New York New York chords

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 on the 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.
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
D major chord D6 chord D7 chord Dmaj7 chord C7 chord C7+5 chord Bbm7 chord Bb chord Bb7 chord B7 chord B7+5 chord Bm chord F#m7 chord Gmaj7 chord Gm6 chord G11 chord Em7 chord Em6 chord Eb chord Eb7 chord Ebmaj7 chord Fm7 chord Am6 chord A7 chord Ab chord Abm6 chord Abmaj7 chord
D major chord D6 chord D7 chord Dmaj7 chord C7 chord C7+5 chord Bbm7 chord Bb chord Bb7 chord B7 chord B7+5 chord Bm chord F#m7 chord Gmaj7 chord Gm6 chord G11 chord Em7 chord Em6 chord Eb chord Eb7 chord Ebmaj7 chord Fm7 chord Am6 chord A7 chord Ab chord Abm6 chord Abmaj7 chord

New York New York

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... 

Frank Sinatra

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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

Official Website: sinatra.com


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