New York State Of Mind

Words & Music:

Billy Joel


C                  E7#9

Some folks like to get away

       Am7              Gm7         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.

FM7      G9sus4            Am7    D7    Am    G    Gsus9

I'm in a New York state of mind.


I've seen all the movie stars

In their fancy cars and their limousines.

Been high in the Rockies under the evergreens.

But I know what I'm needin' and I don't want to waste more time.

FM7      G9sus             Am7   G    E7#9

I'm in a New York state of mind.



Am7       D7          GM7

It was so easy living day by day,

Gm7          C9                  FM7

Out of touch with the rhythm and blues.

Bm7       E7            AM7

And now I need a little give and take;

Am7          D7         GM7      Dm7   G7sus4   G7

The New York Times, the Daily News


Comes down to reality;

And it's fine with me, 'cause I let it slide.

Don't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside.

I don't have any reasons, I've left them all behind.

I'm in a New York state of mind.


C   E7#9   Am7   Bb   Eb6   Ab   Dm7   Db9   CM9


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