Thursday, 8 April 2021

Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys

Piano notes for 'Empire State of Mind Part II' by Alicia Keys


Verse 1:

Grew up in  a town that is famous as a place of movie scenes
Db   Db Db Bb Ab   Db    Db Db Db Bb Ab Ab Ab F# Bb Ab F#

Noise is always loud, there are sirens all around 
Db   Db Db Bb   Ab   Ab  Db  Db Db Db Bb Ab 

And the streets are mean
Ab   Ab   Ab     F#  Bb Ab F#


If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere
F# F# F# F# F  Db F# F# F#  F# F# F Db

That's what they say
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Seeing my face in lights or my name in marquees
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Found down on Broadway
Db Db Db Bb Eb Db Eb Db B Db Eb


Chorus 1:


Even if it ain't all it seems, I got a pocketful of dreams
F F   F  F   F    F  F    F      F  F  F   F F F      F    F 

Baby I'm from New York!
F F     F    Eb    Ab Bb

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
Ab Bb     Bb Bb   Bb      Bb     Ab  Db    Bb

There's nothing you can't do
Bb        Bb Bb   Ab  Db  Bb Ab

Now you're in New York!
F#     Ab   F#  Ab    Bb

These streets will make you feel brand new
F#        F#    F#   F#     Ab  F#   Db  Bb

Big lights will inspire you
F#   F#   Ab  F# Db  Bb Ab

Hear it for New York, New York, New York!
F#   F# F# Ab  Bb   Ab    Bb    Ab    Bb 


Verse 2:


On the avenue, there ain't never a curfew
F#  F   F# F Db  F#    F    F# F F# F  Db  

Ladies work so hard
Db Db Db  Bb Eb Db Eb Db B  Db Eb


Such a melting pot, on the corner selling rock
F#    F   F# F   Db  F#  F   F#F   F# F   Db 

Preachers pray to God
Db Db      Db  Db B Eb Db Eb Db B Db Eb

Hail a gypsy cab, takes me down from Harlem 
F# Ab Bb F# F#  F#   F#  F#    Ab    Bb F#

To the Brooklyn Bridge
F# Ab  Bb F#   Db B Bb Ab F# Ab Bb 

Someone sleeps tonight with a hunger far more 
F# Ab      Bb      F# F#  F# F# F# Ab Bb  F#

Than an empty fridge
F# Ab Bb F# Db B Bb Ab F# Ab Bb



Chorus 2:

I'mma make it by any means, I got a pocketful of dreams
F F   F  F   F    F  F    F      F  F  F   F F F      F    F 

Baby I'm from New York!
F F     F    Eb   Ab    Bb

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
Ab Bb     Bb Bb   Bb      Bb     Ab  Db    Bb

There's nothing you can't do
Bb        Bb Bb   Ab  Db  Bb Ab

Now you're in New York!
F#     Ab   F#  Ab    Bb

These streets will make you feel brand new
F#        F#    F#   F#    F#  Ab  F# Db Bb

Big lights will inspire you
F#   F#   Ab  F# Db  Bb Ab

Hear it for New York, New York, New York!
F#   F# F# Ab  Bb   Ab    Bb    Ab    Bb 



Bridge:


One hand in the air for the big city
Db    Db  Db Bb Db Db Bb Db Db Bb 

Street lights, big dreams, all looking pretty
Db      Db     Db   Db      Db Db Bb Db  Bb 

No place in the world that can compare
Eb  Eb  Db  Eb   F      Db  Db   Db Bb 

Put your lighters in the air, everybody say
Eb   Db    Eb Db Eb F F#  F# F F# F  F# Ab

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Bb Ab F# Ab Bb Ab F#  Bb Ab F# Ab Bb Ab Eb 



Hook 1:

In New York!
Eb Ab   Bb

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
Ab Bb     Bb Bb   Bb      Bb     Ab  Db    Bb

There's nothing you can't do
Bb        Bb Bb   Ab  Db  Bb Ab

Now you're in New York!
F#     Ab   F#  Ab    Bb

These streets will make you feel brand new
F#        F#    F#   F#    F#  Ab  F# Db Bb

Big lights will inspire you
F#   F#   Ab  F# Db  Bb Ab

Hear it for New York
F#   F# F# Ab  Bb   






About Me

These notes can be used to play the song on many instruments including the keyboard, flute, recorder and piano. The piano/keyboard I use is a Casio CT-S300 , and an older Casio CTK 240 electronic keyboard which are perfect for beginners. I also have a YouTube channel (Mint Music) where I make videos to assist you in your learning. Please feel free to comment any requests and feedback. You can find me on YouTube at:  https://www.youtube.com/c/mintmusic

6 comments:

  1. Pls do hate me by juice world and also darkside by alan walker

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  2. Could you please do Mr.Loverman by Rick Montgomery?

    Thanks :)

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  3. can you do deja vu by olivia rodrigo please? love your page btw

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  4. can you do deja vu by olivia rodrigo please? love your page btw

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  5. thnx the videos and this helps me a lot
    I learnt so many songs and i was able to play a song faster than 2x on youtube

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  6. Pls do Alone II by Alan walker

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