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"King Of The New York Streets"
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album _Yo Frankie_
(Dion, 1989)

written by Dion DiMucci/Bill Tuohy

Lou Reed: background vocals
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        People called me the scandalizer
        world was my appetizer
        I turned gangs into fertilizer
        king of the New York streets

        I broke hearts like window panes
        for breakfast I'd eat nails and chains
        To my kingdom I'd proclaim
        king of the New York streets
        ....

        (Do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (Do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (do, do, do, do, do-do)

        You know I floored my accelerator
        all the way to the equator
        Just a local gladiator
        .... king of the New York streets

        Well I was only sixteen years old
        so what could I have known
        In my mind these passing years
        the legend sure has grown, no

        People come from miles around
        to see my royal tenement crown
        Always up and never down
        king of the New York streets
        check it out

        Schools gave me nothing needed
        to my throne I proceeded
        Every warning went unheeded
        yeah, a king of the New York streets
        ....

        (Do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (Do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---

        Woh, I stood tall from all this feeling
        I bumped my head on heaven's ceiling
        Shooting dice and double-dealing, ah
        king of the New York streets


        Well I was only sixteen years old
        so what could I have known
        In my mind these passing years
        the legend sure has grown

        You know each time I jumped behind the wheel
        of a pin-striped custom Oldsmobile
        The guys would bow and the girls would squeal
        king of the New York streets

        Woh, local bullies I deflated
        back street jive that I translated
        Top-Ten girls were all that I dated
        king of the New York streets
        ....

        (Do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (Do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---

        I didn't need no bodyguard, ha
        I just ruled from my backyard
        Livin' fast, livin' hard
        king of the New York streets
        check it out, we walk in the city

        (Do, do, do, do, do-do) city
        (do, do, do, do, do-do)
        (Do, do, do, do, do-do) yeah
        (do, do, do, do, do-do)

        Well I was wise in my own eyes
        I awoke one day and I realized
        You know this attitude comes from cocaine lies
        --- scat ---

        (Do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (Do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (do, do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---

        (Do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (Do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---
        (do, do, do, do-do) --- scat ---

        .... fade out



intro    x/F#m}{F#m}{F#m}{F#m}
        {F#m}{F#m}

        {F#m}{F#m}{D}{D}      (People called me the scandalizer ...)
        {E}{E}{F#m}{F#m}      (I turned gangs into fertilizer ...)

        {F#m}{F#m}{D}{D}      (I broke hearts like window panes ...)
        {E}{E}{F#m}{F#m}      (To my kingdom I'd proclaim ...)

chorus  {F#m}{F#m}{D}{D}      (Do, do, do, do, do-do ...)
        {E}{E}{F#m}{F#m}      (Do, do, do, do, do-do ...)

        {F#m}{F#m}{D}{D}      (- I floored my accelerator ...)
        {E}{E}{F#m}{F#m}      (Just a local gladiator ...)

bridge  {D}{D}{A}{E}          (Well I was only sixteen years ...)
        {D}{D}{A}{E}          (In my mind these passing years ...)
        {F#m}{F#m}            (no)

        ....




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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