New York's Not My Home
Jim Croce

Jim Croce
You Don't Mess Around With Jim
1972
A person e-mailed me the other day asking how to play this song,
so here it is.  It is relatively easy, with some cool sounds to it.
Jim seems to like these descending bass runs.  Enjoy!

Lyrics
Chords


Here's the intro: A A/G# Em6 F#m7 C#m + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----| B:-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----| G:---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-------| D:-7-----7-----7---|-6-----6-----6---|-5-----5-----5---|-4---------------| A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------4-----3---| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Bm F A + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----2-----2-----|-----------------|-----0-----0-----|-------------------| B:-----3-----3-----|-----0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----|-------------------| G:---4-----4-------|---1-----1-----1-|---2-----2-----2-|-------------------| D:-------4---------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------| A:-2-----------2---|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-----0-2h4p2-0-----| E:---------------0-|-1-----1-----1---|-----------------|-0-2-----------2-0-|
This is the verse tab: the things...spinning round me and all my thoughts were cloudy A A/G# Em6 F#m7 C#m + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----| B:-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----| G:---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-------| D:-7-----7-----7---|-6-----6-----6---|-5-----5-----5---|-4---------------| A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------4-----3---| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| and I had begun... all the things that were me Bm F A + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----2-----2-----|-----------------|-----0-----0-----|-------------------| B:-----3-----3-----|-----0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----|-------------------| G:---4-----4-------|---1-----1-----1-|---2-----2-----2-|-------------------| D:-------4---------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------| A:-2-----------2---|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-----0-2h4p2-0-----| E:---------------0-|-1-----1-----1---|-----------------|-0-2-----------2-0-| been in so many places you know I've run so many races A A/G# Em6 F#m7 C#m + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----| B:-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-----| G:---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-----6-|---6-----6-------| D:-7-----7-----7---|-6-----6-----6---|-5-----5-----5---|-4---------------| A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------4-----3---| E:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| and looked... empty faces of the people... and something...not right Bm F A Bm E + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----2-----2-----|-----------------|-----0-----0-----|-----2-------0---| B:-----3-----3-----|-----0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----|-----3-------0---| G:---4-----4-------|---1-----1-----1-|---2-----2-----2-|---4-------1-----| D:-------4---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A:-2-----------2---|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-2-----2---------| E:---------------0-|-1-----1-----1---|-----------------|---------0-----0-|
This is the chorus: cause I...gotta get outta here I'm so alone A F#m A F#m + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----|-----0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----| B:-----2-----2-----|-----2-----2-----|-----2-----2-----|-----2-----2-----| G:---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2-| D:-------2---------|-------4---------|-------2---------|-------4---------| A:-0-----------0---|-----------------|-0-----------0---|-----------------| E:-----------------|-2-----------2---|-----------------|-2-----------2---| don't you... gotta get...cause New York's not my home A F#m D A + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-----0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----|-2---------------|-----0---0-0---0-|-----0-----------| B:-----2-----2-----|-----2-----2-----|-3---------------|-----2---3-2---0-|-----2-----------| G:---2-----2-----2-|---2-----2-----2-|-2---------------|---2-------------|---2-----2-------| D:-------2---------|-------4---------|-0---------------|-----------------|-------2---------| A:-0-----------0---|-----------------|-----------------|-0-----0---------|-0---------------| E:-----------------|-2-----------2---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------0h2-4-|
LYRICS:
Well things were spinnin' round me And all my thoughts were cloudy And I had begun to doubt all the things that were me Been in so many places You know I've run so many races And looked into the empty faces of the people of the night And something is just not right
CHORUS Cause I know 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
Though all the streets are crowded There's something strange about it Lived there 'bout a year and I never once felt at home I though I'd make the big time I learned a lot of lessons awful quick And now I'm tellin' 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
SOLO play verse tab 2x
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
SOLO play verse tab 2x and fade

CHORDS:
A/G# xx6650 Em6 xx5650 Fm7 xx4650 C#m x4x650 F 1xx10x F#m 244222 For other chords, go to my
key to chords. To learn why these chords are named this way, check Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory.

Created on 12-5-97 by Daniel E. Smith.