I Fought The Law chords by The Clash


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I Fought The Law | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: drums :|| x4
||: D5 | G5 A5 | D5 | D5 G5 D/F# D5 :||

Verse 1

| D5 | G5 D5 | D5 | A5 D5 |
Breakin’ rocks in the hot sun, I fought the law and the law won.
| D5 | A5 D5 |
I fought the law and the law won.
| D5 | G5 D5 | D5 | A5 D5 |
I needed money ’cause I had none, I fought the law and the law won.
| D5 | A5 D5 |
I fought the law and the law won.

Bridge 1

| G | G | D | D |
I left my baby and it feels so bad, guess my race is run.
| G | G | D5 | A5 D5 |
She’s the best girl that I ever had, I fought the law and the law won.
| D5 | D5 G5 D/F# D |
I fought the law and the.

Instrumental

||: G | G | D | D :|| x3
| G | G | D5 | G5 A5 | D5 | D5 G5 D/F# D5 |

Verse 2

| D5 | N.C | D5 | A5 D5 |
Robbin’ people with a six-gun, I fought the law and the law won.
| D5 | A5 D5 |
I fought the law and the law won.
| D5 | G5 D5 | D5 | A5 D5 |
I lost my girl and I lost my fun, I fought the law and the law won.
| D5 | A5 D5 |
I fought the law and the law won.

Bridge 2

| G | G | D | D |
I left my baby and it feels so bad, guess my race is run.
| G | G | D5 | A5 D5 |
She’s the best girl that I ever had, I fought the law and the law won.
| D5 | D5 G5 D/F# D5 |
I fought the law and the.

Instrumental 2

||: D5 | G5 A5 | D5 | D5 G5 D/F# D5 :||

Outro

||: N.C | N.C :|| x4 drums
||: I fought the law and the law won :||
||: (D) | (G A) :|| x3 bass
||: I fought the law and the law won :||
||: (D) | D5 G5 D/F# D5 | D5 |
I fought the law and the.



I Fought The Law Chords: Learn the progressions!


Originally written and released by the Crickets in 1960, I Fought The Law became a hit in 1965 when The Bobby Fuller Four covered it in 1965.

Roy Orbison did his version in 1972, this wasn’t a big chart success, although it did add nicely to Roy’s massive catalogue.

The most famous version of I Fought The Law is The Clash 1979 version, which is what most people refer to when the tune is mentioned and should you need to play it live, this is most likely what is expected to be referenced.

The chords are only I, IV, and V in the key of D, making them power chords (5 chords). This helps with the punk vibe as well as gives it more power.



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