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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Jean Marc Orliaguet 
Subject: TAB : The Only Living Boy in New York ( Simon & Garfunkel )
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 1995 23:18:01 +0200 (MET DST)

                 The Only Living Boy in New York ( Paul Simon )

                From the Bridge over Troubled Water album ( 1970 )

Transcribed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )

Note : the song should be played with a 12-string guitar with the
       Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb tuning.

       The chords shown here refer to what's played on the guitar,
       regardless of the bass line.


   C
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >   .  .  .
e-|--0-----------0-----------0--0--------0-----------|
B-|--1-----------1-----------1--1--------1-----------|
G-|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0--0--|
D-|--2-----2--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----2--2--|
A-|--3-----3--3--3-----3--3--3-----3--3--3-----3--3--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|


     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------|
B-|--1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
G-|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--|
D-|--2-----2--2--2-----2--2--2-----2--2--2-----2--2--|
A-|--3-----3--3--3-----3--3--3-----3--3--3-----3--3--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

    Tom,                       get your plane right on


 F/C >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--1-----------1-----------------------------------|
B-|--1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
G-|--2-----2--2--2--------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
D-|--3-----3--3--3--------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
A-|--3-----3--3--3-----------3-----------3-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

         time.


  C  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------0-----------------------0-----------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------1-----------|
G-|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|
D-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
A-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

     I    know                 your part'll    go


 F/C >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------------1-----------------1-----------1-----|
B-|--------------1-----------------1-----------1-----|
G-|--2-----2-----2-----------2--2--2-----2--2--2-----|
D-|--3--3--3--3--3--------3--3--3--------3--3--------|
A-|--3--3--3--3--3--------3--3-----------3-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

   fine


  C  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------0-----------------------0-----------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------1-----------|
G-|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|
D-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
A-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

    Fly                        down  to  Mex - i -


     F          F/E         Dm7        Dm7/C
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------1--1--------1--1--------1--1--------1--1--|
B-|--------1--1--------1--1--------1--1--------1--1--|
G-|--------2-----------0-----------2-----------2-----|
D-|--3-----------2-----------0-----------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------3-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|


   G(/D)
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------3-----------------------3-----------|
B-|--------------3-----------------------3-----------|
G-|--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
D-|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
A-|--------5-----------5-----5-----5-----------5-----|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

    Da-da-dan-da    da-dan-da   da-dan-da       and


   F(/C)
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------------1-----------------1-----------1-----|
B-|--------------1-----------------1-----------1-----|
G-|--2--2--2--2--2-----------0--2--2-----0--2--2-----|
D-|--3--3--3--3--3--------3--3--------3--3-----------|
A-|--------3--------------3-----------3--------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

   here   I    am                                the


     C                     F(/C)
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------------------------------1-----------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------1-----------|
G-|--------0-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2-----|
D-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
A-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

    only living boy in  New      York


                             C
     >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------1--1--1-----1-----------------0-----------|
B-|--------1--1--1-----1-----------------1-----------|
G-|--------2-----2-----2-----------------0-----2-----|
D-|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----3--3--|
A-|--3-----------------------3-----3-----3-----3--3--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

     >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------0--0--------------||
B-|--------1--1--1-----1-----||
G-|--------0-----0-----0-----||
D-|--2-----2-----0-----2-----||
A-|--3-----------------3-----||
E-|--------------------------||

                           I


     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------|
B-|--1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
G-|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--|
D-|--2-----2--2--2-----2--2--2-----2--2--2-----2--2--|
A-|--3-----3--3--3-----3--3--3-----3--3--3-----3--3--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

     get     the news   I  need  on  the weather re -


 F/C >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--1-----------1-----------------------------------|
B-|--1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
G-|--2-----2--2--2--------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
D-|--3-----3--3--3--------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
A-|--3-----3--3--3-----------3-----------3-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

 port                        I                   I can


  C  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------0-----------------------0-----------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------1-----------|
G-|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|
D-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
A-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

  gather all the news   I   need  on the weather  re -


 F/C >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------------1-----------------1-----------1-----|
B-|--------------1-----------------1-----1-----1-----|
G-|--2-----2-----2-----------0--2--2-----0-----2-----|
D-|--3--3--3--3--3--------3--3--3--------3-----------|
A-|--3--3--3--3--3--------3--3-----------3-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

    port


  C  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------0-----------------------0-----------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------1-----------|
G-|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|
D-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
A-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

