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NEW YORK 'S NOT MY HOME

( Jim Croce )

Written by Jim Croce in the key of A in 4/4 time
Released on the album: You Don't Mess Around with Jim ( 1972 )
Fingerstyle version for single acoustic guitar
New York's Not My Home on Wikipedia | Live | Demo | YouTube
thumb: x
index: a
dirty: b
ring: c
pinky: d

Hammer on: h
Pull off: p
Slide up: /
Slide down: \
Arpeggio: ~~~

Bend up: )
Bend down: (
Grab but don't pick: !
Staccato: :
Mute: m

Break: p
Downward stroke: (~)↑
Upward stroke: (~)↓

INTRO
e-------------0-------------0-----------------|-------------0-------------0-------------|
b-------------0-------------0-----------------|-------------0-------------0-------------|
g--------6b------------6b------------6b-------|--------6d------------6d------------6d---|
D---7c------------7c------------7c--------\---|---6c-------------6c------------6c-------|
A---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - a ( 2x )

e-------------0-------------0-------------|-------------0-------------0--------------------|
b-------------0-------------0-------------|-------------0-------------0--------------------|
g--------6d------------6d------------6d---|--------6d------------6d-------\-------5d---\---|
D---5b------------5b------------5b--------|---4a-------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|---!--------------4a-----------\---3a-------\---|
E-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
e-------------2a------------2a-----------|-------------1c-------------1c------------|
b-------------3b------------3b-----------|-------------0--------------0-------------|
g--------4d------------4d----------------|--------1b------------1b-------------1b---|
D-----------------4c---------------------|------------------0-----------------------|
A---2a--------------------------2a-------|------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------0---|---1a----------------------------1a-------|
<-------- half barré -------->

!: grab 4a

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - x
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - a

e-------------0-------------0-------------|--------------------------------------------|
b-------------2c------------2c------------|--------------------------------------------|
g--------1a------------1a------------1a---|--------------------------------------------|
D--------!--------2b----------------------|--------------------------------------------|
A---0---------------------------0---------|-------------0----2b/4b\2b----0-------------|
E-----------------------------------------|------0h2b------------------------2b----0---|

¼

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - a ( 2x )

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - a
x - x - x - x - x - x
!: grab 2b

¼

<------------- Hint --------------->

1ST VERSE
... Well, things were spinnin' 'round me ...
e-------------0-------------0-----------------|-------------0-------------0-------------|
b-------------0-------------0-----------------|-------------0-------------0-------------|
g--------6b------------6b------------6b-------|--------6d------------6d------------6d---|
D-----------------7c------------7c--------\---|---6c-------------6c------------6c-------|
A---0-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
... and all my thoughts were cloudy ...
e-------------0-------------0-------------|-------------0-------------0-----------------|
b-------------0-------------0-------------|-------------0-------------0-----------------|
g--------6d------------6d------------6d---|--------6d------------6d------------5d---\---|
D---5b------------5b------------5b--------|---4a----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------|---!--------------4a-------\----3a-------\---|
E-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
... and I had begun to doubt all the ...
e-------------2a------------2a-----------|-------------1c-------------1c------------|
b-------------3b------------3b-----------|-------------0--------------0-------------|
g--------4d------------4d----------------|--------1b------------1b-------------1b---|
D-----------------4c---------------------|------------------0-----------------------|
A---2a--------------------------2a-------|------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------0---|---1a----------------------------1a-------|
<-------- half barré -------->
.... things that were me ...
e-------------0-------------0-------------|-----------------------------------------|
b-------------2c------------2c------------|-----------------------------------------|
g--------1a------------1a------------1a---|-----------------------------------------|
D--------!--------2b----------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A---0---------------------------0---------|----------0----2b/4b\2b----0-------------|
E-----------------------------------------|---0h2b------------------------2b----0---|

¼

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - a ( 2x )

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - a ( 2x )

!: grab 4a

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - x
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - a

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - a
x - x - x - x - x - x
!: grab 2b

