Bankrobber



My daddy was a bankrobber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
and he loved to steal your money

Some is rich, and some is poor
That's the way the world is
But I don't believe in lying back
Sayin' how bad your luck is

So we came to jazz it up
We never loved a shovel
Break your back to earn your pay
an' don't forget to grovel

My daddy was a bankrobber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
and he loved to take your money

One love

The old man spoke up in a bar
Said I never been in prison
A lifetime serving one machine
is ten times worse than prison

Imagine if all the boys in jail
Could get out now together
What d'ya think they'd want to say to us ?
While we was being clever

Someday you'll meet your rocking chair
'cos that's where we're spinning
There's no point to wanna comb your hair
When it's grey and thinning (hey)

My daddy was a bankrobber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
and he loved to steal your money

So we came to jazz it up
We never loved a shovel
Break your back to earn your pay
an' don't forget to grovel (hey)

Get away get away get away get away...

My daddy was a bankrobber
But he never hurt nobody
He just loved to live that way
and he loved to steal your money (hey)

Run rabbit run

Strike out boys for the hills
I can find that hole in the wall
and I know that they never will


Lyrics by:
Strummer / Jones

Music by:
Strummer / Jones

Written:
1980

Personnel:
John Squire (guitar)
Ian Brown (vocals)
Mick Jones (guitar)
Pete Wylie (guitar)
Peter Hooton (vocals)
Roy Boulter (drums)

Produced by:
N/A

Available on:
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First live performance:
On 2nd December 2011, John Squire and Ian Brown guested on Bankrobber at Manchester Ritz.

Details:
This was the first of two Clash numbers performed by an ensemble at Manchester Ritz, on the Justice Tonight tour. In 1980, Ian Brown and Pete Garner blagged their way into the recording of this very Clash song; Squire missed out on this adventure, but here, was given the opportunity to perform the song with his musical idol.


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