This is the official song of the state of New York, U.S. (What a challenge this one was to notate! Written in the late 1970’s, it has a distinct sound with lots of syncopation, which made notating it seem like a challenging theory homework assignment. So, you have to listen to this to hear what I’m talking about! Do you New Yorkers really sing this song in the schools?)


There isn’t another like it.
No matter where you go.
And nobody can compare it.
It’s win and place and show.
New York is special.
New York is diff’rent’ cause there’s no place else
on earth quite like New York and that’s why

I love New York.

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Extras for Plus Members

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen