The Clash

The Clash - Guns Of Brixton bass tab

Artist: The Clash

Song: The Guns of Brixton

Album: London Calling

Bassist: Paul Simonon

Tabbed by: beano311

Sorry for the long tab, but there are too many variations

of the main riff so I had to write it all out. Most of the

other tabs have the main riffs almost correct, but are lacking

the song structure and all the variations.

Only parts I'm not 100% sure of are some of the GGGGGDB parts

towards the middle might be GGGGGAB and vise versa.

r - Rest (play nothing)

W - Whole note

H - Half note

Q - Quarter note

E - Eighth note

Tempo = ~160bpm

Intro:

H Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------4r444-----------44444----|

A|--r---2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------33333-----------33333----|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------44444-----------44444----|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------33333-----------33333----|

Chorus 1: (When they kick out your front door...)

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q H Q Q QEEEE Q H

G|----------------2-4-----------2-4--|

D|----------44444---------44444------|

A|--2-2-2-5-----------2-5------------|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------|

A|--2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|------33333-----------33333----|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q H Q Q QEEEE Q H

G|----------------2-4-----------2-4--|

D|----------44444---------44444------|

A|--2-2-2-5-----------2-5------------|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-------------------------------|

D|-------------------------------|

A|--2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|------33333-----------33333----|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------44444-----------44444----|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------33333-----------33333----|

Verse 1: (The money feels good...)

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------44444-----------44444----|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------33333-----------33333----|

Bridge 1:

Q Q Q Q W W W

G|-----------------------------------|

D|------4-r-----r-------r-------r----|

A|--2-5------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------|

W W W

G|-----------------------------------|

D|------r----------r---------r-------|

A|-----------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------|

W H Q EEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|------------------------------------|

D|---r---r--r-4444-----------44444----|

A|-----------------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|------------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------0-2-2-2-5-------0--|

E|----------33333-----------3r333----|

Verse 2: (You see he feels like Ivan...)

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------44444-----------44444----|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------0-2-2-2-5-------0--|

E|----------33333-----------33333----|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------r4444-----------44444----|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------0-2-2-2-5-------0--|

E|----------33333-----------33333----|

Chorus 2: (You can crush us...)

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------44444-----------44444----|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------33333-----------33333----|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------4r444-----------44444----|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------3r333-----------3r333----|

Chorus 3: (When they kick out your front door...)

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q H Q Q QEEEE Q H

G|----------------2-4-----------2-4--|

D|----------rrrr4---------44444------|

A|--2-2-2-5-----------2-5------------|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------33333-----------33333----|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q H Q Q QEEEE Q H

G|----------------2-4-----------2-4--|

D|----------44444---------44444------|

A|--2-2-2-5-----------2-5------------|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------33333-----------33333----|

Chorus 4: (You can crush us...)

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------44444-----------44444----|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2---2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------3r333-----------33333----|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------44444-----------44444----|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2---2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------3r333-----------3r333----|

Outro: (Oh, Oh, Guns of Brixton...)

Repeat these two lines and fade

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|----------44444-----------44444----|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|-----------------------------------|

Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q Q Q Q Q QEEEE Q

G|-----------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|

A|--2-2-2-5-------5-2-2-2-5-------5--|

E|----------33333-----------33333----|

That's it :)

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