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Train in Vain

The Clash


Capo 2

 

Note:  This song was probably recorded without a capo.  The following arrangement is in the same key as the original, but avoids barre chords.

 

Intro:  Lead Guitar Riff (x4)

 

               C  G G                     C  G G               

Say you stand      by your man

                         C  G G                             C  G G               
Tell me something         I don’t understand

                    C                             Am
You said you love me and that’s a fact

                         C  G G                               C  G G               
Then you left me,          said you felt trapped
                  C                                    G
Well some things you can explain away

             Am                            (C)
But my heartache’s in me till this day

Chorus:

                              C  G G
Did you stand by me

                   C  G G
No, not at all

                             C  G G
Did you stand by me

           C  G G
No way

 

                    C  G G                               C  G G               
All the times            when we were close

                    C  G G                               C  G G               
I’ll remember          these things the most

        C                                                 Am
I see all my dreams come tumbling down

                          C  G G                             C  G G               
I won’t be happy            without you around

           C                                           G
So all alone I keep the wolves at bay
                  Am                           (C)

And there’s only one thing that I can say

Chorus

Bridge:

                    G  Em Am                           C  G G    C  G G
You must explain            why this must be

             G  Em Am                                  C  G G    C  G G
Did you lie              when you spoke to me
                              C  G G
Did you stand by me

                   C  G G
No, not at all

 

                    C  G G                       C  G G               
Now I got a job        but it don’t pay
                         
C  G G                                    C  G G               

I need new clothes        I need somewhere to stay

           C                                       Am
But without all these things I can do

                              C  G G                                  C  G G               
But without your love         I won’t make it through
        C                                               G
But you don’t understand my point of view

        Am                              (C)
I suppose there’s nothing I can do

Chorus

Bridge

                           
C  G G  (x4)

Did you stand by me

Chorus x2

 

C  G G  (x4)

Hold last G


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.