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Steel Pulse - Taxi Driver tab

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...TAXI DRIVER... by Steel Pulse
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*from 'Victims' (1991)*


Intro:

(Spoken):

    F#                 B
Now hear this crowd of people;
           F#
I man well vex,
                 B
And just have fe big up me chest,
         F#
'Cos the Taxi Driver,
                 B
Don't have no re-spect.

F#               B
 Want I fe catch bus,
    F#             B
Hop truck and ride bike,
    F#
And stand up on the road,
          B
And hitch hike.
            F#
But dem deh things can't go on,
B                  F#
 'Cos Natty Dread,
         B
Ride the storm!

Chorus 1:

     F#           B
Taxi Driver, (dri-ver),
               F#            B
Won't stop for me, (stop for me).
     F#              B
When-ever I flag him down,
                  F#  B
He won't stop for me.

     F#           B
Taxi Driver, (dri-ver),
               F#            B
Won't stop for me, (stop for me).
     F#              B
When-ever I flag him down,
                  F#  B
He won't stop for me.

Verse 1:

(DJ Bumbo Brown)

     F#              B
In a London city and in a New York,
          F#          B
There are no go areas after dark.
      F#
I say muggers on the streets,
    B
And thief in the park,
F#
 Tramps 'pon the sidewalk,
  B
A dem a sky lark.

F#
 Some a catch the taxi,
          B
When they reach their spot.
    F#
Pre-tend to pay the driver,
              B
And then they just run off.
       F#
Some a argue with the driver,
            B
And say the fare ain't right,
    F#
The next thing you know,
           B
They got a kitchen knife.

Chorus 2:

     F#           B
Taxi Driver, (dri-ver),
               F#            B
Won't stop for me, (stop for me).
     F#              B
When-ever I flag him down,
                  F#  B
He won't stop for me.

Interlude:

F#  B (x2)

Break:

F# (n.c)
 To hail a cab you got to be fast,
You try to catch a taxi,
But they just drive past.

Verse 2:

(David Dread)

    F#
The taxi-cab driver,
      B
Never stop for me,
         F#
They got all kind of excuses,
B
 Up his sleeve.
     F#
Some say they off duty,
     B
Some say they not free.
    F#
The taxi cab driver,
      B
Never stop for me.

   F#
Be-cause of my dreadlocks,
B
 Looking wild,
     F#
They think I'm a mugger,
   B
Or some bad guy.
F#
 No they, never stop they,
     B
Just pass me by,
     F#
They treat me like a leper,
      B
Who's left to die. Yo!

Chorus 3:

F#            B
 Driver, (dri-ver),
               F#            B
Won't stop for me, (stop for me).
   F#                  B
No care how I flag him down,
                  F#  B
He won't stop for me.

Break:

F#
 Excuse me mate,
        B              F#  B
Can you get me a taxi?
F#           B
 Is that the driver?
F#     B
 Boy...Jungle!

Interlude:

F#  B (x4)

Verse 3:

(DJ Bumbo Brown)

           F# (n.c)
Well I was walking with my son,
Who was just a child,
And still the Taxi Driver,
              B
Wouldn't give me a ride.
F# (n.c)
 He was caught by,
    B
The traffic lights,
                F# (n.c)
And had to slow down,
                B
So I opened the back door,
               F# (n.c)
And sat my son down.
                     B
So he tried his best to,
                    F# (n.c)
Stop me from coming in,
I say move yourself man,
B
 And start your driving!

F#
 He was very angry,
       B
But he asked where to,
       F#
I said take me to the station;
         B
My train leaving soon.
   F#
So guess what he did to me,
B
 Just for spite;
   F# (n.c)
He stopped at every,
Single traffic light.

   F#
He took the wrong turn,
        B
And the long way too,
   F#
He stopped at the bar,
        B
Just to use the loo.
     F#
When I got to the station,
       B
It was all in vain;
     F#
Good golly good gosh,
        B
I say I miss my train.

Coda:

F#
 Me kick up the taxi,
   B
Me kick up the taxi, driver,
F#
 Me lick up the taxi,
   B
Me lick up the taxi, driver.

F#
 Me kick up the taxi,
   B
Me kick up the taxi, driver,
F#
 Me lick up the taxi,
   B
Me lick up the taxi, driver.

F#
 Not stopping,
        B
They're just not stopping,
F#
 Not stopping,
        B
They're just not stopping.
 
F#
 Not stopping,
        B
They're just not stopping,
F#
 Not stopping,
        B
They're just not stopping.

F#
 Not stopping,
        B
They're just not stopping,
F# (n.c)
 Not stopping,
They're just not stopping.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   F#      B

 EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx4322  xx4442


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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