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Tommy Gun Tab

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Band: The Clash
Song: Tommy Gun
Album: Give 'Em Enough Rope
Tabber: clark@theoddmenout.com

~= ring out chord
*= mute note

Intro:
  (Drum Roll)            x2 (Roll)   x2 (Roll) x1     
e--------------------------|-----------|--------|
B--------------------------|-----------|--------|
G-----------------9-9~-----|-----9-9~--|-----9--|
D-----------------9-9~-----|-----9-9~--|-----9--|
A-----------------7-7~-----|-----7-7~--|-----7--|
E--------------------------|-----------|--------|

Verse 1:
A     C#   D                    A
Tommy gun, you ain't happy less you got one
A     C#         D                        A
Tommy gun, ain't gonna shoot the place up just for fun

Lead for Choruses:
e-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------5/9~--|
D--9b------9b10r-7--10b------9b10r------9b------9b10r-------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus 1:
   D                  A
Maybe he wants to die for the money,
   D                   A
Maybe he wants to kill for his country,
    D              A                e~  e~
Whatever he wants, he's gonna get it!

Verse 2 Lead:                         x4 
e--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12--9-9--|
B---------------------------------------| (the fist and third times play
G---------------------------------------|  12's instead of the 9's)
D---------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|

Verse 2:
A*    C#*      D*                         A*
Tommy gun, you better strip it down for a custom run,
A*    C#*  D*                           A*
Tommy gun, waiting in the airport 'till kingdom come

Chorus 2:
    D                               A
An' we can watch you make it on the nine o'clock news,
D                           A
Standing there in Palestine lighting the fuse,
D                  A                    e~  e~
Whatever you want, you're gonna get it!

Solo:                                                          x6       
e--------------------------------------9-------------|----------|----------|
B----------------------------------------10----------|--12v-----|----------|
G--12b14----6---7--9-----------6-7-9---------9/11-9--|----------|--5/-9-9--|
D---------------------7----7-9-----------------------|----------|----------|
A----------------------------------------------------|----------|----------|
E----------------------------------------------------|----------|----------|
                                                      (slow, drastic
                                                       vibration)
Verse 3: (use Verse 2 Lead)
A*    C#*  D*                       A*
Tommy gun, you'll be dead when your war is won,
A*    C#*      D*                       A*
Tommy gun, but did you have to gun down everyone?

Chorus 3:
      D             A
I can see it's kill or be killed
  D                     A
A nation of destiny has got to be fulfilled
D                  A                   e~  e~
Whatever you want, you're gonna get it!

Verse 4:
A     C#   D                       A
Tommy gun, you can be a hero in an age of none,
A     C#       D                        A
Tommy gun, I'm cutting out your picture from page one

Chorus 4:
    D                  A
I'm gonna get a jacket just like yours,
    D                     A
An' give my false support to your cause
D                  A                   e~ e~
Whatever you want, you're gonna get it!

Break:                                                    x2
e--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7---7--4-4--|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge Lead: (hard to hear)                          x3
e------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------2------------------------------------|
D--4--2-1-------------2-1----4--2-1--------------------|
A---------4--2-2----4---------------4--2-2---4--2-4-2--|
E------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge:
     B           E   A         B
Okay, so let's agree about the price
    B               E       A         B
An' make it one jet airliner for ten prisoners
B                   E       A         B
Boats an' tanks and planes, it's your game
B                    E        A          B
Kings an' queens an' generals learn your name
B             E        A                B
I see all the innocents, the human sacrifice
       B              E               A             B~
And if death comes so cheap, then the same goes for life

End with:
e-------|
B-------|
G--4-4--|
D--4-4--|
A--2-2--|
E-------|

That's it! For suggestions corrections, and requests, email me:
                        oddmenout4@yahoo.com
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Tommy Lightning 10 Jul 07, 2008 01:28 AM

Amazing tab,buddy keep them coming.

LONG LIVE PUNK!!

RIP JOE STRUMMER

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majskanoner 75 Jul 22, 2015 11:07 AM, edited on May 10 2016, 08:11 am

What type of chords are these? It def. isn't open judging from some videos of them playing.

Edit: Never mind, I was just stupid when I wrote this comment.

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