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New York City
by The Demics circa 1978?
 
Submitted By mjb with Mojo1961's permission

->Tabbed by Mojo1961 January 09 2012

I couldn't find a tab of this song, so I played along with it
and figured most of it out pretty quick. So then I thought I'd tab the
song since someone else might like it. Mojo1961


Power chords are used through most of this song, unless noted.

Structure of song is as follows:
Intro 8 bars
Verse 1 Main Riff(6x) 24 Bars - No lyrics first 8 bars
Chorus 8 bars
Verse 2 Main Riff(6x) 24 Bars - No lyrics first 8 bars
Chorus 8 bars
Solo 8 bars
Verse3  Main Riff(4x) 16 Bars - Lyrics start right after solo
Chorus x2  16 bars
End on G power chord

Listen to the song to get the rhythm as I don't really know 
how to show it in a tab.

INTRO
=====

G Riff 8 bars    (Three middle strings only and Harmonics @ 12th Fret)

E |----------------------------|----------------------------|
B |--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
G |--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
D |--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
A |----------------------------|----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
--0-----0--0--0-----0-------|--0-----0--0--12------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|

MAIN RIFF: Notice *D Chord is only played on the final count
of 2nd bar. This is the riff used in verses.

    G                                               D*
E |----------------------------|----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|----------------------------|
G |----------------------------|----------------------------|
D |----------------------------|--------------------7-------|
A |--5-----5--5--5-----5--5----|--5-----5--5--5-----5-------|
E |--3-----3--3--3-----3--3----|--3-----3--3--3-------------|


  C                            C
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
--5-----5--5--5-----5--5----|--5-----5--5--5-----5--5----|
--3-----3--3--3-----3--3----|--3-----3--3--3-----3--3----|
----------------------------|----------------------------|



VERSE 1
=======

 Oh yeah (whisper) Main Riff x2 then lyrics come in




G                           G               (D)  C   C
 I'm getting pretty bored  And I want to get out

G                               G                      (D)  C   C
 I'm getting pretty angry  man  And it's no good to shout

G                     G                     (D)  C   C
 Will I catch a bus   Or will I catch a train
 
G                      G                    (D)  C   C
 I need out now baby   Cuz I'm going insane
 

CHORUS RIFF - I Don't know how to tab out this rhythm so
I just show it as quarter notes  except last bar which is
whole note.

E |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D |--7--7--5--5----|--------5--5----|--7--7--5--5----|----------------|
A |--5--5--3--3----|--5--5--3--3----|--5--5--3--3----|--5--5--5--5----|
E |----------------|--3--3----------|----------------|--3--3--3--3----|


----------------|----------------|----------------|-------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|-------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|-------|
--7--7--5--5----|--------5--5----|--7--7--5--5----|-------|
--5--5--3--3----|--5--5--3--3----|--5--5--3--3----|--5----|
----------------|--3--3----------|----------------|--3----|



CHORUS
=======

D        C     G        C
 I wanna go to New York City

D           C         G          G
 Cuz they tell me it's the place to be

D           C     G        C
 Ah I wanna go to New York City

D           C         G          G
 I just know that it's the place for me


VERSE 2
======= 

Main riff x2 then lyrics start.
 

 
I'm getting pretty tired   Of going downtown
 You know the same trip everyday   It's kinda bringing me down
 Will I get out   Well I wonder how
 I gotta get it movin' Man  I gotta move it right now


CHORUS
======
 
I wanna go to New York City
 Cuz they tell me it's the place to be
 Ah I wanna go to New York City
 I just know that it's the place for me


SOLO   I'm not sure if this is it but it sounds okay. I think it's
====   played higher up. Any corrections on this are appreciated.

E |----------------------------|----------------------------|
B |----------------------------|----------------------------|
G |-----------7-----------5----|----------------------------|
D |--------7-----------5-------|-----------0-----------0----|
A |--5-----------3-------------|--------2-----------2-------|
E |----------------------------|--3-----------3-------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
-----------7-----------5----|----------------------------|
--------7-----------5-------|-----------0-----------0----|
--5-----------3-------------|--------2-----------2-------|
----------------------------|--3-----------3-------------|


----------------------------|----------------------------|
----------------------------|----------------------------|
-----------7-----------5----|----------------------------|
--------7-----------5-------|-----------0-----------0----|
--5-----------3-------------|--------2-----------2-------|
----------------------------|--3-----------3-------------|


----------------------------|-------|
----------------------------|-------|
-----------7-----------5----|-------|
--------7-----------5-------|-------|
--5-----------3-------------|--5----|
----------------------------|--3----|


VERSE 3
======= 

Lyrics start right away
 

 I'm getting pretty tired   And I want to get out
 I'm getting pretty angry, man   And it's no good to shout
 I'm getting fucking pissed off  You know I'm tired of going downtown
 You know the same trip everyday   It's kinda bringing me down
 
CHORUS x2
======

I wanna go to New York City
 Cuz they tell me it's the place to be
 Ah I wanna go to New York City
 I just know that it's the place for me
 
I wanna go to New York City
 Cuz they tell me it's the place to be
 Ah I wanna go to New York City
 I just know that it's the place for me


G 
Oh Yeah!



Hope you like it, this is the first tab I've done.

            
            
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VintageMod8 10 Feb 14, 2012 05:00 AM

Thanks for doing this. Great old song. Can't wait to give it a spin.

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zzscotland 10 May 17, 2012 09:38 PM

Nicely done, I couldn't get the chorus right, but you got it! This song deserves some covers, it was a great tune in it's day & the message still has legs.... zz

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14000watts 41 Nov 30, 2015 06:11 PM

didn't like this contribution

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