¼

2ND VERSE ( same tab as 1st verse but this time passing into the chorus )
2... Been in so many places ...
2... you know I've run so many races ...
2... and looked into the empty faces of the ...
2... people of the night ... and something is just not right ...
e-------------0-------------0------------|-------------2a-----------------0---------|
b-------------2c------------2c-----------|-------------2a-----------------0---------|
g--------1a------------1a----------------|--------2a--------2a-------1a--------1a---|
D-----------------2b---------------------|---------------------------!--------------|
A---0---------------------------0--------|------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------0---|---2a------------------0------------------|
<-- full barré ->

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - x - x
x - a - bc - a - x - a - bc - a

CHORUS ( The chorus can be played in different ways. Three examples of suitable patterns )
... 'Cause I know that I gotta get out of here ...
e------------0--------------0--------------|------------2a-------------2a---------------|
b------------2d-------------2d-------------|------------2a-------------2a---------------|
g-------2c-------------2c-------------2c---|-------2a--------------2a--------------2a---|
D-----------------2b-----------------------|------------------4d------------------------|
A---0-----------------------------0--------|------------------!-------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|---2a-----------------------------2a--------|
<------------ full barré ------------>
... I'm so alone ...
e---------0--------0----0---------------|---------2a-------2a----2a---------------|
b---------2d------2d---------2d---------|---------2a------2a-----------2a---------|
g---------2c-----2c----------------2c---|---------2a-----2a------------------2a---|
D---------------2b----------------------|---------------4d------------------------|
A---0-----------------------------------|---------------!-------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|---2a------------------------------------|

¼

¼

¼

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - x - a - bc - a - a ( 2x )

!: grab 4c

picking pattern:
x - abc - a~↑ - c - b - a ( 2x )

!: grab 4c

¼

<----------- full barré ---------->
... don't you know that I gotta get out of here 'cause ...
e---------0------0-------0-------0-------0-------|---------2a-----2a------2a------2a------2a------|
b---------2d-----2d------2d------2d------2d------|---------2a-----2a------2a------2a------2a------|
g---------2c-----2c------2c------2c------2c------|---------2a-----2a------2a------2a------2a------|
D----------------2b------2b------2b------2b------|----------------4d------4d------4d------4d------|
A---0--------------------------------------------|----------------!-------!-------!-------!-------|
E------------------------------------------------|---2a-------------------------------------------|

¼

¼

¼

picking pattern:
x - abc - a↑ - x↓ - a↑ - a↓ ( 2x )

!: grab 4c

¼

<------------- full barré ------------>
... New York's not my ...
e---------2b:---------------------------------|
b---------3c:---------------------------------|
g---------2a:------p--------p--------p--------|
D---0-----------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------|

¼

¼

picking pattern:
x - abc:

¼

... home ...
e-------------0-------------------------|---------------0---------------------|
b-------------2c-------3dp2c---0--------|-----------0--------0----------------|
g--------1a-------1a---------------2c---|------2c----------------2c------2c---|
D---------------------------------------|----------------------------2b-------|
A---0-----------------------------------|---------------2a--------------------|
E---------------------------------------|---0---------------------------------|

¼
3RD VERSE ( same tab as 1st verse )
...
...
...
...

Though all the streets are crowded ...
there's something strange about it ...
I lived there 'bout a year and I never once
felt at home ...

4TH VERSE ( same tab as 2nd verse )
...
...
...
...

I thought I'd make the big time ... I ...
learned a lot of lessons awful quick ... and now I'm ...
telling you that they were not the nice kind ...
and it's been so long since I have felt fine ...

CHORUS
...
...
...
...
...

That's the reason that I gotta get out of here ...
I'm so alone ...
don't you know that I gotta get out of here 'cause ...
New York's not my ...
home ...

OUTRO ( same tab as 2nd verse )
Finish the song with a strummed A chord

picking pattern:
x - a - bc - a - b - b - b
x - a - b - xc - a - b - x - a

repeat tab 1x


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