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Band: The Clash
Song: Safe European Home
Album: Give 'Em Enough Rope
Tabber: clark@theoddmenout.com

*= mute chord
~= ring out chord

Intro:                       Fill
G--9--9-9--9-9--9-9-9--|---------|------------| x2

Verse 1:
        e                                Fill       A           B
Well, I just got back an' I wish I never leave now (Where'd you go?)
        e                         Fill   A           B
Who dat martian arrival at the airport? Ya!(Where'd you go?)
    e                                     Fill   A           B
How many local dollars for a local anaesthetic? (Where'd you go?)
    e                                      Fill  A           B
The Johnny on the corner was a very sympathetic (Where'd you go?)

  F#                      C#m~                   A                   B
I went to the place where every white face is an invitation to robbery
    F#                  C#m~          A*
An' sitting here in my "Safe European Home"
        B*                   e
I don't wanna go back there again

Verse 2:
e                                Fill      A           B
Wasn't I lucky n' wouldn't it be loverly? (Where'd you go?)e                                            
Fill    A           B
Send us all cards, an' have a laying in on a Sunday (Where'd you go?)
      e                                        Fill  A           B
I was there for two weeks, so how come I never tell (Where'd you go?)
     e                                  Fill    A           B
That Natty Dread drinks at the Sheraton Hotel? (Where'd you go?)

Chorus x1


Verse 3:
    e                                  Fill        A           B
Now they got the sun, an' they got the palm trees (Where'd you go?)
e                                   Fill   A           B
They got the weed, an' they got the taxis (Where'd you go?)
          e                                    Fill      A           B
Whoa, the harder they come, n' the home of ol' bluebeat (Where'd you go?)
Yes I'd stay an' be a tourist, 
                     Fill     A           B
But I can't take the gunplay (Where'd you go?)

Chorus x1

E,G#m,A,A x2 (reggae rythym)

Outro: (use reggae rythym)
E          G#m           A
Rudie come from Jamiaca, Rudie can't fail...  x4
E             G#m           A
Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie, Rudie can't fail...  x12

(Keep doing that rythym till the end of the song)

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joe_strummer 10 Nov 15, 2005 03:02 PM

the reggae part is entirely screwed.

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jfh78rpm 26 Jan 20, 2007 04:49 AM

the chords for the reggae bit are rite but they shud be played like this (with reggae rhythm) -

e G#m A

other then that gud tab

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chaz mac 10 Mar 02, 2007 09:26 AM

go the clash

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