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The Clash

I Fought The Law Bass Tablature

Transcribed by Gilles Velay (velay@suisse.far.cea.fr)

I'm not quite sure of the "Bridge" part

 

Notation :

R : rest ||: repeat +++ : tied notes

q : quarter \ : slide down

e : 8th / : slide up

s : 16th ^ : triplet

 

 

Intro

=====

q e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

G-+---+---+------++-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+

D-|-R-|-R-|-R----||-------5-------7-|-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-7-|-------7---------|

A-|---|---|---12\||-5-5-5---5-5-5---|-----------------|-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-|

E-+---+---+------++-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+

drums

 

q^q^q q q [x2]

G-+-----------++

D-|-7-5-4---R-||

A-|-------5---||

E-+-----------++

 

 

1st Verse

=========

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

G-++-----------------+-----------------++-----------------+-----------------+

D-||-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|

A-||-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-------0-5-5-5-0-||-5-5-5-0-5-5-5---|-------3-5-5-5-5-|

E-++-----------------+-3-3-3-----------++---------------3-+-5-5-5-----------+

 

 

Bridge

======

q q e e e e q q e e q q q q e e+++e e e e e e e e

G-+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------|-----------------+

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-7---5---4---5-7-|-7---4---7-7-5-4-|

A-|-----2---5\4/5\4-|-----2---5\4/5---|-----------------|---5---5---------|

E-+-3---------------+-3---------------+-----------------|-----------------+

 

q q e e e e q q e e q

G-+-----------------+-----------------+

D-|-----------------|-----------------|

A-|-----2---5\4/5\4-|-----2---5\4/5---|

E-+-3---------------+-3---------------+

 

 

Chorus

======

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e^e^e q q

G-+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-7-5-4------R----|

A-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-------0-5-5-5-0-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-0-|--------5--------|

E-+-----------------+-3-3-3-----------+-----------------+-----------------+

 

 

Guitar Solo

===========

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e q e e e q e e e e e e e e e e e[x3]

G-++-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------++

D-||-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-R-----5-R-|-----5---R-5---R-||

A-||-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5---|-----------5-----|-5-5---5-----5---||

E-++-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------++

 

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

G-+-----------------+-----------------+

D-|-----------------|-----------------|

A-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-0-|

E-+-----------------+-----------------+

 

 

Chorus (same as first time)

======

 

 

2nd Verse (same as first one, except that bass stops on

========= 2nd bar ["zip gun"])

 

 

Bridge (same as first time)

======

 

 

Chorus (same as first time)

======

 

 

Instrumental break and final

============================

 

Twice the Chorus bass line with no singing.

Then, bass stops for 8 bars.

bass re-enters and plays :

 

e e e e

G-+-----------------+

D-|-R-------R-------|

A-|-----------0-2-4-|

E-+-----------------+

 

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e

G-+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

A-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-------0-5-5-5-0-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5---|-------0-5-5-5-5-|

E-+-----------------+-3-3-3-----------+---------------3-+-5-5-5-----------+

 

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e^e^e q q

G-+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+

D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-7-5-4------R----|

A-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-------0-5-5-5-0-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-0-|--------5--------|

E-+-----------------+-3-3-3-----------+-----------------+-----------------+

 

 

 

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