New York City Song Lyrics and Chords

New York City

 

New York City Song Lyrics and Chords by The Statler Brothers

 

New York City
Recorded by the Statler Brothers
Written by Don Reid
 
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She came to me shortly after  
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Christmas
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Said she hated  
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spoiling New Year’s  
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But the truth doesn’t wait to come in  
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season
 
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what we had  
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feared was now be
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lieved
 
She said she’d leave come Monday  
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mornin’
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Catch a plane  
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if I’d split the  
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fare
 
She said she had friends in New York  
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City
 
She’d  
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look them up and  
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have the baby  
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there
 
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now she’s alone in New York  
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Livin’ like Lord I wonder  
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how
 
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angel in hell in New York  
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I can’t  
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think about that  
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Honey will you tell him Bible  
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stories
 
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give him all the  
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love I never  
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could
 
But never tell him too much about his  
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daddy
 
Cause  
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there’s not  
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much to say that’s  
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good
 
He’ll have to learn it all from his  
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mother
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How to count and  
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say his AB
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But when you teach him prayers to say at  
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bedtime
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Leave off God bless  
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daddy won’t you  
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please
 
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now they’re alone in New York  
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Livin’ like Lord I wonder  
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angels in hell in New York  
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think about that  
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now
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I can’t  
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think about that  
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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song New York City?
– The song New York City was sang by The Statler Brothers.

 

Who is The Statler Brothers?
– The Statler Brothers (sometimes simply referred to as The Statlers) were an American country music, gospel, and vocal group. The quartet was formed in 1955 performing locally and, from 1964 to 1972, they sang as opening act and backup singers for Johnny Cash.Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. In 1963, when the song “Louie, Louie” by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group (Don and Harold Reid) were actual brothers and no member has the surname of Statler. The group actually named themselves after a brand of facial tissue they had noticed in a hotel room (they later quipped that they could just as easily have named themselves “the Kleenex Brothers”). Don Reid sang lead Harold Reid, Don’s older brother, sang bass Phil Balsley sang baritone and Lew DeWitt sang tenor and was the guitarist of the Statlers before being replaced by Jimmy Fortune in 1983 due to DeWitt’s ill health.The band’s style was closely linked to their gospel roots. “We took gospel harmonies,” said Harold Reid, “and put them over in country music.” A majority of their records contain one gospel song at a minimum, and they produced several albums containing only gospel music. They also recorded a tribute song to The Blackwood Brothers, who influenced their music. The song “We Got Paid by Cash” was written by the Statler Brothers as a tribute to Johnny Cash, who discovered and mentored them.

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