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Clash - London's Burning

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by tyson, Jan 21, 2003.


  1. tyson

    tyson

    Feb 9, 2000
    Dallas, TX
    Anyone know the bass line "London's Burning" by the Clash :confused:, especially the verse part(s)?

    ---------------------
    "Out across the town
    All across the night...

    Everybody's sitting round watching television!..."
    :eek:
     
  2. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    isnt it ''Londons calling''
     
  3. tyson

    tyson

    Feb 9, 2000
    Dallas, TX
    2 different songs. "London Calling" is from their 1979 "London Calling" album and was recently used in that Jaguar car commercial. tabs for that are plentiful. But "London's Burning" is from their 1977 album "The Clash" and i have yet to find the tab for that and i can't figure out the verse part.
     
  4. wizo

    wizo Guest

    Jan 23, 2003
    wow thats like my favourite song lol
     
  5. tyson

    tyson

    Feb 9, 2000
    Dallas, TX
    Rock and Roll! :D thank you, thank you! i had kinda lost hope of getting it down this close...

    i love this step-down part of the main riff:

    G...------------|
    D...------------|
    A...--1-0-------|
    E...-------3-1--|


    and the final bridge part, do you think it goes to the higher E...so maybe:

    G--------------------------------------|
    D--------------------------------------|
    A--------------------5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--|
    E--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--------------------|
    ...A........G........D........E


    instead of:

    G--------------------------------------|
    D--------------------------------------|
    A--------------------5-5-5-5-----------|
    E--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-----------0-0-0-0--|
    ...A........G........D........E


    :confused:
     
  6. Silverchair plays it with the lower E I have only heard the clash version like once and that was along time ago.:bassist:
     
  7. mikey_dee

    mikey_dee

    Oct 19, 2004
    This is how I play it in my band - www.london-calling.info

    Intro

    G|--------------------------------|
    D|--------------------------------|
    A|--------------------------------|
    E|3-3-3-3-3--------3-3-3-3-3/-----|

    London's burning..London's burning....

    Chorus

    G|-------------------------------|
    D|-------------------------------|
    A|--------3-3-5/----------3-3-5/-|
    E|3-3-1-1---------3-3-1-1--------|

    This part is without lyrics, next time (when strummer is singing)
    play D note insted of sliding it

    Verse

    G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    D|-----------3---------------3---------------3---------------------|
    A|---0---033--53-----0---033--53-----0---033--53-------------------|
    E|33--11--------5333--11--------5333--11--------53----R------------|