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I Ran Drums

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I Ran (So Far Away) 
By Flock of  Seagulls


This song is a great example of 80’s music

Hh = high hat  x = closed  o = open

C = crash 

Bd = bass drum

Sd= snare drum

T1 = tom 1

Note: I think the crash notes are actually 
done on a splash cymbal, but since the average 
drumset probably doesn’t have one, it will do.

Little intro thing (nobody else plays)
C-----x----
Let ring

Verse/Chorus/Guitar solo (repeat a lot, listen 
to the song to get it perfect. When you are playing 
it will be easy to follow along to the guitars.

Hh ---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-
Sd  ----------x---------x--------x-
Bd ------b---------b--------b-----

Just before the singer say “…I couldn’t get away” 
play

Sd –x-x—xx-

It is hard to illustrate the beat with tabs so listen 
to the song and you will figure it out.

Bridge  (this is the only part that is any different 
from the rest of the song)

T1 –xxxxxxxxxxxx-

This is a tom roll and I’m not quite sure how long it is, 
I tried to get it tabbed right but it could be wrong. Again, 
if you listen you’ll get it right.

And that’s it. This song requires no skill at all to play
and no skill is what the band had. That is why they are
remembered more for their haircuts than their music.
	
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