Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash – Drum Sheet Music

Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash

The full drum sheet music for Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash from the album Combat Rock (1982).

Drummer: Topper Headon | Level 3/4
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Description & Sample

“Should I Stay or Should I Go” became The Clash’s first-and-only number-one single on the UK Singles Chart a decade after its release in 1982.

Enjoy a free sample excerpt of the sheet music below:

The song is based on a 12-bar blues form and uses a simple rock beat throughout the verses. The choruses feature a swinging double-time feel, as well as a distinctive tom-based groove, which has been broken down into four simple steps (below) to assist with learning the pattern.

Steps to learning the tom based groove featured in the choruses:

  1. Right hand plays the toms, left hand plays the snare.
  2. Add a ghost note on beat 2.
  3. Bass drum rhythm with snare.
  4. Full pattern.
  5. Optionally, add the hi-hat w/foot on the quarter-notes like Topper Headon does.



Sheet Music Details

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  • Included: Drum Notation Key

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