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Gates Of The West Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
From tamsun.tamu.edu!cs.utexas.edu!sdd.hp.com!spool.mu.edu!darwin.sura.net!cs.ucf.edu!schnitzi Mon Dec 14 
PST 1992
Article: 4301 of alt.guitar.tab
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From: schnitzi@cs.ucf.edu (Mark Schnitzius)
Subject: CRD: The Clash, "Gates of the West"
Sender: news@cs.ucf.edu (News system)
Organization: University of Central Florida
Distribution: alt
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1992 02:44:29 GMT
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The Clash
'Gates of the West'

Intro riff:

(repeats 4 times)

I would love to be the lucky one on Chill Avenue
Who could keep your hear warm when ice has turned it blue
But with the beggin' sleeping losers as they turn in for the night
I'm looking back for home and I can see the lights

I should be jumpin' shoutin' that I made it all this way
>From Camden Town Station to 44th and 8th
Not many make it this far and many say we're great
But just like them we walk on an' we can't escape our fate

Am                 F      G
Can't you hear the sighing
C                  F
Eastside Jimmy and Southside Sue
     G                         Csus  C
Both say they needed something new

So I'm standing at the gates of the West
I burn money at the lights of the sign
		 F     G	       C
The city casts a shadow of the perfect crime

I'm standing at the gates of the East
I take my pulse and the pulse of my friend
		 F      G               C
The city casts a shadow, will I see you again?

The immigrants an' remnants of all the glory years
Are clustered around the bar again for another round of beers
Little Richard's in the kitchen playing spoons and plates
He's telling the waitress he's great

Ah say I know somewhere back'n'forth in time
Out on the dustbowls, deep in the roulette mine
Or in a ghetto cellar only yesterday
There's a move into the future for the U.S.A.

I hear them crying
Eastside Jimmy and Southside Sue
Both say they needed something new


C Em Em Am Am F F
C Em Em Am Am F F
C Em Em Am Am F F  C

(with chords from chorus)
Standing at the gates of the West
In the shadow again
Standing at the gates of the West
In the shadow again
In the shadow again

mark schnitzius           |  seeking guitar songbook for the
schnitzi@eola.cs.ucf.edu  |  clash's "london calling".  does
univ. of central florida  |  one even exist?  will pay top $
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chaz mac wrote on October 1 2006, 02:54 pm

good tab.

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justin85 wrote on December 15 2006, 06:57 pm

perfect tab brother

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BoyGoneBad wrote on April 18 2008, 11:39 am

Excellent! Thanks for sharing- you're a true Clash fan.

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