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Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
Key of D , 4/4 time
Uploaded by Pablo Clark G. Dobarganes

All the other tabs I have seen are wrong because they simply don’t fit into the 12-bar
structure of the song. I do not take entire credit for this tab as I didn’t originally
it, I am just writing it down for you guys to play The Clash as good as you can. The
in the recording has a bit of a distortion to it but if played without it, it sounds
normal. I can assure you this is exactly as it is played in the record.
Bass Fig. 1
D         G       D      N.C.      D      G         D   N.C. End Fig 1

Bass Fig. 2
--Play on 1st time-|-Play on 2nd time-
D         G                         D      N.C.      D      G
 D     N.C.

G      F        G                D     G          D      N.C.
 A                A7   N.C.        D     G          D   N.C. End Fig 2

Bass Fig. 3
Double-time feel
  D         G      D                         G       D
  G       F/C     G                D      G         G       End Fig. 3

Bass Fig. 4
  A7               D    Dsus4  G    D  N.C.

Bass Fig. 5
G      F        G                D     G          D      N.C.

A                   N.C.           D     G          D      N.C.

Bass Fig. 6
  A7                                D       G        D

D       G        D                G       F/C     G
D          G      D             A7 End double-time                  D
Intro – Bass Fig. 1
Verse 1 – Bass Fig. 2
Chorus 1 – Bass Fig. 3 and Bass Fig. 4
Verse 2 – Bass Fig. 2
Interlude – Bass Fig. 1 and Bass Fig. 5
Chorus/Outro – Bass Fig. 3 and Bass Fig. 6

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robsuj 92 Jun 15, 2009 10:55 AM

very nice tab! cheers!

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TONE DEFFMAN 10 Apr 20, 2010 02:25 PM

not bad but Version 1 is nearer

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lashistoriade2gamers 242 Jun 03, 2016 09:55 PM

TONE DEFFMAN This is the right tab

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