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Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Tab

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Artist: Green Day
Song: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Album: American Idiot
Tuning:
  Gtr. 1 (distortion): Standard (EADGBe)
  Gtr. 2 (clean): Capo on 1st fret (all positions given relative to capo)
  Gtr. 3 (light distortion): Standard
Tabbed by: Samit Sarkar

/ - slide
~ - vibrato
* - play note repeatedly
^ - bend

Note 1: For Guitar 2, I'm just typing the chords...figure out the strumming
patterns

Note 2: When the lyrics are written below the guitar part, their placement corresponds
to the guitar part above them

Intro/Verse (Gtr. 1; play around with tremolo/delay effects)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------88888888----------|
D|-33333333-66666666-88888888-88888888-| 
A|-33333333-66666666-66666666-88888888-|
E|-11111111-44444444----------66666666-|

Verse (Gtr. 2; come in after Gtr. 1 plays twice)
   Em  G  D  A
e|-0---3--2--0-------------------------|
B|-0---0--3--2-------------------------|
G|-0---0--2--2-------------------------|
D|-2---0--0--2-------------------------|
A|-2---2-----0-------------------------|
E|-0---2-----0-------------------------|
    "I walk a lonely road..."

Verse Riff (Gtr. 3)
e|---------------------------------------| Play during 3rd repeat
B|---------------8/9~--13/11~--8/9~------| and 6th repeat of verse
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|          
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|
"I walk alone..."

Pre-Chorus (Gtr. 1)
                              (effects off)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------88888888----------|
D|-33333333-66666666-88888888-8-8-8-10-| 
A|-33333333-66666666-66666666-8-8-8-10-|
E|-11111111-44444444----------6-6-6-8--|
                        "I walk alone, I walk a..."
Chorus (Gtr. 1)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-6---------8-8-8-8---------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3-| 3x, then next part
A|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-3-3-3-3-|
E|---------4-4-4-4---------1-1-1-1-|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-6---------5-5-5-5-5-|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|---------4-4-4-4-----------|

Bridge (Gtr. 1, effects on)                                          
                                                                  (FX off)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------88888888----------------------------88888888----------|
D|-33333333-66666666-88888888-88888888-33333333-66666666-88888888-8-8-8-10-| 
A|-33333333-66666666-66666666-88888888-33333333-66666666-66666666-8-8-8-10-|
E|-11111111-44444444----------66666666-11111111-44444444----------6-6-6-8--|
                                                  "I walk alone, I walk a..."

Solo (Gtr. 1)
E|--------------------------------------|       \
B|--------------------------------------|        \
G|-6-6-6-6---------8-8-8-8--------------|         \
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3------|          \
A|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-3-3-3-3------|           \
E|---------4-4-4-4---------1-1-1-1------|            \
                                                      \
E|----------------------------------------|            \
B|----------------------------------------|             \
G|-6-6-6-6---------8-8-8-8----------------|              \
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3--------|               \
A|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-3-3-3-3--------|                \
E|---------4-4-4-4---------1-1-1-1--------|                 \
                                                   played during solo
E|----------------------------------------|                 /
B|----------------------------------------|                /
G|-6-6-------------8-8-8-8----------------|               /
D|-6-6-----6-6-----8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3--------|              /
A|-4-4-----6-6-----6-6-6-6-3-3-3-3--------|             /
E|---------4-4-------------1-1-1-1--------|            /
                                                      /
E|-------------------------------------------|       /
B|-------------------------------------------|      /
G|-6-6-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|     /
D|-6-6-----6-6-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|    /
A|-4-4-----6-6-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|   /
E|---------4-4-------------------------------|  /




Bridge (Gtr. 2)
   Em  G  D  A    Em  G  D 
e|-0---3--2--0----0---3--2-|
B|-0---0--3--2----0---0--3-|
G|-0---0--2--2----0---0--2-|
D|-2---0--0--2----2---0--0-|
A|-2---2-----0----2---2----|
E|-0---2-----0----0---2----|
                          "I walk alone, I walk a..."

Solo (Gtr. 3, distortion)
e|------------------------------------| 
B|-6/9\8/9-9-9—13\11-11-11--8/9-9-9-9-|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------| 1x
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------| 
B|-6-6-8/9-9-13\11-11-8/9-9-9-9-|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------| 2x
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|----------------------------| 
B|-6-6-8/9-9-13\11/13****^^^^-|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------| 1x
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

Pre-Chorus (Gtr. 2)
   Em  G  D  A    Em  G  D  A
e|-0---3--2--0----0---3--2--0-|
B|-0---0--3--2----0---0--3--2-|
G|-0---0--2--2----0---0--2--2-|
D|-2---0--0--2----2---0--0--2-|
A|-2---2-----0----2---2-----0-|
E|-0---2-----0----0---2-----0-|
                      "and I'm the only one, and I walk a..."

Pre-Chorus (Gtr. 1, effects off)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------| Note: placement corresponds to when
D|---------------------------8-8-10-|       it should be played with Gtr. 2
A|---------------------------8-8-10-|
E|---------------------------6-6-8--|

Chorus (Gtr. 1)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-6---------8-8-8-8---------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-3-3-3-3-| 3x, then next part
A|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-3-3-3-3-|
E|---------4-4-4-4---------1-1-1-1-|
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-6---------5-------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-(16x)-|
A|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-3-------|
E|---------4-4-4-4---------|

Solo (Gtr. 3, distortion, during final chorus)
Note: begin after Gtr. 1's chorus part plays twice
e|----------------------------------| 
B|-9\8/9-9-9—13\11-11-11--8/9-9-9-9-|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| 1x
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------| 
B|-6-6-8/9-9-13\11/13-(play 13 16x)-|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| 1x
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

Outro (Gtr. 1, distortion, effects off)
e|-------------------------------------------| 
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|--------6--6-6-8--8-8-7--7-7---------------|
D|-3--3-3-6--6-6-8--8-8-7--7-7-6--6-6-2--2-2-|   3x
A|-3--3-3-4--4-4-6--6-6-5--5-5-6--6-6-2--2-2-|
E|-1--1-1----------------------4--4-4-0--0-0-|

e|-------------------------------------| 
B|-------------------------------------|
G|--------6--6-6-8--8-8-7--7-7---------|
D|-3--3-3-6--6-6-8--8-8-7--7-7-6-6-2-2-|
A|-3--3-3-4--4-4-6--6-6-5--5-5-6-6-2-2-|
E|-1--1-1----------------------4-4-0-0-|
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offspring_punk wrote on November 13 2004, 12:00 am

hmm wow gotta be the worst tab ive ever seen for this song...nub

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KISSfan wrote on November 15 2004, 12:00 am

lol i agree
song is in standard tuning and starts in f and this idiot has the acoustic guitar playing Em hmmm why do these idiots tab stuff ????

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SamDking wrote on January 7 2005, 12:00 am

Sorry, I'm just the voice of reason here, I don't know if you're being sarcastic or whatever. But, the chords are relative to the capo. The open chords with capo on 1st fret change E -> F, G - > G#, D -> D# and A to A#. And it's actually a pretty accurate tab.

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