Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The U K tab

From: "Andrew N. Westmeyer" 
Subject: TAB: Anarchy in UK, Sex Pistols

Subject: TAB: Anarchy in UK, Pistols

"Anarchy in the U.K."
As recorded by the Sex Pistols
From the album _Never Mind the Bollocks_/Virgin Records
Transcribed in _Guitar_, September 1991


G:  x 10 12 12 12 x
F:  x 8 10 10 10 x
E:  x 7 9 9 9 x
D:  x 5 7 7 7 x
C:  x 3 5 5 5 x
FI:  1 3 3 2 x x
Em:  0 2 2 0 0 x
GIII:  3 5 5 4 x x
Dm:  x 5 7 7 6 x
EmVII:  x 7 9 9 8 x
DII:  x x 0 2 3 2
F#m:  2 4 4 2 x x

G     F     E   D   C
            Right       now!

C (PM)
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

I didn't put the rhythem for the intro because it should be pretty easy
to figure out.  The C chord is palm muted during the laughter.  This
next part is rhythem figure 1, and is used quite a bit in the song.  A
is just the opened fifth string.  q means quarter note and e means
eighth note.

 C   A C     A C       A C FI  Em
|e e e e e e e e | e e e e q   q   |

I am an antichrist and
I am an anarchist.  Don't
know what I want but I know how to get it.  I
wanna destroy passers-by 'cause

Each of the above lines represents two measures.  Play rhythem figure 1
for the first three lines, and just hit eighth note C chords for the
last line.  The music continues by repeating the intro, rhythem figure 1
once, a measure  of eighth note C chords (No dogs body!), a measure of
eighth note G chords, and then back to rhythem figure 1 for the second

I I wanna
be anar-
No dogs body! (?)

Anarchy for the U. K. is
coming sometime maybe.  I'll
give the wrong time, stop a traffic line.  Your
future dream is a shopping scheme 'cause
I I wanna
be anar-
In the city!

For the 11 measure guitar solo there is a background guitar which plays
a simple eighth note rhythem.  The rhythem guitar slides between every
chord change.  Each of the 11 measures only uses one chord per measure,
so here they are in the order they appear:

Dm  EmVII  Dm  EmVII  Dm  EmVII  Dm  G  G  GIII  GIII

The guitar solo goes like this:

Next comes rhythem figure 1 again three times, followed by the chorus and two more rhythem figure 1's (the final rhythem figure 1 is a little different; the last two notes are a C and then a slide to a D chord). A many ways to get what you want. I use the best, I use the rest. I use the N. M. E. (enemy?). I use anarchy 'cause I wanna be anar- chy! It's the only way to be! Next comes the bridge. This part is a little difficult to tabulate clearly. : stands for the repeat measure sign, and the numbers above the tab refer to each repeat. There is a background guitar which plays a rhythem using DII, GIII and F#m, and ending with a measure of D. I'll label where the rhythem guitar chord changes are above the lead guitar tab. If you're confused, just listen to the damn song. :P
DII 1,2,3 GIII F#m 4 DE|--2--2---0-2---3-|---2---0-0h2-2-2-2--|---2---0-0-2-2-2-|B|--3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|---3---3-3---3-3-3--|---3---3-3---3-3-|G|:-2--2---2-2-2-2-|---2---2-2---2-2-2-:|---2---2-2---2-2-|D|--0--0---0-0---0-|-0-0-0---0---0-0-0--|-0-0-0---0---0-0-|A|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------| ^ microphonic feedback pitch B
Rhythem figure 1 is played three more times, followed by the chorus. Is this the M. P. L. A., (feedback pitch G) or is this the U. D. A., or is this the I. R. A? I thought it was the U. (feedback pitch C) K., or just an- other coun- try! Starting with the last syllable for "country", the song basicly alternates between rhythem figure 1 and the chorus for the rest of its duration. Another guitar plays a facsimilie, but it's not that important. The song ends with some feedback pitch C. Andrew N. Westmeyer Materials Science and Engineering Carnegie Mellon University "Things happen; otherwise they don't happen." -Prof. S. Mahajan
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