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Daddy Don't Live in that New York City No More - Steely Dan
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From the album "Katy Lied"

Transcribed/arranged by Howard Wright
hakwright (at) gmail (dot) com


This very much a guitar-driven song, so the chords fit very
naturally on the guitar. The chord shapes I've used are a
composite of the main rhythm guitar parts, with a few tweaks
to capture some keyboard (organ) features.

I always used to play E9 shapes in the middle 8 section, but
listening more closely there's definitely a 6/9 shape being
used both times, so there's a subtle change here (b7 in the
E9 shape is dropped to the 6th). The melody uses a b7 note at
this point, so there is an interesting clash of bluesy b7
against the cooler 6/9 sound.

One thing I found interesting about the second part of the 
melody line in the middle 8 ("He says I gotta see a joker...")
is that the entire phrase (9 consecutive notes) is built on
semitone steps. One for the Steely Dan trivia book perhaps...

All chord shapes listed at the bottom.


Intro
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E9


Verse 1
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E9                                        Bm7
Daddy don't live in that New York City no more

         E9                                     Bm7
He don't celebrate Sunday on a Saturday night no more

Am7
Daddy don't need no lock and key

        Gmaj7                  C/F
For the piece he stowed out on Avenue D


Chorus 1
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E9                       Bm7      D       Am7
Daddy don't live in that New York City no more

Cmaj7  B7#5


Verse 2
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(Chords as verse 1)

Daddy don't drive in that Eldorado no more
He don't travel on down to the neighbourhood
Liquor store
Lucy still loves her coke and rum
But she sits alone
'Cause her daddy can't come


Chorus 2
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E9                        Bm7 D        Am7
Daddy don't drive in that Eldorado no more

Cmaj7  E9


Middle 8
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G#m7                       E6/9
Driving like a fool out to Hackensack

C#m7                       Bbm11      Eb7
Drinking his dinner from a paper sack

         G#m7
He says I gotta see a joker

        E6/9
And I'll be right back

Am7 G6 F#7 Fmaj7

E9


Verse 3
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(Chords as verse 1)

Daddy don't live in that New York City no more
No more
He can't get tight every night
Pass out on the barroom floor
No, Daddy can't get no fine cigar
But we know you're smoking
Wherever you are

Chorus
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(Chords as chorus 2)

Daddy don't live in that New York City no more
No more
No, no, no...


Outtro
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Repeated vamp on E9


Chord shapes
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EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE
076777      7x7777      5x555x      3xx432      xx3553

 E9          Bm7         Am7        Gmaj7        C/F

Notes:
The open bottom E on the E9 shape is optional.
You could use a more standard Gmaj7 shape such as 3x443x
but the sequence that leads to the C/F shape works best if 
the triad at the top of the Am7, Gmaj7 and C/F chords moves
up gradually, which is why I went for these shapes.
(xx5432 for Gmaj7 might also work).

Where the Am7 is used in the chorus, you can include the 
top E string (fretted at the 5th fret), but in the sequence 
mentioned above I think it works better without including the 
top E string.


EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      
x5777x      x35453      7x788x      4x444x      07667x

  D          Cmaj7       B7#5        G#m7        E6/9


EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE      EADGBE
x46454      6x664x      x6564x      3x5430      2x4320

 C#m7        Bbm11       Eb7          G6         F#7  


EADGBE  
1x3210

Fmaj7

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