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...GANGSTERS... by The Specials
---------------................

*Released 1979*

(modified from Winston Campbell's original tab: jieuryli@eden.rutgers.edu)


Intro:

(Spoken):

Bernie Rhodes knows; don't argue!

    A
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|--5-3-0-3--5-5--5-3-3--0--3--| (x2)

Verse 1:

Am            G#        Am
 Why must you record my phone calls?
                   G#        Am
Are you planning a bootleg L-P?

Am                G#            Am
 Said you've been threatened by gangsters;
         D          C           E7
Now it's you that's threatening me.

Verse 2:

Am               G#           Am
 Can't fight cor-ruption with con tricks,
                 G#        Am
They use the law to commit crime.
                      G#              Am
And I dread, dread to think, what the future will bring,
           C         G        E7
When we're living in gangster time.

(Spoken):

Don't call me scar face!

Interlude:

    A
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|--5-3-0-3--5-5--5-3-3--0--3--| (x2)

Solo:

(Guitar plays):

Am  G#  Am (x3), D  C  E7

e|---------------------------------|
B|--5------------5-6-5-------------|
G|------8--5--8---------8-5-4-2-0--|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------| (x3)

e|--5--5-5-5--5--5-8--8-8-8--8--8--|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

Verse 3:

Am           G#             Am
 Can't inter-rupt while I'm talking,
                      G#           Am
Or they'll confiscate all your gui-tars,
                      G#         Am
And catch 22 says, if I sing the truth;
           D          C         E7
They won't make me an overnight star.

Verse 4:

      Am       G#        Am
Don't offer us legal pro-tection,
                 G#        Am
They use the law to commit crime.
                      G#              Am
And I dread, dread to think, what the future will bring,
           C         G        E7
When we're living in gangster time.
(Bernie Rhodes knows; don't argue!)

Outro:

    A
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|--5-3-0-3--5-5--5-3-3--0--3--| (x8)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   A       Am      G#      D       C       E7      G

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 577655  577555  466544  x57775  x35553  x79797  355433


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)

            
            
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