Green Day - I Fought The Law Chords & Tabs

 

I Fought The Law Chords & Tabs

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I Fought The Law Tab

   
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                             I fought the Law
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Email: stratacaster_master@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard
Key: F
Guitar I-distorted
Guitar II-distorted

Out of all the cover songs (Shout, We Are the Champions) that Green day has done this is
my favorite. This song was originally written by The Crickets in the late 50's. It was
and made famous by Bobby Fuller
Four in the mid 60's. The song was then again covered by The Clash in the late 70's.

Green Day had re-covered this song for a Pepsi Commercial that aired for the Superbowl,
2004

This is a more complicated song by Green Day seeing that there is a counter melody in
verse. I looked at a tab and the chord progression was completely correct but in the key
here I have corrected it.

Playing Live options. When Green Day plays this they only play the counter melody. They
play the chorus solo but play it during the solo. From trying to sing and play song at
same time its really hard to play the main melody because the B flat (I think that’s 
it is) makes your voice go to low when trying to sing. You could play it way here only
the counter melody person playing do the singing. For guitars Billie
his Les Paul jr. and Jason plays a hollow bodied guitar…a Gibson L5 I believe.

Effects: Basically just a good distortion. For amp settings…these sound
close: bass: 5
       Middle: 7
       Treble: 10
       Reverb: 0
       Distiron/Gain/Drive: On

But my timing maybe a little off

OK MAJOR UPDATE. AFTER LISTENING TO THE SONG THROUGH BETTER SPEAKERS I FOUND THAT MOST
THIS TAB IS WRONG SO NOW IM GOING TO UPDATE! -February 2, 2007

Drums…0:00-0:04

Fixed A lot of shit!! August 7, 2007

INTRO:

E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11/13-13-13-13-13--11/13-13-13--11/13-13-13--11/13-13-13-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------| x2
 |                                                          |
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10-10-10-----------------------------10-10-10-10|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10--8-8-8-8-8-8-8/10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10|
A|-8--8--8--8--8--8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8/10-10-10-10--8--8--8--8-|
E|--------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6/8--8--8--8--------------|

E|-------------|
B|-13-11-10-6-o|
G|-------------|
D|-------------|
A|------------o|
E|-------------| x2
 |             |
E|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|---------10--|
D|-10-8-7--10--|
A|-10-8-7--8---|
E|-8--6-5------| x2


VERSE:
E|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x-----------|
B|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x-----------|
G|-10x-x-10x-x--------10|-10x-x-10x-x--------10|-10x-x-10x-x---------10|
D|-10x-x-10x-x--x-x-x-10|-10x-x-10x-x-x-x-x--10|-10x-x-10x-x--x-x-x--10|
A|-8------8-----x-x-x-8-|-8-----8-----x-x-x--8-|-8-----8------x-x-x--8-| X2
E|--------------x-x-x---|-------------x-x-x----|--------------x-x-x----|
 | (COUNTER MELODY)                                                    |
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10---------10-10-10-10-10---------10-10-10-10-10---------10|
D|-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-1010101010|
A|-8--8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8--8--10101010-8|
E|-------------6-6-6-6----------------6-6-6-6----------------8-8-8-8---|
PM ********************************************************************* x2


CHORUS:
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------101010101010101010101010-----------------------|
D|----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-101010101010101010101010-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
E|-12/6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--------------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
|                                                                           |
E|--6-----------6------------5~~----------------------6------------6---------|
B|--------8------------8--------------------------------------8-----------8--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x-------------------|
B|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x-------------------|
G|-10x-x-10x-x--------10|-10x-x-10x-x-------------10----|
D|-10x-x-10x-x--x-x-x-10|-10x-x-10x-x---10--8--7--10----|
A|-8-----8------x-x-x-8-|-8-----8-------10--8--7--8-----|
E|--------------x-x-x---|---------------8---6--5--------|
 |                                                      |
E|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-10-10---------10-10-10-10-10------------10----|
D|--10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10--10--8--7--10----|
A|--8--8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8--10--10--8--7--8-----|
E|--------------6-6-6-6-----------------8---6--5--------|

SOLO:
E|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-------------------------o|
G|-----------------------------|-1010x------10-1010-1010--|
D|-8-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-1010x-1010-10-1010-1010--|
A|-8-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-8-8-x-1010-8---8-8-8-8--o| 
E|-6-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|--------88----------------| 
 |                                                        |
E|----------------------------------------------17--------|
B|----------------------10-------11----13--/-18---or/(22)o|
G|-----------10--/--12------------------------------------|
D|-10--/--12----------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------o|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-------------------------o|
G|-----------------------------|-1010x------10-1010-1010--|
D|-8-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-1010x-1010-10-1010-1010--|
A|-8-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-8-8-x-1010-8---8-8-8-8--o| 
E|-6-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|--------88----------------| 
 |                                                        |
E|----------------------------------------------17--------|
B|----------------------10-------11----13--/-18---or/(22)o|
G|-----------10--/--12------------------------------------|
D|-10--/--12----------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------o|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/g/green_day/i_fought_the_law_tab_ver_5.html ]
E|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-------------------------o|
G|-----------------------------|-1010x------10-1010-1010--|
D|-8-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-1010x-1010-10-1010-1010--|
A|-8-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-8-8-x-1010-8---8-8-8-8--o| 
E|-6-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|--------88----------------| 
 |                                                        |
E|----------------------------------------------17--------|
B|----------------------10-------11----13--/-18---or/(22)o|
G|-----------10--/--12------------------------------------|
D|-10--/--12----------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------o|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|


