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Police On My Back 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 uunet!wupost!rice!RICEVM1.RICE.EDU!MHIRS00 Wed Sep  2 23:17:13 PDT 1992
Article: 1991 of alt.guitar.tab
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Path: nevada.edu!uunet!wupost!rice!RICEVM1.RICE.EDU!MHIRS00
From: MHIRS00@RICEVM1.RICE.EDU (Hirsh, Marc Bennett)
Subject: "Police on My Back," the Clash version
Message-ID: <16856D460.MHIRS00@RICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Sender: news@rice.edu (News)
Organization: Rice University
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1992 20:06:08 GMT
Lines: 65

Could someone tell me what the intro line of "Police on My Back" off of
"Sandanista!" is? As near as I can tell, it's

E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--3---3---3---3---3---3-------------------------------------------------|
G----2---2---2---2---2---2-----------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
but that doesn't sound right to me. Not siren-like enough. Am I just using
the wrong kind of distortion, or am I hitting the wrong notes? And, because
I started this mess, I'll finish it by adding the chords...

           D
Well, I'm running
       G
Police on my back
        D
Can you help me?
       G
Police on my back
     D
I am hiding
       G
Police on my back
          D
They were shooting
       G
Police on my back
          A
I've been running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
G
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
A
Running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
G
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
D           G
What have I done?
D           G
What have I done?
(back to verse with other words)

Words are probably wrong, so if someone could post those, that would also be
neat:). And the bassline would be awesome, since Paul Simonon is blasting
away. And what about "White Riot" (which is just A, D, and E, but the bassline
is wicked awesome) ?

Let's also see if someone hasn't figured out Richard Lloyd's brilliant solos
in Matthew Sweet's "Divine Intervention" (I can give someone the rhythm part
if they really want it), "I've Been Waiting" (can someone post the whole
song?), and "Evangeline," which is fairly easy except for that damn brilliant
solo.

Marc Hirsh

"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down?
  we might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."
   ---snappy end-of-file sign-off quote from Jack Handey, that deep guy

\ /
 ^  ---ugly red source of all evil, who's a wacky guy in and of himself
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ThisIsFreedom?? wrote on November 13 2005, 11:00 am

the intro is this:

E-11---11---11--11----
B---11---11---11--11--

i think.

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acdc101 wrote on November 16 2005, 01:55 pm

I think it's the way he tabbed it, but an octave higher.

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*HannahLove* wrote on June 24 2006, 04:39 am

i think the intro is :

e-10---10---10---10---
A---10---10---10---10-
D---------------------
G---------------------
B---------------------
E---------------------

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