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Rock The Casbah Chords (ver 2) - Clash


 
Rock The Casbah Chords
ROCK THE CASBAH - Clash

Chords used: (Std Tuning)
Am    = x02210
Em    = 022000
G     = 320033
Dm    = xx0231
F     = 133211
G6    = 320000

Intro & Choruses:
|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|
 / / /   / / / / /   /   / * *     (* = clap, or strum)
 Dm              Am      G6
 /   /   / / /   /   /   / / /
 Em      F       Em      Am

Verses:
|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|
 /   /   / / /   /   /   / / /
 Am              Em
 /   /   / / /   /   /   / * *     (* = clap, or strum)
 G               Dm
 Am              Em
 G               Dm
 Am              Em
 /       /       /   /   / / /
 F               F

That's it. Now over the lyrics...

Intro:
Dm              |Am      G6       |
Em      F       |Em      Am       |
Dm              |Am      G6       |
Em      F       |Em      Am       |
                           Now the...

Verse 1:
Am                         |Em                     |
King told the boogie men,              "You have to
G                          |Dm                     |
let that raga drop."                (clap,clap) The           
Am                         |Em                     |
oil down the desert way                    has been
G                          |Dm                     |
shakin' to the top.                 (clap,clap) The
Am                         |Em                     |
Sheik he drove his Cadillac,              he went a      
G                          |Dm                     |
cruisin down the ville.             (clap,clap) The
Am                         |Em                     |
Muezzin was a standing                       on the
F                          |F                      |
rad-i-a-tor   grill-a-ill - a-ille.       (Whoa!!!)

Chorus:
Dm                    |Am          G6          |
Shareef don't like it!               (clap,clap)
Em          F         |Em          Am          |  
Rock   the  Casbah!    Rock   the  Casbah!
Dm                    |Am          G6          |
Shareef don't like it!               (clap,clap)
Em          F         |Em          Am          |  
Rock   the  Casbah!    Rock   the  Casbah!

Verse 2:
   Am                         Em
By order of the prophet,
    G                         Dm
"We ban that boogie sound!         (clap,clap) 
  Am                          Em
Degenerate the faithful
          G                   Dm 
with that crazy Casbah sound."     (clap,clap)
        Am                            Em
But the Bedouin, they brought out the electric camel drum.
    G                           Dm
The local guitar picker got his guitar picking thumb.
   Am                      Em
As soon as the Shareef had cleared the square,
F                    F
They began to wail-a-ail-ail!     (Ohhh!!!)

Chorus:
Dm                     Am   G6          
Shareef don't like it!              
Em       F       Em       Am   
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
Dm                     Am   G6
Shareef don't like it! 
Em       F       Em       Am  
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!

Verse 3:
    Am                 Em
Now over at the temple
         G                   Dm
Oh, they really pack em in.
    Am                       Em
The in crowd say, "It's cool,
            G                Dm
to dig this chanting thing!"
           Am                    Em
But as the wind changed direction
        G                     Dm
and the temple band took five
    Am                Em
The crowd got a whiff
        F            F
of that crazy Casbah jive!!!

Chorus (Same as previous)

Verse 4:
    Am                              Em
The King called up his jet fighters,
          G                              Dm
He said, "You better earn your pay - ay. 
     Am                                  Em    
Drop your bombs down between the Minarets,
         G                   Dm
down the Casbah way - yay."
   Am                      Em
As soon as the Shareef was chauffeured out of there,
    G                       Dm
the jet pilots tuned to the cockpit radio blare.
   Am                      Em
As soon as the Shareef was outta their hair,
    F                 F
The jet pilots wail - ail - ailed.   (Ahhh!!!)

Outro Chorus:
Dm                     Am   G6          
Shareef don't like it!              
Em       F       Em       Am   
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
(repeat, then...)

Dm                        Am              G6
Shareef don't like it! He thinks it's not kosher!
Em       F       Em       Am  
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
Dm                          Am                G6
Shareef don't like it! Fundamentally he can't take it!
Em       F       Em       Am  
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
Dm                         Am             G6
Shareef don't like it! You know he really hates it!
Em       F       Em       Am  
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!

(then, repeat following to fade...)
Dm                      Am     G6
Shareef don't like it! 
Em       F       Em       Am  

---

Note: This is a very simplified version, but it works to get the gist 
of the song down. And, it is complete. I fought with a previous guy's
tab, and after taking out all the 7ths and working out the details 
(G6, outro, etc), I figured I should share. On my acoustic, it sounds
pretty cool - much improved to me anyways. I hope you find it useful,
and comments to perfect/correct are welcome.

C.Hall


 
 
Clash - Rock The Casbah Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Rock The Casbah tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Rock The Casbah 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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