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The Clash

I Fought the Law



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From uunet!wupost!!!schnitzi Tue Sep 1 22:55:07 PDT 1992

Article: 1976 of



From: (Mark Schnitzius)

Subject: I Fought the Law: The CLASH version


Sender: (News system)

Organization: University of Central Florida

Distribution: alt

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:



Breakin' rocks in the hot sun



I fought the law and the law won (twice)



I needed money 'cause I had none



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



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

University of Central Florida



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