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While one version of the Clash's decision to cover the song is that it was the existence of a 45 of the Bobby Fuller version in an American studio jukebox, it is true that Ducks Deluxe issued a cover single. 'I Fought The Law/Cherry Pie' (RCA 2531, 1975) in the UK and Joe Strummer with the band 101'ers had been on the same pub rock circuit as Ducks Deluxe. The Clash were completing work on their second album, Give… read more

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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

The Clash - I Fought the Law Lyrics


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  • I ❤️ this song another punk classic 🎶
  • "I fought the law and I won" -Jello Biafra.
  • Another classic song <3
  • Great cover.
  • "She's the best girl that I ever had" best line ever!
  • It sounds like I fought the law and uh... the law won
  • excellent
  • best song ever
  • pop punk quality
  • Check out the original by The Crickets! Definitely rocks too!

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