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The Only Living Boy in New York

Simon and Garfunkel

 

Note: In the original recording, guitar is tuned down ½ step.

 

Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

      134211

F:    133211

         2 1

Am7/E: xx2010

         211

Dm7:  xx0211

         211

F/C:  x3x211

      3    4

G:    3x0003

        123

A:    x02220

         231

Dm:   xx0231

      3    1

G7:   3x0001

 

 

 

 

           >      >

Strum: D DUD DUDUDU UDU  w/swing feel

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro:  / C - - - /

 

C                                      F

Tom, get your plane right on time.

C                             F
I know your part’ll go fine.

C                        / F  Am7/E  Dm7  F/C /
Fly down to mexico.

G                                           F
Da-n-da-da-n-da-n-da-da and here I am,

      C (½)                             F         C
The only living boy in New York.

 

   C                                                      F
I get the news I need on the weather report.

          C                                                                F
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.

C                                    / F  Am7/E  Dm7  F/C /     G
Hey, I’ve got nothing to do to   -   day        but smile.

                                              F
Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da here I am

      C (½)                               F        A
The only living boy in New York

Chorus:

Dm (½)                            G7 (½)                               C (½)
Half of the time we’re gone but we don’t know where,

                              F
And we don’t know where.

 

Instrumental Verse:

 

/ C - - - / F - - - / C - - - / F - - - /

 

/ C - - - / F  Am7/E  Dm7  F/C / G - - - /

 

/ F - - - / C - / F - - - / A - - - /

 

Chorus


C                                       F
Tom, get your plane right on time.

C                                           F
I know you’ve been eager to fly now.

C                               / F  Am7/E  Dm7  F/C /    
Hey let your honesty shine, shine, shine now

G                                                    Fmaj7
Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da like it shines   on me

 

C (½)                                    F
The only living boy in New York,

C (½)                                   F
The only living boy in New York.

 

Interlude:

/ C - - - / C - - - / Dm - F - /

/ A - Dm - / G - C - / F - - - /

 

Instrumental Verses x2:

 

/ C - - - / F - - - / C - - - / F - - - /

 

/ C - - - / F  Am7/E  Dm7  F/C / G - - - /

 

/ F - - - / C - / F - - - /

 

/ C - - - /

 

C (hold)

 

 

 

 

  Interlude Riff:

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.