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Gates Of The West Chords
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From!!!!!!schnitzi Mon Dec 14 
PST 1992
Article: 4301 of
From: [email protected] (Mark Schnitzius)
Subject: CRD: The Clash, "Gates of the West"
Sender: [email protected] (News system)
Organization: University of Central Florida
Distribution: alt
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1992 02:44:29 GMT
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The Clash
'Gates of the West'

Intro riff:

(repeats 4 times)

I would love to be the lucky one on Chill Avenue
Who could keep your hear warm when ice has turned it blue
But with the beggin' sleeping losers as they turn in for the night
I'm looking back for home and I can see the lights

I should be jumpin' shoutin' that I made it all this way
>From Camden Town Station to 44th and 8th
Not many make it this far and many say we're great
But just like them we walk on an' we can't escape our fate

Am                 F      G
Can't you hear the sighing
C                  F
Eastside Jimmy and Southside Sue
     G                         Csus  C
Both say they needed something new

So I'm standing at the gates of the West
I burn money at the lights of the sign
		 F     G	       C
The city casts a shadow of the perfect crime

I'm standing at the gates of the East
I take my pulse and the pulse of my friend
		 F      G               C
The city casts a shadow, will I see you again?

The immigrants an' remnants of all the glory years
Are clustered around the bar again for another round of beers
Little Richard's in the kitchen playing spoons and plates
He's telling the waitress he's great

Ah say I know somewhere back'n'forth in time
Out on the dustbowls, deep in the roulette mine
Or in a ghetto cellar only yesterday
There's a move into the future for the U.S.A.

I hear them crying
Eastside Jimmy and Southside Sue
Both say they needed something new


C Em Em Am Am F F
C Em Em Am Am F F
C Em Em Am Am F F  C

(with chords from chorus)
Standing at the gates of the West
In the shadow again
Standing at the gates of the West
In the shadow again
In the shadow again

mark schnitzius           |  seeking guitar songbook for the
[email protected]  |  clash's "london calling".  does
univ. of central florida  |  one even exist?  will pay top $

Clash - Gates Of The West Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Gates Of The West Chords:

The Clash were an English punk rock band, active from 1976 to 1986, part of the original wave of UK punk.[1][2] Along with punk rock, they experimented with reggae, funk, rap, dub, rock and roll and rockabilly among other roots musics.[3][4] For most of their recording career, The Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar), Paul Simonon (bass) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion).[5] The group disbanded in early 1986, owing to lack of creative control and the loss of Headon in 1982 and Jones in 1983 due to internal friction.

The Clash were a major success in the UK from the release of their debut album. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, brought them popularity in the United States when it came out there the following year. It received wide critical acclaim; a decade later Rolling Stone magazine declared it the best album of the 1980s.[6]

The Clash's style and rebellious attitude, along with their music, had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular.[7] Their record label's A&R director dubbed them "The Only British Band That Matters," which fans picked up and transformed into "The Only Band That Matters". In January 2003 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[8] The band wanted to play at the event, but were prevented by Joe Strummer's death in December 2002. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked The Clash #30 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[9]

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