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A fast fun one, covering The Clash covering Mose Allison. Took out the repetition of the first verse so it's extra short.

English Civil War

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Give 'Em Enough Rope is my absolute favorite album of the Punk era. It's sheer Rock 'n Roll from that first snare hit. The guitar sound is truly amazing, crackling with so much raw power. I feel like everyone overlooks this record and focuses only on the debut and London Calling. Don't get me wrong I really like London Calling, "Lost In The Supermarket" is my favorite Clash song, but Give 'Em Enough Rope is a mega force of Rock.

Few things hit as hard as those fricking power chords from "Guns On The Roof". Not to mention the tunes are on point, so many catchy tracks like "Stay Free" and my favorite "All The Young Punks". "Drug Stabbing Time" is amazingly catchy and the guitars are...just wow. So ya this is one amazing record. I love Joe Strummer's vocals on "English Civil War" so I wanted to cover this song, it's also a pretty easy and fun one to do. I listened to the record again this morning and then recorded this in under 2 hours.

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When Johnny comes
Marching home again
He's coming by bus or underground

A woman's eye will shed a tear
To see his face so beaten in fear
An' it was just around the corner in the English civil war

It was still at the stage of clubs and fists
When that well-known face got beaten to bits

Your face was blue in the light of the screen
As we watched the speech of an animal scream
The new party army was marching right over our heads
Alright

There you are, ha ha, I told you so
Says everybody that we know

But who hid a radio under the stairs
An' who got caught out on their unawares?
When that new party army came marching right up the stairs

When Johnny comes marching home again
Nobody understands it can happen again

The sun is shining an' the kids are shouting loud
But you gotta know it's shining through a crack in the cloud
And the shadows keep falling when Johnny comes marching home

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