     Hey,                     I've got  nothing to


     F          F/E         Dm7        Dm7/C
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------1--1--------1--1--------1--1--------1--1--|
B-|--------1--1--------1--1--------1--1--------1--1--|
G-|--------2-----------0-----------2-----------2-----|
D-|--3-----------2-----------0-----------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------3-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

     do         to    -     day         but


   G(/D)
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------3-----------------------3-----------|
B-|--------------3-----------------------3-----------|
G-|--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
D-|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
A-|--------5-----------5-----5-----5-----------5-----|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

 smile   da-dan-da    da-dan-da   da-dan-da       and


   F(/C)
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------------1-----------------1-----------1-----|
B-|--------------1-----------------1-----------1-----|
G-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----0--2--2-----0--2--2-----|
D-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--------3--3-----------|
A-|--------3--------------3-----------3--------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

   here   I    am                                the


     C                     F(/C)
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------------------------------1-----------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------1-----------|
G-|--------0-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2-----|
D-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
A-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

    only living boy in  New      York


                             A          A7
     >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------1--1--1-----1-----0-----------0-----------|
B-|--------1--1--1-----1-----2-----------2-----------|
G-|--------2-----2-----2-----2---strum---0---strum---|
D-|--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----------2-----------|
A-|--3-----------------------0-----------0-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

   Asus4         A           Dm
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--0-----------5-----------------------------------|
B-|--3-----------5-----------6-----------6-----------|
G-|--2---strum---6---strum---7---strum---7---strum---|
D-|--2-----------7-----------7-----------7-----------|
A-|--0-----------7-----------5-----------5-----------|
E-|--------------5-----------------------------------|

                             Half of the time we're


     G                       C
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--3-----------3-----------5-----------5-----------|
G-|--4---strum---4---strum---5---strum---5---strum---|
D-|--5-----------5-----------5-----------5-----------|
A-|--5-----------5-----------3-----------3-----------|
E-|--3-----------3-----------------------------------|

    gone, but we don't know where     we don't know


    F(/C)
      >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-||--------------1-----------------1-----------1-----|
B-||--------------1-----------------1-----------1-----|
G-||--2--2--2--2--2-----------0--2--2-----0--2--2-----|
D-||--3--3--3--3--3--------3--3--------3--3-----------|
A-||--------3--------------3-----------3--------------|
E-||--------------------------------------------------|

     where


  C  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------0-----------------------0-----------||
B-|--------------1-----------------------1-----------||
G-|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----||
D-|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--||
A-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--||
E-|--------------------------------------------------||

    Aaah ...


Bridge :

     C
     >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------------0-----------------------------------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------------------|
G-|--------------0-----------------0-h2--0-----------|
D-|--2-----------2-----------0-h2----------h2--0-h2--|
A-|--3-----------3-----------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|


     >  .  >  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------0-----------------0-h2--0-----------|
D-|--0-h2--------2-----------0-h2----------h2--0-h2--|
A-|--------3-----3-----------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|


           C Dsus4add9 C   F(/C)
     >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------0-----0-----0-----1-----------1-----------|
B-|--------1-----3-----1-----1-----------1-----------|
G-|--0-----0-----0-----0-----2-----------2-----------|
D-|--2-----2-----4-----2-----3-----------3-----------|
A-|--3-----3-----5-----3-----3-----------3-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|

                                                   ...

Chords voicing :


C         : 332010 / x35553
F         : x33211
F/E       : xx2011
Dm7       : xx0211
Dm7/C     : x3x211
G         : x55433 / 355433
A         : x02220 / 577655
A7        : x02020
Asus4     : x02230
Dm        : x57765
Dsus4add9 : 554030

Lyrics :


Tom, get your plane right on time.
I know your part'll go fine.
Fly down to Mexico.
Da-n-da-da-n-da-n-da-da and here I am,
The only living boy in New York.

I get the news I need on the weather report.
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.
Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile.
Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da here I am
The only living boy in New York

Half of the time we're gone but we don't know where,
And we don't know where.
>
Tom, get your plane right on time.
I know you've been eager to fly now.
Hey let your honesty shine, shine, shine
Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da
Like it shines on me
The only living boy in New York,
The only living boy in New York.


                jmo@fy.chalmers.se  http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo

            
            
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