the song
title : New York city
written by : John Douglas
song copyright : © 2008? John Douglas, copyright control (PRS)

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocals, backing vocals
with :
Teddy Borowiecki piano, [string arrangement]
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
John Douglas acoustic guitar
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Alan Kelly accordion
Kevin McGuire double bass
Jack Maher acoustic guitar
and guests :
Zoe Beyers violin
Clea Friend cello
Christopher George violin
Donald Gillan cello
music
key : D major
time-signature : 6/8
tempo : MM 42 (dotted-crochet)
form : V V C V V C Cx p
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

New York city

I was down in New York city
I was trying to get back on my feet
I was looking out for someone else to think about
and there’s no harm in that

you knock me out on these streets with your beauty
there’s only so much I want us to say
if I could find us a room in New York city
there’d be no holding back
there’d be no going back

in New York, New York
we’re out in the morning
we’ve seen out the night
walking the [dog/dawn?]
New York, New York
the light hits the buildings
we’re out on the town
it’s just like the movies
in New York city

down the streets we’d walk and we’d find our way
for a summer I’d sware I’d be true
down in Union Square, you held me there
I was so far from home

I was out on my own
drinking in the heart of New York city
you were holding your hand out to me
I was down and out in New York city
trying to get back on my feet
oh, no, no

in New York, New York
we’re out in the morning
we’ve seen out the night
walking the dawn
New York, New York
the light hits the buildings
we’re out on the town
it’s just like the movies
New York, New York
we’re out in the morning
we’ve seen out the night
walking the dawn
in New York {New York, New York}
the light hits the buildings
we’re out on the town
it’s just like the movies
in New York city {I’m in New York}
New York city {I’m in New York}
in New York city {I’m in New York}


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader
recorded by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008;
additional recording by Teddy Borowiecki in ‘his mum’s garage’, somewhere in Canada
mixed by : Mark Freegard and Eddi Reader at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
mastered by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 5:12
song timing : 5:06
released on
album : Love is the way track 3