E|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-| 
E|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
 |                                         
E|-----------------------------|
B|----------------------10-----|
G|-----------10--/--12---------|
D|-10--/--12-------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11/13-13-13-13-13--11/13-13-13--11/13-13-13--11/13-13-13-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------| x2
 |                                                          |
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10-10-10----------------10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10|
A|-8--8--8--8--8--8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8---8--8--8--8-|
E|--------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------------------------|
notice that they play F chord instead of C chord this time~~**
E|-------------|
B|-13-11-10-6--|
G|-------------|
D|-------------|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|
 |             |
E|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|---------10--|
D|-10-8-7--10--|
A|-10-8-7--8---|
E|-8--6-5------|

VERSE:
E|---x-x---x-x-|--------|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x-------------|
B|---x-x---x-x-|--------|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x-------------|
G|-10x-x-10x-x-|--------|-10x-x-10x-x--------10|-10x-x-10x-x----------10-|
D|-10x-x-10x-x-|--------|-10x-x-10x-x-x-x-x--10|-10x-x-10x-x--x-x-x-x-10-|
A|-8------8----|-DRUMS--|-8-----8-----x-x-x--8-|-8-----8------x-x-x-x-8--|
E|-------------|--------|-------------x-x-x----|--------------x-x-x-x----|
 | (COUNTER MELODY)                                                      |
E|-------------|--------|------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------|--------|------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10-|--------|10-10-10-10-10---------10-10-10-10-10---------10|
D|-10-10-10-10-|--------|10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-1010101010|
A|-8--8--8--8--|--------|8--8--8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8--8--10101010-8|
E|-------------|--------|---------------6-6-6-6----------------8-8-8-8---|
PM ***********************************************************************

E|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x-----------|
B|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x-----------|
G|-10x-x-10x-x--------10|-10x-x-10x-x--------10|-10x-x-10x-x---------10|
D|-10x-x-10x-x--x-x-x-10|-10x-x-10x-x-x-x-x--10|-10x-x-10x-x--x-x-x--10|
A|-8------8-----x-x-x-8-|-8-----8-----x-x-x--8-|-8-----8------x-x-x--8-| X2
E|--------------x-x-x---|-------------x-x-x----|--------------x-x-x----|
 | (COUNTER MELODY)                                                    |
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10---------10-10-10-10-10---------10-10-10-10-10---------10|
D|-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-1010101010|
A|-8--8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8--8--10101010-8|
E|-------------6-6-6-6----------------6-6-6-6----------------8-8-8-8---|
PM ***********************************************************************


CHORUS:
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------101010101010101010101010-----------------------|
D|----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-101010101010101010101010-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
E|-12/6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--------------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
|                                                                           |
E|--6-----------6------------5~~----------------------6------------6---------|
B|--------8------------8--------------------------------------8-----------8--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x-------------------|
B|---x-x---x-x----------|---x-x---x-x-------------------|
G|-10x-x-10x-x--------10|-10x-x-10x-x-------------10----|
D|-10x-x-10x-x--x-x-x-10|-10x-x-10x-x---10--8--7--10----|
A|-8-----8------x-x-x-8-|-8-----8-------10--8--7--8-----|
E|--------------x-x-x---|---------------8---6--5--------|
 |                                                      |
E|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-10-10---------10-10-10-10-10------------10----|
D|--10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10--10--8--7--10----|
A|--8--8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8--8--8--8--10--10--8--7--8-----|
E|--------------6-6-6-6-----------------8---6--5--------|


E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11/13-13-13-13-13--11/13-13-13--11/13-13-13--11/13-13-13-|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------| x2
 |                                                          |
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10-10-10-----------------------------10-10-10-10|
D|-10-10-10-10-10-10--8-8-8-8-8-8-8/10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10|
A|-8--8--8--8--8--8---8-8-8-8-8-8-8/10-10-10-10--8--8--8--8-|
E|--------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6/8--8--8--8--------------|

E|-------------|
B|-13-11-10-6-o|
G|-------------|
D|-------------|
A|------------o|
E|-------------| x2
 |             |
E|-------------|
B|------------o|
G|---------10--|
D|-10-8-7--10--|
A|-10-8-7--8--o|
E|-8--6-5------|

Outro:
E|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|-10101010----------10101010-10101010|----------10101010-10101010---------|
D|-10101010-8-8-8-8--10101010-10101010|-10101010-10101010-10101010-8-8-8-8-|
A|-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-|-10101010-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-|
E|----------6-6-6-6-------------------|-8-8-8-8--------------------6-6-6-6-|
PM ********************************** *************************************


E|------------------|---------------------------|
B|------------------|---------------------------|
G|-10101010-10101010|-10101010------------10----|
D|-10101010-10101010|-10101010--10--8--8--10~---|
A|-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8---10--8--7--8~----|
E|------------------|-----------8---6--5--------|
PM **************************
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