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Song title: I fought the law

(Curtis) by The Crickets Coral), 1960

I fought the law

I'm breakin' rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I needed money 'cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I left my baby and I feel so sad
I guess my race is run
But she's the best girl I've ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Robbin' people with a six-gun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I miss my baby and the good fun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I left my baby and I feel so sad
I guess my race is run
But she's the best girl I've ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Notes: A great classic from "The Clash" repertorie.


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This song has never been published on any official release.

First known live performance: 20/06/1978 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver,CO ,USA
Last known live performance: 18/02/2017 Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley ,Australia

Song 'history':


It only saw the light less than a dozen times in the whole Darkness tour
16 perfomances were given during the River tour
Played only a couple of times in the whole Born in the U.S.A. tour (18/09/1984 The Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA and 31/10/1984 Sports Arena, Los Angeles,CA ,USA)
Played once in the whole Rising tour (03/11/2002 American Airlines Arena, Dallas,TX ,USA)
One only performance during the Magic tour (21/08/2008 Sommet Center, Nashville,TN ,USA)
It only saw the light 3 times in the whole Working on a Dream tour
Played once in the whole Wrecking Ball tour (17/07/2012 RDS, Dublin ,Ireland)
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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