New York State of MindWords & Music by Billy Joel
Recorded by Billy Joel, 1976
C E7-9 Some folks like to get away, Am7 Gdim C7 Take a holiday from the neighborhood, F A7 Dm7 Bb9 Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood. C E7-9 Am7 CM7 F C D7 But I'm takin' a Greyhound on the Hudson River line -- G9 Am7 G E7-9 Am7 I'm in a New York state of mind. C E7-9 I've seen all the movie stars Am7 Gdim C7 In their fancy cars and their lim - ou - sines, F A7 Dm7 Bb9 Been high in the Rockys under the evergreens; C E7-9 Am7 CM7 F C D7 I know what I'm needin', and I don't wanna waste more time -- G9 Am7 G I'm in a New York state of mind. Bridge: E7 GM7 It was so easy livin' day by day Gm7 C9 FM7 Out of touch with the rhythym and blues; Bm7 E7 AM7 But now I need a little give and take, Am7 D7 GM7 The New York Times, the Daily News. C E7-9 It comes down to reality, Am7 Gdim C7 And it's fine with me, 'cause I've let it slide; F A7 Dm7 Bb9 I don't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside. C E7-9 Am7 CM7 F C D7 I don't have any reasons; I left them all behind -- G9 Am7 G I'm in a New York state of mind. Coda: C E7-9 Am7 CM7 F C D7 I'm just taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line. G9 C E7-9 Am7 Bb9 C7/9 'Cause I'm in a New York state of mind.
This chart has been modified only slightly from one I found in the it.arti.musica.spartiti newsgroup submitted by Guido Menestrina.