Arthur’s Theme Lyrics

Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do)

Christopher Cross/Burt Bacharach

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Arthur’s Theme Lyrics

Once in your life you’ll find her
Someone who turns your heart around
And next thing you know you’re closing down the town

Wake up and it’s still with you
Even though you left her way across town
Wondering to yourself hey what have I found

When you get caught between the moon and New York City
I know it’s crazy, but it’s true
If you get caught between the moon and New York City
The best that you can do, the best that you can do
Is fall in love

Arthur, he does as he pleases
All of his life his master’s toys and deep in his heart he’s just
He’s just a boy

Living his life one day at a time
He’s showing himself a pretty good time
He’s laughing about the way they want him to be

When you get caught between the moon and New York City
I know it’s crazy, but it’s true
If you get caught between the moon and New York City
The best that you can do, the best that you can do
Is fall in love

||: When you get caught between the moon and New York City
I know it’s crazy, but it’s true
If you get caught between the moon and New York City
The best that you can do, the best that you can do
Is fall in love :||


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Arthur’s Theme – Guitar Lesson

Arthurs Theme‘Arthur’s Theme’ is a feast of chord progressions, extensions and clever key changes.

To fully understand this masterpiece you have to name each chord as a roman numeral and keep track of all of those very clever modulations.

In the master course, we do just that. We learn it note for note using complete TAB, including the electric guitar solo!

Go to video lessons: Arthur’s Theme chords.


Christopher Cross – Biography

christopher-cross-thumbChristopher Cross’ golden era was between ’79 and ’85 when he released his debut album and ‘Arthur’s Theme’ which garnered him five Grammy Awards in one night!

The same year he also received an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award.

To find out more, go to Christopher Cross biography.


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