Englishman In New York (song)

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"Englishman In New York"
If song was released as a single, include single cover art. Otherwise, include album cover artwork to replace the 45 rpm, if available.
Recorded by Sting
Released: 1987
Recorded: RECORDED TIME PERIOD
Length: SONG LENGTH
Album(s): ...Nothing Like The Sun
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): PRODUCER NAME(S)
Studio(s): AIR Studios
Released as single? YES

"Englishman In New York" is a song written by Sting and recorded by Sting in 1987.

About the song

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Personnel

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Release History

Albums

Englishman In New York appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Stub.gif ...Nothing Like The Sun 1987-MM-DD Country
Sting-album-fieldsofgold.jpg Fields Of Gold: The Best Of Sting 1984-1994 1994-11-08 Country
40px At The Movies 1997-MM-DD Japan
40px My Funny Valentine: At The Movies 2005-03-23 Japan

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Stub.gif AM S12Y3025 "Englishman In New York"/"Someone To Watch Over Me"/"Up From The Skies" 1988-MM-DD Japan
Stub.gif AM CSIG 000048 "Englishman In New York"/"Someone To Watch Over Me"/"Up From The Skies" 1988-MM-DD USA
Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot German CD single.jpg 581 331-2 "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot" (edit) / "Englishman In New York" / "The Bed's Too Big Without You" (vocal mix) / "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot" (LP version) 1996-02-DD UK & Germany
Stub.gif POCM-1164 "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot" (LP version) / "The Bed's Too Big Without You" (vocal mix) / "Someone To Watch Over Me" / "Englishman In New York" 1996-02-DD Japan
Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot US CD single.jpg 31458 1457 2 "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot" (LP version) / "The Bed's Too Big Without You" (vocal mix) / "Someone To Watch Over Me" / "Englishman In New York" 1996-02-DD USA

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "A-side song"/"B-side song" YYYY-MM-DD Country

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "A-side song"/"B-side song" (add more songs as necessary) YYYY-MM-DD Country

Video

"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Lyrics

I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear
I like my toast done on the side
And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
I'm an Englishman in New York

See me walking down Fifth Avenue
A walking cane here at my side
I take it everywhere I walk
I'm an Englishman in New York

I'm an alien   
I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien   
I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

If "manners maketh man" as someone said
Then he's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I'm an alien   
I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien   
I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
You could end up as the only one
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society
At night a candle's brighter than the sun

Takes more than combat gear to make a man
Takes more than license for a gun
Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can
A gentleman will walk but never run

If "manners maketh man" as someone said
Then he's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I'm an alien   
I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien   
I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

Alternative versions

Cover versions

An alternative version of Englishman In New York (called "Jamaican In New York") appears on the following album release:

Cover art Artist Album title Release date Release country
Reggatta Mondatta.jpg Shinehead Reggatta Mondatta 1997-MM-DD The Netherlands

See also

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External links

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References

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