The Boy From New York City (Chords)

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 The Best of the 60's

This tune enjoyed great success not only in the 60's but again in 1981. The original recording by the Ad Libs reached #8 on the charts in 1965, and in 1981 the group Manhattan Transfer had a gold record which climbed to #7.

The words and music by John Taylor and George Davis. The arrangement is by Mark Lamb.
The song, The Boy From New York City is played in the key of Bb with a moderate, steady beat.


Bb       Eb      Bb7        Eb
Ooo wah, ooo wah cool, cool kitty
Bb                Eb       Bb7      Eb
Tell us about the boy from New York City
Bb       Eb      Bb7   Eb
Ooo wah, ooo wah c'mon kitty
Bb                Eb       Bb7      Eb
Tell us about the boy from New York City

Eb           Bb    Eb  Bb7
He's kind of tall~~~~~~~
Eb           Bb   Eb  Bb7
He's really fine
Eb   Bb    Eb      Bb7      Eb        Bb     Eb  Bb7
Some day I hope to make him mine, all mine
Eb        Eb   Ab  Eb7
And he's neat
Ab         Eb    Ab  Eb7
And oh so sweet
Ab           Bb      Eb       Bb7
And just the way he looked at me
            Eb     Bb   Eb  Bb7  Eb
He swept me off my feet
F7            Eb7
Ooo whee, you ought to come and see
        Bb    Eb  Bb7
How he walks
Eb          Bb    Eb
And how he talks

Bb       Eb      Bb7        Eb
Ooo wah, ooo wah cool, cool kitty
Bb                Eb       Bb7      Eb
Tell us about the boy from New York City

Eb          Bb    Eb  Bb7
He's really down
Eb          Bb    Eb  Bb7
And he's no clown
Eb7        Bb     Eb             Bb7  Eb      Bb    Eb  Bb7
He has the finest penthouse I've ever seen in town
Eb       Eb    Ab
And he's cute
Eb7    Ab     Eb    Ab  Eb7
In his mohair suit
Ab      Bb        Eb     Bb7      Eb       Bb    Eb  Bb7  Eb
And he keeps his pockets full of spending loot
F7                Eb7       
Ooo whee, say you ought to come and see
            Bb    Eb
His dueling scar
Bb7  Eb       Bb   Eb
And brand new car

Eb            Ab      Eb7   Ab
Every time he says he loves me
Bb         Eb       Bb7
Chills run down my spine
Eb            Ab       Eb7  Ab
Every time he wants to kiss me
Ab  C7              F7    Bb7  Eb
He makes me feel so fine

Bb       Eb      Bb7        Eb
Ooo wah, ooo wah cool, cool kitty
Bb                Eb       Bb7      Eb
Tell us about the boy from New York City

Eb          Bb     Eb  Bb7
Well he can dance
Eb         Bb     Eb  Bb7
And make romance
Eb     Bb     Eb      Bb7
That's when I feel in love 
     Eb       Bb      Eb  Bb7
With just one glance

Eb          Ab  Eb7
He was shy 
    Ab    Eb   Ab  Eb7
And so was I
Ab        Bb        Eb     Bb7  Eb      Bb    Eb  Bb7  Eb
And now I know I'll never, ever say goodbye
F7                Eb7  
Ooo whee, say you ought to come and see
         Bb    Eb  Bb7
He's the most
Eb            Bb      Eb
From coast to coast

Bb       Eb      Bb7        Eb
Ooo wah, ooo wah cool, cool kitty
Bb                Eb       Bb7      Eb
Tell us about the boy from New York City
Bb       Eb      Bb7   Eb
Ooo wah, ooo wah c'mon kitty
Bb                Eb       Bb7      Eb
Tell us about the boy from New York City 
 
Do you remember the song? It's cute and peppy!
 
 

Chords to play throughout the song: (not in any order)

Bb = BbD/ F

Eb = BbEb/ G

Bb7 = BbF/ Ab

Ab = AbC/ Eb

F7 = FAEb/ F

Eb7 = EbGDb/ Eb

C7 = EBb/ C

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