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Karen By Night- Learn to play it!

Chords, Lyrics and a picture of Karen!



This was backstage at Radio City when I was opening up for Joe Jackson. I was no longer working at Barney's but she still sure looks bossy.


A little Karen By Night info

In spite of the fact that it was never released as a single or promoted to radio, 20+ years on, Karen by Night continues to be one of my most requested songs. I’m not exactly sure why. It’s wordy. It needs one’s full attention as It’s a story song - with a middle, beginning and end. . Maybe it’s because secretly everyone wants to be “Karen”. And I don’t mean the Trump era “Karen” - the complaining, MAGA, Nancy Grace hairdo, anti-vaxxer type who loses it at the Wall-Mart and then get's publicly shamed on Youtube. (By the way, I feel so sorry for my friends named Karen. They didn’t ask for it.) Our Karen, at least the one from Karen By Night, is cool, sexy, and dangerous.


When I first moved to New York City in the late 80s, I got a day job selling shoes