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NEW YORK GROOVE 
by Ace Frehley/KISS 1978

The transcription for this song comes mainly from Ace Frehley's solo album 
in 1978 with a few things that KISS added in live during the chorus.   
All chords for this song are power chords.
Tune Guitar Down 1/2 Step

[Intro]
(Fig#1)
Play 4 Times.
         E5 
D#|-----------------------|
A#|-----------------------|
F#|-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--|
C#|-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--|
G#|-----7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--|
D#|-----------------------|

[Verse 1]
         E5                     E5 
D#|----------------------------|----------------------|
A#|----------------------------|----------------------|
F#|-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-------|---9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9---|
C#|-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-------|---9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9---|
G#|-----7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-------|---7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7---|
D#|----------------------------|----------------------|
(Many years since I was here.)                        

         E5                          B5
D#|-----------------------------|-----------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-----------------------|
F#|-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--------|-----------------------|
C#|-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--------|---9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9----|
G#|-----7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--------|---9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9----|
D#|-----------------------------|---7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7----|
(On the street,I was passing my time away.)

         D5                          D5  
D#|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
F#|-----7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--------|---7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7------------|
C#|-----7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--------|---7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7------------|
G#|-----5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5--------|---5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5------------|
D#|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
(To the left and to the right, buildings towering to the sky and it's)

         E5                          B5   
D#|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
F#|-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--------|-------------------------------|
C#|-----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--------|---9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9------------|
G#|-----7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--------|---9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9------------|
D#|-----------------------------|---7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7------------|
(Out of sight            In the dead of night)

[Pre-Chorus]
(Fig#1 
(Played Four Times))

[Chorus]
             E5                                  A5     B5
D#|-----------------------------------------|------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------|------------------|
F#|----9----9----------------------------9--|------------------|
C#|----9----9----------------------------9--|---7-7-7--9-9-9---|
G#|----7----7----------------------------7--|---7-7-7--9-9-9---|
D#|-----------------------------------------|---5-5-5--7-7-7---|

I'm Back   Back in the New York Groove
     E5   E5                           E5     A5/ / B5/ /
I'm Back   Back in the New York Groove
     E5   E5                           E5     A5/ / B5/ /
I'm Back   Back in the New York Groove

        E5                             E5
D#|------------------------------|----------------------------|
A#|------------------------------|----------------------------|
F#|----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9----------|----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--------|
C#|----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9----------|----9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--------|
G#|----7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7----------|----7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7--------|
D#|------------------------------|----------------------------|
(Back   in the New York Groove   In the New York Groove)

[LEAD INTO VERSE 2]
(Fig#2)
        F5                             F5   
D#|------------------------------|------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------|------------------------------|
F#|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|
C#|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|
G#|-----8--8--8--8--8---8--8--8--|-----8--8--8--8--8---8--8--8--|
D#|------------------------------|------------------------------|

[VERSE 2]
        F5                             F5
D#|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
F#|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10---|
C#|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10---|
G#|-----8--8--8--8--8---8--8--8--|-----8--8--8--8--8---8--8--8---|
D#|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
(In the back of my cadillac)

        F5                                  C5
D#|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|
F#|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10---------|------------------------------|
C#|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10---------|--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10----|
G#|-----8--8--8--8--8---8--8--8---------|--10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10----|
D#|-------------------------------------|---8--8--8--8--8---8--8--8----|
(Wicked lady sitting by my side saying    where are we?)

        D#5                          D#5
D#|----------------------------|---------------------------|
A#|----------------------------|---------------------------|
F#|----8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8--------|----8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-------|
C#|----8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8--------|----8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-------|
G#|----6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6--------|----6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-------|
D#|----------------------------|---------------------------|
(Stop at third and forty-three exit to the night its gotta be ecstacy,)

        F5                            C5
D#|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
F#|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-|------------------------------|
C#|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|
G#|-----8--8--8--8--8---8--8--8-|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|
D#|-----------------------------|-----8--8--8--8--8---8--8--8--|
(This place was   meant for me)     

[PRECHORUS]
(Fig#2 Twice)

[CHORUS]
(Same Pattern as 1st Chorus with different chords)
    F5  F5                           F5   A#5/ / C5/ /
I'm Back  Back in the New York Groove
    F5  F5                           F5   A#5/ / C5/ / 
I'm Back  Back in the New York Groove
    F5  F5                           F5   A#5/ / C5/ / 
I'm Back  Back in the New York Groove

        F5                             F5 
D#|------------------------------|------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------|------------------------------|
F#|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|
C#|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|----10-10-10-10-10--10-10-10--|
G#|-----8--8--8--8--8---8--8--8--|-----8--8--8--8--8---8--8--8--|
D#|------------------------------|------------------------------|
(Back  in the New York Groove    In the New York Groove)

[CHORUS]
(Same Pattern as 1st Chorus with different chords)
    F5  F5                           F5   A#5/ / C5/ /
I'm Back  Back in the New York Groove
    F5  F5                           F5   A#5/ / C5/ / 
I'm Back  Back in the New York Groove
    F5  F5                           F5   A#5/ / C5/ / 
I'm Back  Back in the New York Groove
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animalize 90 May 03, 2002 08:00 PM

Not a very good tab...

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i like kiss 143 Mar 20, 2007 07:51 AM

its not all power cords listen to the freaking song

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