Empire State Of Mind Uke tab by Jay Z

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Capo 2


[Verse]

E chordE
Yeah Yeah Im'ma up at Brooklyn now I'm down in Tribeca

Right next to DeNiro But I’ll be hood forever
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
I’m the new Sinatra and since I made it here

I can make it anywhere yeah they love me everywhere
E chordE
I used to cop in Harlem all of my dominicanos

Right there up on Broadway brought me back to that McDonald's
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Took it to my stash spot Five Sixty Stage street

Catch me in the kitchen like a Simmons whipping pastry
E chordE
Cruising down th street off white Lexus

Driving so slow but BK is from Texas
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Me I’m up at Bedsty home of that boy Biggie

Now i live on billboard and i brought my boys with me
E chordE
Say what up to Ty Ty still sipping Malta

Sitting court-side Knicks and Nets give me high fives
Bb chordBb
N-gga I be spiked out I can trip a referee

Tell by my attitude that I most definitely from


[Chorus]

Amaj7 chordAmaj7
In New York
E chordE
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothing you can’t do
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Now you’re in New York
E chordE
These streets will make you feel brand new

The lights will inspire you
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Let's here it for New York New York New York


[Verse]

I made you hot n-gga
E chordE
Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game

Sh-t I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
You should know I bleed Blue but I ain't a crip tho

But I got a gang of n-ggas walking with my click though
E chordE
welcome to the melting pot corners where we selling rocks

Afrika Bambaataa sh-t home of the hip hop
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Yellow cap gypsy cap dollar cab holla back

For foreigners it ain't fitted they forgot how to act
E chordE
Eight million stories out there and their naked

Cities is a pity half of y’all won’t make it
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Me I gotta plug a special and i got it made

If Jesus payin' LeBron I’m paying Dwayne Wade

Three dice Cee-Lo three card marley

Labor day parade rest in peace Bob Marley
Bb chordBb
Statue of Liberty long live the World Trade

Long live the king yo I’m from the Empire State that's


[Chorus]

Amaj7 chordAmaj7
In New York
E chordE
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothing you can’t do
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Now you’re in New York
E chordE
These streets will make you feel brand new

The lights will inspire you
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Let's here it for New York New York New York


[Verse]

E chordE
Lights is blinding girls need blinders

So they can step out of bounds quick the side lines is
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Blind with casualties who sipping life casually

Then gradually become worse don’t bite the apple Eve
E chordE
Caught up in the in crowd now your in-style

And in the winter gets cold en vogue with your skin out
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
The city of sin is a pity on a whim

Good girls gone bad the cities filled with them
E chordE
Mommy took a bus trip and now she got her bust out

Everybody ride her just like a bus route
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Hail Mary to the city your a Virgin

And Jesus can’t save you life starts when the church ends
E chordE
Came here for school graduated to the high life

Ball players rap stars addicted to the limelight
G# chordG#
MDMA got you feeling like a champion

The city never sleeps better slip you a Ambien


[Chorus]

Amaj7 chordAmaj7
In New York
E chordE
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothing you can’t do
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Now you’re in New York
E chordE
These streets will make you feel brand new

The lights will inspire you
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Let's here it for New York New York New York


[Bridge]

A chordA
One hand in the air for the big city

Street lights big dreams all looking pretty
B chordB
No place in the World that can compare
C#m chordC#m G# chordG#
Put your lighters in the air everybody say yeah

Come on come yeah


[Chorus]

Amaj7 chordAmaj7
In New York
E chordE
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothing you can’t do
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Now you’re in New York
E chordE
These streets will make you feel brand new

The lights will inspire you
Amaj7 chordAmaj7
Let's here it for New York New York New York




No Capo Version



[Verse]


F# chordF#
Yeah Yeah Im'ma up at Brooklyn now I'm down in Tribeca

Right next to DeNiro But I’ll be hood forever
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
I’m the new Sinatra and since I made it here

I can make it anywhere yeah they love me everywhere
F# chordF#
I used to cop in Harlem all of my dominicanos

Right there up on Broadway brought me back to that McDonald's
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Took it to my stash spot Five Sixty Stage street

Catch me in the kitchen like a Simmons whipping pastry
F# chordF#
Cruising down th street off white Lexus

Driving so slow but BK is from Texas
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Me I’m up at Bedsty home of that boy Biggie

Now i live on billboard and i brought my boys with me
F# chordF#
Say what up to Ty Ty still sipping Malta

Sitting court-side Knicks and Nets give me high fives
Bb chordBb
N-gga I be spiked out I can trip a referee

Tell by my attitude that I most definitely from


[Chorus]

Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
In New York
F# chordF#
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothing you can’t do
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Now you’re in New York
F# chordF#
These streets will make you feel brand new

The lights will inspire you
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Let's here it for New York New York New York


[Verse]

I made you hot n-gga
F# chordF#
Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game

Sh-t I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
You should know I bleed Blue but I ain't a crip tho

But I got a gang of n-ggas walking with my click though
F# chordF#
welcome to the melting pot corners where we selling rocks

Afrika Bambaataa sh-t home of the hip hop
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Yellow cap gypsy cap dollar cab holla back

For foreigners it ain't fitted they forgot how to act
F# chordF#
Eight million stories out there and their naked

Cities is a pity half of y’all won’t make it
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Me I gotta plug a special and i got it made

If Jesus payin' LeBron I’m paying Dwayne Wade

Three dice Cee-Lo three card marley

Labor day parade rest in peace Bob Marley
Bb chordBb
Statue of Liberty long live the World Trade

Long live the king yo I’m from the Empire State that's


[Chorus]

Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
In New York
F# chordF#
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothing you can’t do
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Now you’re in New York
F# chordF#
These streets will make you feel brand new

The lights will inspire you
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Let's here it for New York New York New York


[Verse]

F# chordF#
Lights is blinding girls need blinders

So they can step out of bounds quick the side lines is
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Blind with casualties who sipping life casually

Then gradually become worse don’t bite the apple Eve
F# chordF#
Caught up in the in crowd now your in-style

And in the winter gets cold en vogue with your skin out
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
The city of sin is a pity on a whim

Good girls gone bad the cities filled with them
F# chordF#
Mommy took a bus trip and now she got her bust out

Everybody ride her just like a bus route
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Hail Mary to the city your a Virgin

And Jesus can’t save you life starts when the church ends
F# chordF#
Came here for school graduated to the high life

Ball players rap stars addicted to the limelight
Bb chordBb
MDMA got you feeling like a champion

The city never sleeps better slip you a Ambien


[Chorus]

Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
In New York
F# chordF#
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothing you can’t do
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Now you’re in New York
F# chordF#
These streets will make you feel brand new

The lights will inspire you
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Let's here it for New York New York New York


[Bridge]

B chordB
One hand in the air for the big city

Street lights big dreams all looking pretty
C# chordC#
No place in the World that can compare
D#m chordD#m Bb chordBb
Put your lighters in the air everybody say yeah

Come on come yeah


[Chorus]

Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
In New York
F# chordF#
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There's nothing you can’t do
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Now you’re in New York
F# chordF#
These streets will make you feel brand new

The lights will inspire you
Bmaj7 chordBmaj7
Let's here it for New York New York New York

 

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About this song

"Empire State of Mind" is a song by hip hop artist Jay-Z, featuring guest vocals of R&B and soul singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. The song was released as the third single from Jay-Z's eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3 on his Roc Nation label. The song is an anthemic ode to both artists' native New York City, featuring a sample of "Love on a Two-Way Street" by The Moments. Jay-Z and Keys performed the song at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, as well as the American Music Awards of 2009. Read more on Last.fm.