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No Sleep till Brooklyn

The Beastie Boys

 

No sleep ‘til

 

/ E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 / E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 /

                                                    Brooklyn!

/ E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 / E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 /

 

/ (rest) - - - - /

Foot on the pedal, never ever false metal

/ (rest) - - - - /

Engine running hotter than a boiling kettle

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

My job ain't a job, It's a real good time

/ (rest) - - B5 G5 /

City to city I'm-a running my rhymes.

 

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

On location, touring around the nation

/ (rest) - - - - /

Beastie Boys always on vacation

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

Itchy trigger finger but a stable turntable

/ (rest) - - B5 G5 /

I do what I do best because I'm willing and able.

 

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

Ain't no faking, your money I'm taking

/ (rest) - - - - /

Going coast to coast to watch all the people shaking.

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

While you're at the job working nine to five

/ (rest) - - - - /

The Beastie Boys at the Garden cold kickin' it live.

 

/ E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 / E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 /

                         No sleep ‘til

                

/ E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 /

Another plane, Another train, Another bottle in the brain,

Another fan, Another fight, Another drive all night

 

/ (rest) - - - - /

Our manager's crazy, He always smokes dust

/ (rest) - - - - /

He's got his own room at the back of the bus.

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

Tour around the world, you rock around the clock

/ (rest) - - B5 G5 /

Plane to hotel’s just a 5 minute walk

 

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

We're trashing hotels like it's going out of style

/ (rest) - - - - /

Getting paid along the way 'cause it's worth your while.

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

Four on the floor Ad-Rock's out the door

/ (rest) - - - - /

M.C.A.'s in the back because he gotta lotta chores.

 

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

We got a safe in the trunk with money in a stack

/ (rest) - - - - /

With dice in the front and Brooklyn's in the back.

 

/ E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 / E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 /

                         No sleep ‘til

 

Chorus 1:

/ - E5 - G5 / - A5 B5 G5 /

No sleep ‘til Brooklyn 

x2

 

/ E5 (hold, let ring) - - - / - - - - /

Ain't seen the light since we started this band

MCA, get on the mike, my man!

 

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

Born and bred Brooklyn, the USA

/ (rest) - - - - /

They call me Adam Yauch but I'm MCA

/ (rest) - - - - /

Like a lemon to a lime, a lime to a lemon

/ (rest) - - - - /

I sip the def ale with all the fly women.

 

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

Got limos, arena, TV-shows

/ (rest) - - - - /

Autograph pictures and fancy clothes

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

Step off Holmes, get out of my way

/ (rest) - - - - /

Rocking all the people from here to LA

/ E5 (rest) - - - /

Waking up before I get to sleep

/ (rest) - - - - /

'Cause I'll be rockin' this party eight days a week

 

/ E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 / E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 /

                         No sleep ‘til

 

Chorus 2:

/ - E5 - G5 / - A5 B5 G5 /

No sleep ‘til Brooklyn 

x4

 

Solo:

/ E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 / x4

 

Chorus 2:

/ - E5 - G5 / - A5 B5 G5 /

No sleep ‘til Brooklyn 

x6

 

Outro Solo:

/ E5 - - (G5) / (A5) - B5 G5 / x4                             End on E5


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.