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New York City - Lyrics

Standin' on the corner
Just me and Yoko Ono
We was waitin' for Jerry to land
Up come a man with a guitar in his hand
Singin' "Have a marijuana if you can"
His name was David Peel
We found that he was real
He sang "The Pope smokes dope every day"
Up come the policeman shoved us up the street
Singin' "Power to the people today"

New York City
New York City
New York City
Que pasa, New York?
Que pasa, New York?
Hey, hey

Well, down to Max's City
Put down the nitty gritty
With the Elephant's Memory Band
Played somethin' down
As the news spread around
About the Plastic Ono Elephant's Mem'ry Band
We made some funky boogie
And laid some tutti frutti
Singin' "Long Tall Sally's a man"
Up come the preacher man tryin' to be a teacher
Singin' "God's a red herring in drag"

New York City
New York City
New York City
Que pasa, New York?
Que pasa, New York?
Uh-huh

Woo-hoo-hoo

Hey, New York City
All right, New York City
New York City
Que pasa, New York?
Que pasa, New York?
Hey, hey

Well, we did the Staten Island Ferry
Makin' movies for the telly
Played the Fillmore and Apollo for freedom
Tried to shake our image
Just a-cyclin' through the Village
But found out that we had left it back in London
Well, nobody came to bug us
Hustle us or shove us
We decided to make it our home
The man wants to shove us out
We gonna jump and shout
Statue of Liberty said "Come"

New York City
New York City
New York City
Que pasa, New York?
Que pasa, New York?
Hey, hey

Ah, ah, boogie
Woo-oo-oo, oo, oo-oo

Hey, boogie, boogie

Hey, New York City
Back in New York City
Hey, New York City
Que pasa, New York?
Que pasa, New York?
Hey, City
Down in the City

Hey, New York City
Que pasa, New York?
Que pasa, New York?
Yeah, too awesome

Ah, boogie
Yeah
Que pasa, New York?
Que pasa, New York?

Yeah,
What a bad, bad city
Bad ass city
Bad ass city

Que pasa, New York?
Que pasa, New York?
Yeah, boogie, boogie
I want some boogie

Writer(s): John Winston Lennon

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