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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.