Dion – King Of The New York Streets chords

Chords
Transpose:
Great 1989 tune. Times listed are elapsed time from the start. Tabbed by Marty Lurvey.


Intro:   F#    0:11


Verse 1
People call me the scandalizer,
DThe world was my appetizer,
EI turned gangs into fertilizer,
F#King of the New York streets. 0:25
Verse 2 I broke hearts like window panes,
DFor breakfast I'd eat nails and chains,
ETo my kingdom I'd proclaim,
F#King of the New York streets.
F# D E F#We walked all the same... 0:54
Verse 3 You know, I floored my accelerator,
DAll the way to the equator,
EJust a local gladiator,
F#I'm king of the New York streets. 1:10
Bridge
DWell, I was only sixteen years,
A ESo what could I have known?
D In my mind these passing years,
A E F#The legend sure has grown. 1:27
Verse 4 Now, people come from miles around,
DTo see my royal tenement crown,
EAlways up Jack, never down,
F#King of the New York streets, check it out... 1:44
Verse 5 Schools gave me nothing needed,
DTo my throne I proceeded,
EEvery warning went unheeded,
F#King of the New York streets.
F# D E F#We walked always... 2:13
Verse 6 I stood tall from all this feelin'
DI bumped my head on heaven's ceilin'
EShooting dice and double-dealin'
F#King of the New York streets 2:27
Bridge
DWell, I was only sixteen years,
A ESo what could I have known?
D In my mind these passing years,
A E F#The legend sure has grown. 2:45
Verse 7 You know, each time I jumped behind the wheel,
DOf a pin-striped custom Oldsmobile,
EThe guys would bow and the girls would squeal,
F#King of the New York streets. 3:00
Verse 8 Local bullies I deflated,
DBack street jive that I translated,
ETop Ten girls were all I dated,
F#King of the New York streets.
F# D E F#We walked the same... 3:30
Verse 9 I didn't need no bodyguard,
DHuh, I just ruled from my backyard,
ELiving fast, living hard,
F#King of the New York streets.
F# D E F#Check it out, we walked... 4:00
Verse 10 Well, I was wise in my own eyes,
DI woke one day and I realized,
EYou know this attitude come from cocaine lies...
F# 4:15 Coda < repeat twice, fadeout on 2nd > F# D E F# 4:51
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