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SAFE EUROPEAN HOME (Clash)

Chords used:  (Std Tuning)
E     = 022100
A     = x02220
B     = x24442
F#m   = 244222
G#m   = 466444
Asus2 = x02200

Verse 1:
Well I...
E                  (G#m)         (E)        |
Just got back and I wish I never leave now.
A                   B                       |
   (Where'd   you   go?)            Who dat
E              (G#m)           (E)          |
Martian arrival over at the airport, yeah?
A                   B                       |
   (Where'd   you   go?)                How
E                     (G#m)         (E)     |
many local dollars for a local anesthetic?
A                   B                       |
   (Where'd   you   go?)            And the
E                       (G#m)          (E)  |
Johnny on the corner was ah very sympathetic.
A                   B                       |
   (Where'd   you   go?)            Well I..

Chorus:
F#m                     G#m                   |
Went to the place where every white face is an
A                       B                     |
in-vi-ta-tion to rob-be-ry.              An'..
F#m                     G#m                   |
sitting   here   in my  safe   eur-o-pe-an
A                       B                     |
home.           Don't   wanna go back there a-
E ~                                           |
gain.

Verse 2:
E                 (G#m)           (E)        
Wasn't I lucky and wouldn't it be loverly? 
A            B
 (Where'd ya go?)
E                        (G#m)         (E)     
Send us all cards, have a laying in on Sunday.
A     B
E                            (G#m)            (E)      
I was there for two weeks, so how come I never tell now?
A     B
E                        (G#m)          (E)  
That natty dread drink in the Sheraton Hotel, yeah.
A     B

  F#m                     G#m
I went to the place where every white face is an
A                  B
invitation to robbery.
    F#m                G#m
An' sitting here in my safe european
A                  B                    (E  start interlude)
home.        Don't wanna go back there a-gain.

Interlude:
E     G#m   |A      B     | (start slow  singles and doubles)
/     /      //     //
gain..ainnn,             a-
E     G#m   |A      B     |
gain..ainnn,             ah-
E     G#m   |Asus2  A     | (pick it up A bit)
ah,   ahhh,  ah-ah, ahh, ah-
E     G#m   |Asus2  A     |
ah,   ahhh,  ah-ah, ahhhh.
E~          |

Verse 3:
E                (G#m)        (E)          
They got the sun, they got the palm trees.
A       B     
  (Oh.. wher'dya go?)
E                 (G#m)        (E)         
They got the weed, they got the taxies.
A    B
          E                       (G#m)       (E)       
Whoa, the harder they come and the home of ol' Blue Beat.
A    B
    E                         (G#m)            (E)      
I'd stay and be a tourist, but I can't take the gun play.
A    B
         Well I..
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/t/the-clash/3570.html ]
  F#m                     G#m
I went to the place where every white face is an
A                  B
invitation to robbery.
    F#m                G#m
An' sitting here in my safe european
A                  B                   (E  start outro)
home.        Don't wanna go back there again.

Outro:
E      G#m   |Asus2   A      | (start slow/quiet and build throughout)
/ // x / // x / // x/// // x//
E      G#m   |Asus2   A      |
                        What?
E         G#m           Asus2         A
Rudy come from Jamaica, Rudy he can't fail..
Rudy come from Jamaica, Rudy he can't fail..
Rudy come from Jamaica 'cuz Rudy he can't fail..
Rudy come from Jamaica, Rudy he can't fail..

E                G#m              Asus2         A
Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy he can't fail..
Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy he can't fail..
E                G#m              Asus2                   A
A-Rudy loot and a-Rudy shoot and a-Rudy come up then back down
Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy, Rudy-Rudy,  Rudy come up then back down
Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy he can't fail..
Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy, Rudy-Rudy, Rudy he can't fail..

(enough Rudy's.. now on to the "European home" stuff...)
E                G#m              Asus2         A
Nice guy!        Euuuurrr  ooo  peeeee-an     ho-oo-me.
Explosive!       Euuuurrr  ooo  peeeee-an     ho-oo-me.
A 24-track!      Euuuurrr  ooo  peeeee-an     ho-oo-me.
???              Euuuurrr  ooo  peeeee-an     home.    You're a
Safe             Euuuurrr - ooo - peeeee-an     ho-oo-me.
???

(repeat, mumbling and gargling on ?'s to fade)

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I'm not too sure about the interlude, but it sounds nice as shown for a reprieve between
Also, the G#m in the verse may be a bit off, but there is something there that works in
"Capo on 2" version below. The G#m in the Chorus is my main addition here to other tabs. 
have said to use a C#m, but that didn't sound right to me. In my 2nd version,
I think the transitions sound really nice, but the voicing is a bit high when using open 
I worked both of these versions out myself using a mix of tabs and adding my own 
in certain places.

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SAFE EUROPEAN HOME (Alt Version with: Capo on 2nd fret)

Chords use:
D    = x00232
D/F# = 2x0232 (use thumb)
G    = 320003 (or 320033)
G6   = 320000
Em   = 022000
F#m  = 244222
A    = x02220

Verses:
Well I...
D                     D/F#                           
just got back and I wish I never leave now.   
G              D
  (Where'd you go?)                 Who dat
D               D/F#
Martian arrival over at the airport, yeah?
G              D
  (Where'd you go?)                    How
D                      D/F#       
many local dollars for a local anesthetic?
G              D                    
  (Where'd you go?)                And the
D                        D/F#
Johnny on the corner was ah very sympathetic.
G              D
  (Where'd you go?)                 Oh I...
Chorus:

Em                      F#m
Went to the place where every white face is an
G                       A
in-vi-ta-tion to robber-ry.               An'
Em                      F#m
sitting   here   in my  safe   eur-o-pe-an
G                       A
home.           Don't   wanna go back there a-
D ~
gain.

Outro:

Play G6's on top strings (highs) then hammer down the 3rd fret notes to make the full G
play mostly on the bottom strings (lows). I think this part sounds even nicer in D's and
than the main version above. The rest of the song I like more without the capo.

D         D/F#          G6            G
Rudy come from Jamaica, Rudy he can't fail..     (etc.)

And

D                D/F#             G6            G
Nice guy!        Euuuurrr  ooo  peeeee-an     home, you're a
safe!            Euuuurrr  ooo  peeeee-an     home.

etc.

Hope these are improvements. Send comments and rate, please.

-C.Hall
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