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Empire State Of Mind Part 2 Chords

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Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind Part 2 (Broken Down)
Tabbed by E. Jay Apaga

If you can hit the notes in the original notes here it is for you
If you can't, ALTERNATE CHORDINGS ARE AT THE BOTTOM!!!

Original Key Capo 2


[Intro]

E       Amaj7
Ooohh New York x2


[Verse]

E                                                      Amaj7
Grew up in a town that is famous as the place of movie scenes
E                                                                     Amaj7
Noise is always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean
E                                                               Amaj7
If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that's what they say
E                                                                  Amaj7
Seeing my face in lights or my name in marquees found down on Broadway


[Chorus 1]

G#              
Even if it ain't all it seems, I got a pocketful of dreams
               Amaj7
Baby, I'm from New York
                                 E
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
                    B
There's nothing you can't do
                  Amaj7
Now you're in New York
                                 E
These streets will make you feel brand new
                   B
Big lights will inspire you
                      Amaj7
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New Yoooork!


[Verse]

E                                                         Amaj7
On the avenue, there ain't never a curfew, ladies work so hard
E                                                                 Amaj7
Such a melting pot, on the corner selling rock, preachers pray to God
E                                                           Amaj7
Hail a gypsy cab, takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge
E                                                            Amaj7
Some will sleep tonight with a hunger for more than an empty fridge


[Chorus 2]

G#
I'm gonna make it by any means, I got a pocketful of dreams
               Amaj7
Baby, I'm from New York
                                 E 
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
                    B
There's nothing you can't do
                Amaj7
Now you're in New York
                                 E
These streets will make you feel brand new
                B
Big lights will inspire you
                  Amaj7
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New Yoooork!


[Bridge]

Amaj7
One hand in the air for the big city,
Amaj7
Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty
B
No place in the world that can compare
C#                                          G#
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


[Chorus 3]

In New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New Yoooork!


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ALTERNATE CHORDING
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If you're a dude like me and you dig Ms. Keys but can't hit the notes well enough 
in the orginal key try the following and move the capo up and down the neck until 
you hit a range that you think you can handle. 

For this example we'll play it down so even the high parts rest comfortably within a male range.

Alternate Key Capo 2 


[Intro]

G       Cmaj7
Ooohh New York x2


[Verse]

G                                                      Cmaj7
Grew up in a town that is famous as the place of movie scenes
G                                                                     Cmaj7
Noise is always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean
G                                                               Cmaj7
If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that's what they say
G                                                                  Cmaj7
Seeing my face in lights or my name in marquees found down on Broadway


[Chorus 1]

B              
Even if it ain’t all it seems, I got a pocketful of dreams
               Cmaj7
Baby, I'm from New York
                                 G
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
                          D
There's nothing you can't do
                  Cmaj7
Now you're in New York
                                 G
These streets will make you feel brand new
                   D
Big lights will inspire you
                      Cmaj7
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New Yoooork!


-Second Verse
-Second Chorus
-Bridge Before Last Chorus


[Bridge]

Cmaj7
One hand in the air for the big city,
Cmaj7
Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty
D
No place in the world that can compare
E                                          B
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
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cuteredangel 1,410 wrote on December 23 2009, 07:32 pm

Thanks for the alternate chording, which was also a good fit for my girly voice. Btw, the original song is actually in a different key than the above tab, it's 2 half steps higher (first chord is F#) = Verse: F# Bmaj7 // Chorus: Bmaj7 F# C#

Great job on a great song nonetheless!

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RadioGA-GA 160 wrote on January 11 2010, 06:09 pm

AWESOME.

Thanks :)

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w07101987 10 wrote on April 29 2010, 08:34 am

don't laugh if i ask this, but is there any way some one could tell me in which key these are? thanks

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