Songs "S"



The Clash





[Bm] If you can play on the [G] fiddle

[Bm] How's about a British jig and [G] reel?

[D] Speaking King's English in quotation

[G] As railhead towns feel the steel mills rust

[D] water froze in the [G] generation

[Bm] Clear as winter [G] ice, [Bm] This is your para-[G]-dise

There ain't no [D] need for ya, There ain't no [G] need for ya

Go straight to [D] hell boys, Go straight to [G] hell boys


[Bm] Do you wanna join in a [G] chorus

[Bm] Of the Amerasian [G] blues?

[D] When it's Christmas out in Ho Chi Minh City

[G] Kiddie say poppa poppa poppa poppa San take me home

[D] See me got photo photo Photograph of you and [G] Mamma Mamma Mamma-san

Of you and Mamma Mamma Mamma-san

[Bm] Lemme tell ya 'bout your [G] blood bamboo kid.

[Bm] It ain't Coca-Cola it's [G] rice.

Straight to [D] hell [G]

Oh Poppa-san, [Bm] Please take me [G] home

Oh Poppa-san, [Bm] Everybody they wanna go [G] home

So Mamma-san says





[Bm] You wanna play mindcrazed ban-[G]-jo

[Bm] On the druggy-drag ragtime U.S.-[G]-A.?

[D] In Parkland International, Hah! Junkiedom [G] U.S.A.

Where [D] procaine proves the purest rock man groove,

And [G] rat poison, The volatile Molotov says-

[D] Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, Go straight to [G] hell


[Bm] Can you cough it up loud and [G] strong?

The immigrants, [Bm] They wanna sing all night [G] long

[D] It could be anywhere, Most likely could be any frontier, [G] Any hemisphere

A [D] No man's land [G]

And there [Bm] ain't no asylum [G] here

King [Bm] Solomon he never lived round [G] here

Go straight to [D] hell boys [G]



I find it easiest to play this (my favourite Clash song) with a capo on the 2nd fret.
Thus the chords become:
[D] = [C]
[A] = [G]
[G] = [F]
[Bm] = [Am]

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