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I Fought The Law Tabs (ver.1)

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I Fought the Law
The Clash version
(as best as I can figure it out)

Intro:

Chords:       D             D              G              A
        ----------------------------------------------------------
        -(12)/14-14-14-(12)/14-14-14--(12)/14-14-14--(12)/14-14-14
        ----------------------------------------------------------
        ----------------------------------------------------------
        ----------------------------------------------------------

Chords:       D             D         A   G   F#m  D
        ----------------------------------------------------------
        -(12)/14-14-14-(12)/14-14-14--14--12--11------------------
        -------------------------------------------12-------------
        ----------------------------------------------------------
        ----------------------------------------------------------
                                      ^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      triplets

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)

  G 
I left my baby and it feels so bad

D
Guess my race is run

G
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


Solo:

--------------------------------14-
------------------------12--15-----
----------11--11/12--14------------
----12/14--------------------------
-14--------------------------------
-----------------------------------

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
University of Central Florida
            
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