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***Turkish Song Of The Damned - by Shane MacGowan and Jem Finer
from the album "If I Should Fall From Grace With God"

Turkish Song Of The Damned - as perfomed by The Pogues

{The tab is a little short on space for all the fast notes -- suffice it
to say that 23232 means a trill with hammer-ons and pull-offs, not a note
played at the 23,232th fret.}

(e) |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
(B) |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
(G) |-----------------|-----0-----------|-----------------|-----0---2-------|
(D) |-----0---23232-0-|-2323--232-------|-----0---23232-0-|-2323--2---------|
(A) |-0-1---0---------|---------------1-|-0-1---0---------|---------------0-|
(E) |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
      1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4

(e) |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
(B) |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
(G) |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----0---2-------|
(D) |-----------0-----|---0-------------|-----0---23232-0-|-2323--2---------|
(A) |-01010-0-1---0-0-|-1---0-1---------|-0-1---0---------|-----------------|
(E) |-----------------|---------3-----3-|-----------------|-----------------|
      1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4

I [Am] come old friend from hell tonight across the rotting sea.
Nor the [Am] nails of the cross nor the blood of Christ
Can bring you help this eve.
The [Dm] dead have come to claim a debt from [Am] thee.
They [Dm] stand outside your door four score and [Am] three. [G]

  Did you [C] keep a watch for the [F] dead man's wind,
  Did you [C] see the woman with the [G] comb in her hand,
  [C] Wailing away on the [F] wall on the strand
  As you [C] danced to the Turkish [G] song of the damned.

  [Am] [Am] [Dm]

You re[Am]member when the ship went down, you left me on the deck.
The [Am] captain's corpse jumped up and threw his arms around my neck.
For [Dm] all these years I've had him on my [Am] back.
This [Dm] debt cannot be paid with all your [Am] jack. [G]

  Chorus Twice

  [Am] [Am] [Dm]

  Repeat Intro Riff

And [Am] as I sit and talk to you I see your face go white.
This [Am] shadow hanging over me is no trick of the light.
The [Dm] spectre on my back will soon be [Am] free.
The [Dm] dead have come to claim a debt from [Am] thee. [G]

  Chorus Thrice

  Whistle Solo Over Chorus Twice

  Final Riff Seven Times

      |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-----|
(e) |-------------------------|-------------0-------------|
(B) |-------------------------|---------1-3---3-1---------|
(G) |-0---0-0---0-2---2-2-0-2-|-0---0-0-----------0-2-0---|
(D) |---------2---------------|---------------------------|
(A) |-------------------------|---------------------------|
(E) |-------------------------|---------------------------|
      1     2     3     4       1     2     3     4

      |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-----|
(e) |-------------------------|---------------------------|
(B) |-------------------------|---------------------------|
(G) |-0---0-0---0-2---2-2-0-2-|-0-----------0-------------|
(D) |---------2---------------|---2-0---0-2---2-0---0-2---|
(A) |-------------------------|-------3-----------3-------|
(E) |-------------------------|---------------------------|
      1     2     3     4       1     2     3     4

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Arx 10 Jul 21, 2005 08:00 PM

When I listen to the cd, the fourth note in the 1st and 3rd measure sounds more like a C# than an A. Might want to try playing that note on the fourth fret instead of playing the string open.

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Tongariro 115 Jul 29, 2007 03:26 AM

This can be even better with Intro as Dm Am Dm Am, and first two lines of verse as Gm Am Gm Am

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