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Rock The Casbah Chords

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ROCK THE CASBAH - Clash

Chords used: (Std Tuning)
Am    = x02210 or 577555
Em    = 022000
G     = 320003 or 355433
Dm    = xx0231 or x57765
F     = 133211
G6    = 320000 or [3554]00

Intro & Choruses:
|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|
 / / /   / / / / /   /   / * *     (* = clap, or strum)
 Dm              Am      G6
 /   /   / / /   /   /   / / /
 Em      F       Em      Am

Verses:
|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|
 /   /   / / /   /   /   / / /
 Am              Em
 /   /   / / /   /   /   / * *     (* = clap, or strum)
 G               Dm
 Am              Em
 G               Dm
 Am              Em
 /       /       /   /   / / /
 F               F

That's it. Now over the lyrics...

Intro:
Dm              |Am      G6       |
Em      F       |Em      Am       |
Dm              |Am      G6       |
Em      F       |Em      Am       |
                           Now the...

Verse 1:
Am                         |Em                     |
King told the boogie men,              "You have to
G                          |Dm                     |
let that raga drop."                (clap,clap) The           
Am                         |Em                     |
oil down the desert way                    has been
G                          |Dm                     |
shakin' to the top.                 (clap,clap) The
Am                         |Em                     |
Sheik he drove his Cadillac,              he went a      
G                          |Dm                     |
cruisin down the ville.             (clap,clap) The
Am                         |Em                     |
Muezzin was a standing                       on the
F                          |F                      |
rad-i-A-tor   grill–A-ill – A-ille.       (Whoa!!!)

Chorus:
Dm                    |Am          G6          |
Shareef don't like it!               (clap,clap)
Em          F         |Em          Am          |  
Rock   the  Casbah!    Rock   the  Casbah!
Dm                    |Am          G6          |
Shareef don't like it!               (clap,clap)
Em          F         |Em          Am          |  
Rock   the  Casbah!    Rock   the  Casbah!

Verse 2:
   Am                         Em
By order of the prophet,
    G                         Dm
"We ban that boogie sound!         (clap,clap) 
  Am                          Em
Degenerate the faithful
          G                   Dm 
with that crazy Casbah sound."     (clap,clap)
        Am                            Em
But the Bedouin, they brought out the electric camel drum.
    G                           Dm
The local guitar picker got his guitar picking thumb.
   Am                      Em
As soon as the Shareef had cleared the square,
F                    F
They began to wail-a-ail-ail!     (Ohhh!!!)

Chorus:
Dm                     Am   G6          
Shareef don't like it!              
Em       F       Em       Am   
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
Dm                     Am   G6
Shareef don't like it! 
Em       F       Em       Am  
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!

Verse 3:
    Am                 Em
Now over at the temple
         G                   Dm
Oh, they really pack em in.
    Am                       Em
The in crowd say, "It's cool,
            G                Dm
to dig this chanting thing!"
           Am                    Em
But as the wind changed direction
        G                     Dm
and the temple band took five
    Am                Em
The crowd got a whiff
        F            F
of that crazy Casbah jive!!!

Chorus (Same as previous)

Verse 4:
    Am                              Em
The King called up his jet fighters,
          G                              Dm
He said, "You better earn your pay - ay. 
     Am                                  Em    
Drop your bombs down between the Minarets,
         G                   Dm
down the Casbah way - yay."
   Am                      Em
As soon as the Shareef was chauffeured out of there,
    G                       Dm
the jet pilots tuned to the cockpit radio blare.
   Am                      Em
As soon as the Shareef was outta their hair,
    F                 F
The jet pilots wail – ail - ailed.   (Ahhh!!!)

Outro Chorus:
Dm                     Am   G6          
Shareef don't like it!              
Em       F       Em       Am   
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
(repeat, then...)

Dm                        Am              G6
Shareef don't like it! He thinks it's not kosher!
Em       F       Em       Am  
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
Dm                          Am                G6
Shareef don't like it! Fundamentally he can't take it!
Em       F       Em       Am  
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
Dm                         Am             G6
Shareef don't like it! You know he really hates it!
Em       F       Em       Am  
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!

(then, repeat following to fade...)
Dm                      Am     G6
Shareef don't like it! 
Em       F       Em       Am  

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Note: This is a very simplified version, but it works to get the gist 
of the song down. And, it is complete. I fought with a previous guy's
tab, and after taking out all the 7ths and working out the details 
(G6, outro, etc), I figured I should share. On my acoustic, it sounds
pretty cool – much improved to me anyways. I hope you find it useful,
and comments to perfect/correct are welcome.

C.Hall
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luca.win wrote on July 31 2008, 10:02 am

wow...it was needed a very simplified version, just to play for fun and not breaking your head on it...thanx man 5 stars

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rockpwns92 wrote on August 2 2008, 06:40 am

Coool tab much better than the other ones on here XD

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