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Tommy Gun Tab
Band: The Clash
Song: Tommy Gun
Album: Give 'Em Enough Rope
Tabber: [email protected]

~= ring out chord
*= mute note

Intro:
  (Drum Roll)            x2 (Roll)   x2 (Roll) x1     
e--------------------------|-----------|--------|
B--------------------------|-----------|--------|
G-----------------9-9~-----|-----9-9~--|-----9--|
D-----------------9-9~-----|-----9-9~--|-----9--|
A-----------------7-7~-----|-----7-7~--|-----7--|
E--------------------------|-----------|--------|

Verse 1:
A     C#   D                    A
Tommy gun, you ain't happy less you got one
A     C#         D                        A
Tommy gun, ain't gonna shoot the place up just for fun

Lead for Choruses:
e-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------5/9~--|
D--9b------9b10r-7--10b------9b10r------9b------9b10r-------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus 1:
   D                  A
Maybe he wants to die for the money,
   D                   A
Maybe he wants to kill for his country,
    D              A                e~  e~
Whatever he wants, he's gonna get it!

Verse 2 Lead:                         x4 
e--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12--9-9--|
B---------------------------------------| (the fist and third times play
G---------------------------------------|  12's instead of the 9's)
D---------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|

Verse 2:
A*    C#*      D*                         A*
Tommy gun, you better strip it down for a custom run,
A*    C#*  D*                           A*
Tommy gun, waiting in the airport 'till kingdom come

Chorus 2:
    D                               A
An' we can watch you make it on the nine o'clock news,
D                           A
Standing there in Palestine lighting the fuse,
D                  A                    e~  e~
Whatever you want, you're gonna get it!

Solo:                                                          x6       
e--------------------------------------9-------------|----------|----------|
B----------------------------------------10----------|--12v-----|----------|
G--12b14----6---7--9-----------6-7-9---------9/11-9--|----------|--5/-9-9--|
D---------------------7----7-9-----------------------|----------|----------|
A----------------------------------------------------|----------|----------|
E----------------------------------------------------|----------|----------|
                                                      (slow, drastic
                                                       vibration)
Verse 3: (use Verse 2 Lead)
A*    C#*  D*                       A*
Tommy gun, you'll be dead when your war is won,
A*    C#*      D*                       A*
Tommy gun, but did you have to gun down everyone?

Chorus 3:
      D             A
I can see it's kill or be killed
  D                     A
A nation of destiny has got to be fulfilled
D                  A                   e~  e~
Whatever you want, you're gonna get it!

Verse 4:
A     C#   D                       A
Tommy gun, you can be a hero in an age of none,
A     C#       D                        A
Tommy gun, I'm cutting out your picture from page one

Chorus 4:
    D                  A
I'm gonna get a jacket just like yours,
    D                     A
An' give my false support to your cause
D                  A                   e~ e~
Whatever you want, you're gonna get it!

Break:                                                    x2
e--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7---7--4-4--|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge Lead: (hard to hear)                          x3
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------2------------------------------------|
D--4--2-1-------------2-1----4--2-1--------------------|
A---------4--2-2----4---------------4--2-2---4--2-4-2--|
E------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge:
     B           E   A         B
Okay, so let's agree about the price
    B               E       A         B
An' make it one jet airliner for ten prisoners
B                   E       A         B
Boats an' tanks and planes, it's your game
B                    E        A          B
Kings an' queens an' generals learn your name
B             E        A                B
I see all the innocents, the human sacrifice
       B              E               A             B~
And if death comes so cheap, then the same goes for life

End with:
e-------|
B-------|
G--4-4--|
D--4-4--|
A--2-2--|
E-------|

That's it! For suggestions corrections, and requests, email me:
                        [email protected]

 
 
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About the artist behind Tommy Gun 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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