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I Fought The Law Tab
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From uunet!wupost!!!schnitzi Tue Sep  1 22:55:07 PDT 1992
Article: 1976 of
From: [email protected] (Mark Schnitzius)
Subject: I Fought the Law:  The CLASH version
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Organization: University of Central Florida
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Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1992 01:56:12 GMT
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I Fought the Law
The Clash version
(as best as I can figure it out)


Chords:       D             D              G              A
Tab:    -----------------------------------------------------------|

Chords:       D             D         A   G   F#m  D
Tab:    ----------------------------------------------------------|

That repeats twice, then:

D        D           G    D
Breakin' rocks in the hot sun

D            D           G   D
I fought the law and the law won (twice)

D        D           G      D
I needed money 'cause I had none

D            D           G   D
I fought the law and the law won (twice)

I left my baby and it feels so bad

Guess my race is run

She the best that I ever had

D                        G   D
I fought the law and the law won

D                       A G F#m D
I fought the law and the



This repeats four times, then back to the intro riff.  If this
doesn't sound right let me know.  Also, there is a second guitar
that sounds like its running a counter melody, so if anyone can
figure that out, please post.

I am also willing to post some other Clash songs by request to
anyone willing to make similar posts themselves.  I have a Clash
songbook with the following songs (just the chords):

Off of album The Clash:
o  I'm So Bored with the U.S.A.
o  White Man in Hammersmith Palais
o  Career Opportunities

Off of album Give 'Em Enough Rope:
o  Guns on the Roof
o  Safe European Home

Off of album London Calling:
o  Hateful
o  I'm Not Down
o  London Calling
o  Lover's Rock
o  Spanish Bombs
o  Train in Vain

Off of album Sandinista!:
o  Charlie Don't Surf
o  Corner Soul
o  Hitsville U.K.
o  Ivan Meets G.I.Joe
o  Kingston Advice
o  The Magnificent Seven
o  One More Time
o  Rebel Waltz
o  Somebody Got Murdered
o  Something About England
o  Up In Heaven (Not Only Here)
o  Version City
o  Washington Bullets

Off of Combat Rock:
o  Straight to Hell
o  Should I Stay or Should I Go
o  Rock the Casbah

...although I won't be particularly eager to post those last two
songs.  Make me an offer, though.  I'm still looking for many
of the earlier Clash songs, as well as anything by the Jam, Stiff
Little Fingers, Aztec Camera, ......

Mark Schnitzius
[email protected]
University of Central Florida

Clash - I Fought The Law Tab :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
I Fought The Law tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind I Fought The Law Tab:

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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