‘A’ num-ber one___ Top of the list
   B                  Bb
   King of the hill___ ‘A’ num-ber one... 
 
                        Eb                   | Fm7  - Bb7  |
 4. These lit-tle town blues___ Are melt-ing a-way
Fm7 Bb7                Eb                  Ebmaj7    Bbm7
    I'm gon-na make a brand new start of it___ In old New York

Eb7               Ab            Abm6
** A – a – a - and  if I can___ Make it there
                     Eb      C7+5
   I'm gon-na make it  any - where
    C7  Bb7  C7  Fm7    Gm7  Fm7   Ab  |  Eb  |   %   | Fm7...  | Eb  |
   It's  up  to  you___ New  York  New    York... New    York... 

D Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Barre Line: First finger holds down multiple strings
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Frank Sinatra

Born: Francis Albert Sinatra on 12th December, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.

Died: 14th May, 1998 (aged 82) in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Profession: Singer, actor, producer

Music Styles: Traditional pop, easy listening, jazz, swing, vocal jazz

Active Years: 1935-1995

Frank Sinatra

sinatra.com

New York New York Sheet Music - download at MusicNotes.Com - Piano/Vocal/Chords - F Major - 4 pages.

Another song by Frank Sinatra on this site: My Way

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