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The Clash, Stay Free Chords

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Did You Know? Mick Jones wrote this song about a great school mate who later became a bank robber got caught and was arrested

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Blue Belt

Most Advanced Rhythm: Orange Belt (White Belt when played with The Bouncer)

Most Advanced Chord Change: Blue Belt (White Belt when played with Django chords only)

Image: The Clash London Calling Tower Theatre Show 3/6/1980 by John Coffey

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The Clash, Stay Free Chords

Chords:

Django Em Chord

Django C Chord

Django G Chord

Django A Chord

Django D Chord


Django Bm: x20033


Key: G


Tempo: 151 bpm

Strumming:

'The Bouncer':

|D   D U D    D U |


'The Bouncer*' Variation:

|D U D    D U D    |

Or

'The Cash Bass':

|B   D U B    D U |


'The Cash Bass*' Variation:

|B B D    B B D    |

Intro - 

||G - C - |Bm - A - || x2 

( Bouncer* / Bouncer* )  x 2 


Verse 1 - 

||G - C - |Bm - A - || x2

( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )  x 2

|A - - - |G - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |

( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )

|Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

( Bouncer / Bouncer / 1 Strum )


(G)We met (C)when we were in (Bm)school (A)
(G)Never took no (C)shit from no one, (Bm) we weren't (Ax2)fools
The teacher says we're
(Gx2)dumb
We're only having
(Emx2)fun
We piss on every
(Cx2)one
In the
(G)classroom...


Intro


Verse 2 - 

||G - C - |Bm - A - || x2

( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )  x 2

|A - - - |G - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |

( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )

|Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

( Bouncer / Bouncer / 1 Strum )


When (G)we got thrown out I (C)left without much (Bm)fuss (A)
An'
(G)weekends we'd go (C)dancing
Down
(Bm)Streatham on the (Ax2)bus
You always made me
(Gx2)laugh

Got me in bad (Emx2)fights
Play me pool all
(Cx2)night
Smokin'
(G)menthol...


Intro


Verse 3 - 

||G - C - |Bm - A - || x2

( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )  x 2

|A - - - |G - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |

( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )

|Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

( Bouncer / Bouncer / 1 Strum )


(G)I practiced (C)daily in my (Bm)room (A)
(G)You were down the (C)crown planning  (Bm) your next (A) move
Go
(A)on a nicking (Gx2)spree
Hit the wrong
(Emx2)guy
Each of you get
(Cx2)three
Years in
(G)Brixton...


Intro


Verse 4 - 

||G - C - |Bm - A - || x2

( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )  x 2

|A - - - |G - - - |G - - - |Em - - - |

( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )

|Em - - - |C - - - |C - - - |

( Bouncer / Bouncer / 1 Strum )


(G)I did my (C)very best to (Bm)write (A)
(G)How was Butlins?
(C)Were the screws too (Bm)tight? (Ax2)
When you lot get
(Gx2)out
Were gonna hit the
(Emx2)town
We'll burn it fuckin'
(Cx2)down
To a
(G)cinder...


Intro


Middle 8 - 

||Bm - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |D - - - |
( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )
|Bm - - - |Em - - - |C - - - |G - - - || x2
( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )
|G - - - |- - - - |Bm - - - |- - - - |
( 1 Strum / Let ring / 1 Strum / Let ring )
|A - - - |- - - - |
( 1 Strum / Let ring )
|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |
( Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer / Bouncer )


'Cause (Bm)years have passed and (Em)things have changed
And I move
(C)anyway I want to (D)go
I'll
 (Bm)never forget the (Em)feeling I got
When I (C)heard that you'd got (G)home
An' I'll
(Bm)never forget the (Em)smile on my face
'Cause I
(C)knew where you would (D)be
An'
(Bm)if you're in the (Em)crown tonight
(C)Have a drink on (G)me
But go
(Gx2)easy...step (Bmx2)lightly. (Ax2)..stay (Gx4)free


Intro x 4

Final Chord Strum: G

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