Rock The Casbah

Clash

 EmFEmAm
Verses:
|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &|
 AmEm
 /   /   / / /   /   /   / * *     (* = clap, or strum)
 FF
That's it. Now over the lyrics...

Intro:
Dm |Am G6 |
Em F |Em Am |
Dm |Am G6 |
Em F |Em Am |
Now the...

Verse 1:
Am |Em |
King told the boogie men, "You have to
G |Dm |
let that raga drop." (clap,clap) The
Am |Em |
oil down the desert way has been
G |Dm |
shakin' to the top. (clap,clap) The
Am |Em |
Sheik he drove his Cadillac, he went a
G |Dm |
cruisin down the ville. (clap,clap) The
Am |Em |
Muezzin was a standing on the
F |F |
rad-i-a-tor grill–a-ill – a-ille. (Whoa!!!)

Chorus:
Dm |Am G6 |
Shareef don't like it! (clap,clap)
Em F |Em Am |
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
Dm |Am G6 |
Shareef don't like it! (clap,clap)
Em F |Em Am |
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!

Verse 2:
 AmEm
By order of the prophet,       
 GDm
"We ban that boogie sound!         (clap,clap)
 AmEm
Degenerate the faithful        
 GDm
with that crazy Casbah sound."     (clap,clap)
 AmEm
But the Bedouin, they brought out the electric camel drum.
 GDm
The local guitar picker got his guitar picking thumb.
 AmEm
As soon as the Shareef had cleared the square,
 FF
 They began to wail-a-ail-ail!     (Ohhh!!!)

Chorus:
 DmAmG6
 Shareef don't like it!       
 EmFEmAm
 Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
 DmAmG6
 Shareef don't like it!       
 EmFEmAm
 Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!

Verse 3:
 AmEm
Now over at the temple  
 GDm
Oh, they really pack em in.   
 AmEm
The in crowd say, "It's cool, 
 GDm
to dig this chanting thing!"  
 AmEm
But as the wind changed direction 
 GDm
and the temple band took five  
 AmEm
The crowd got a whiff  
 FF
of that crazy Casbah jive!!!

Chorus (Same as previous)

Verse 4:
 AmEm
The King called up his jet fighters, 
 GDm
He said, "You better earn your pay - ay.  
 AmEm
Drop your bombs down between the Minarets,
 GDm
down the Casbah way - yay."   
 AmEm
As soon as the Shareef was chauffeured out of there,
 GDm
the jet pilots tuned to the cockpit radio blare.
 AmEm
As soon as the Shareef was outta their hair,
 FF
The jet pilots wail – ail - ailed.   (Ahhh!!!)

Outro Chorus:
 DmAmG6
 Shareef don't like it!       
 EmFEmAm
 Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
(repeat, then...)

 DmAmG6
 Shareef don't like it! He thinks it's not kosher!
 EmFEmAm
 Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
 DmAmG6
 Shareef don't like it! Fundamentally he can't take it!
 EmFEmAm
 Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
 DmAmG6
 Shareef don't like it! You know he really hates it!
 EmFEmAm
 Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!

(then, repeat following to fade...)
 DmAmG6
 Shareef don't like it!          
 EmFEmAm
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Note: This is a very simplified version, but it works to get the gist
of the song down. And, it is complete. I fought with a previous guy's
tab, and after taking out all the 7ths and working out the details
(G6, outro, etc), I figured I should share. On my acoustic, it sounds
pretty cool – much improved to me anyways. I hope you find it useful,
and comments to perfect/correct are welcome.

C.Hall

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lukebass (report comment to admin):
I changed the Gs in the verses to G6. They sounded better to be and the G6 is used in the chorus. Other then that I only cleaned up the format.