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                             Good Riddance (time of your life) - Green Day
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By: "The Gun"

    I wrote this tab out for myself a very long time ago, its pretty close in my
opinion
    After getting tabs off this site for awhile i realized that, every other
Good Riddance tab is off by alot. So for that reason i decided ill post my tab
online.
    This tab may look complicated, but its the best one out there (so far)
    It's my first online tab so give me some suggestions to make it easier
to understand if i write future tabs.



Chords Used: (in the order played)

    I dont know what all the chords are called but i did 
my best to figure it out. If you know what they are,
post it in the comments.
     
     G5   Csus D5   Em   C    D
e|------------------0----0----0---|
B|---3----3----3----0----1----3---|
G|---0----0----2----0----0----2---|
D|---0----0----0----2----2----0---|
A|---x----3---------2----3--------|
E|---3--------------0-------------|


Just a little extra note:
    If your obsessed with this song and want to know the timing, I
wrote it out with every - being a 16th note.
    For all you mathamaticians out there, that means that every
-- is the same as an 8th note.

-   16th
--  8th
----4th
 | separates each measure

(duh)


But now for everyone who is pissing their pants to play this:

Here goes...


(Fuck 'em):

e|-----------|-----------|
B|-----------|-----------|
G|------0----|------0----|
D|--------0--|--------0--|
A|-----------|-----------|
E|--3-3------|--3-3------|


Intro:
(2x)
  G5                                Csus             D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----------0---0-|----------0---0-|----------0---0-|2---2-----2---0-|
D|0---0-------0---|0---0-------0---|------------0---|0---0-------0---|
A|x---x-----------|x---x-----------|3---3-----------|----------------|
E|3---3-----------|3---3-----------|----------------|----------------|


1st Verse:
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist directs you where to go

(2x)
  G5                                Csus             D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----------0---0-|----------0---0-|----------0---0-|2---2-----2---0-|
D|0---0-------0---|0---0-------0---|------------0---|0---0-------0---|
A|x---x-----------|x---x-----------|3---3-----------|----------------|
E|3---3-----------|3---3-----------|----------------|----------------|


So make the best of this test and dont ask why
Its not a question but a lesson learned in time
(2x)
  Em               D5               C                G5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|------0---------|------0---------|------1---------|------3---------|
G|----------0-----|2---------2---0-|----------0---0-|----------0---0-|
D|2-----------0---|0-----------0---|2-----------2---|0-----------0---|
A|2---------------|----------------|3---------------|x---------------|
E|0---------------|----------------|----------------|3---------------|


Its something unpredictable, but in the end its right

  Em               G5               Em               G5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|------0---------|------3---------|------0---------|------3---------|
G|----------0-----|----------0---0-|----------0-----|----------0---0-|
D|2-----------0---|0-----------0---|2-----------0---|0-----------0---|
A|2---------------|x---------------|2---------------|x---------------|
E|0---------------|3---------------|0---------------|3---------------|


I hope you have the time of your...(the strumming begins on "life")

  Em               D5
e|----------------|----------------|
B|------0---------|------3-------3-|
G|----------0-----|2---2-----2-----|
D|2-----------0---|0---0-------0---|
A|2---------------|----------------|
E|0---------------|----------------|



Strumming part about 0:42

Billie Joe doesn't play with the same timing when he is singing.
The timing on the chords below is what he does the first time he plays each part.
If you don't want to bother with the timing and make it up yourself,
here are the chord patterns in short.

"Life..."
(2x)
G5, G5, Csus, D5

2nd verse:
(2x)
G5, G5, Csus, D5

(2x)
Em, D5, C, G5

Em, G5, Em, G5

Em, D


Below this is the rest of the song written out, continuing from the
tabs at the top.


"life..."
(2x)
  G5                                Csus          D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3-----3-3---|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3---3-3-3-3-|
G|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0-----0-0---|0---0-----0-0-2-|--2-2---2-2-2-2-|
D|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0-----0-0---|x---x-----x-x-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
A|x---x-----x-x-x-|--x-x-----x-x---|3---3-----3-3---|----------------|
E|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3-----3-3---|----------------|----------------|

2nd Verse:
So take the photographs and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time

(2x)
  G5                                Csus          D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3-----3-3---|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3---3-3-3-3-|
G|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0-----0-0---|0---0-----0-0-2-|--2-2---2-2-2-2-|
D|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0-----0-0---|x---x-----x-x-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
A|x---x-----x-x-x-|--x-x-----x-x---|3---3-----3-3---|----------------|
E|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3-----3-3---|----------------|----------------|


Tattoos and memories and dead skin on trial
For what its worth, its was worth all the while
(2x)
  Em            D5                  Csus          G5
e|0---0-----0-0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0---0-----0-0-3-|--3-3-3---3-3-3-|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3-3---3-3-3-|
G|0---0-----0-0-2-|--2-2-2---2-2-2-|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0-0---0-0-0-|
D|2---2-----2-2-0-|--0-0-0---0-0-0-|x---x-----x-x-0-|--0-0-0---0-0-0-|
A|2---2-----2-2---|----------------|3---3-----3-3-x-|--x-x-x---x-x-x-|
E|0---0-----0-0---|----------------|--------------3-|--3-3-3---3-3-3-|


Its something unpredictable, but in the end its right

  Em            G5                  Em            G5
e|0---0-0---0-0---|----------------|0---0-----0-0---|----------------|
B|0---0-0---0-0-3-|--3---3---------|0---0-----0-0-3-|--3-3---3-3-3-3-|
G|0---0-0---0-0-0-|--0---0---------|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
D|2---2-2---2-2-0-|--0---0---------|2---2-----2-2-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
A|2---2-2---2-2-x-|--x---x---------|2---2-----2-2-x-|--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
E|0---0-0---0-0-3-|--3---3---------|0---0-----0-0-3-|--3-3---3-3-3-3-|

I hope you have the time of your...

  Em               D
e|0---0---0---0-2-|--2-2-2---2-2-2-|
B|0---0---0---0-3-|--3-3-3---3-3-3-|
G|0---0---0---0-2-|--2-2-2---2-2-2-|
D|2---2---2---2-0-|--0-0-0---0-0-0-|
A|2---2---2---2---|----------------|
E|0---0---0---0---|----------------|


life...
(The part where the cello comes in at about 1:20)
(in case you didnt notice these are the same chords as before)
(4x)
  G5                                Csus          D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3-----3-3---|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3---3-3-3-3-|
G|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0-----0-0---|0---0-----0-0-2-|--2-2---2-2-2-2-|
D|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0-----0-0---|x---x-----x-x-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
A|x---x-----x-x-x-|--x-x-----x-x---|3---3-----3-3---|----------------|
E|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3-----3-3---|----------------|----------------|


(2x)
  Em            D5                  Csus          G5
e|0---0-----0-0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|0---0-----0-0-3-|--3-3-3---3-3-3-|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3-3---3-3-3-|
G|0---0-----0-0-2-|--2-2-2---2-2-2-|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0-0---0-0-0-|
D|2---2-----2-2-0-|--0-0-0---0-0-0-|x---x-----x-x-0-|--0-0-0---0-0-0-|
A|2---2-----2-2---|----------------|3---3-----3-3-x-|--x-x-x---x-x-x-|
E|0---0-----0-0---|----------------|--------------3-|--3-3-3---3-3-3-|


Its something unpredictable, but in the end its right

  Em            G5                  Em            G5
e|0---0-0---0-0---|----------------|0---0-----0-0---|----------------|
B|0---0-0---0-0-3-|--3---3---------|0---0-----0-0-3-|--3-3---3-3-3-3-|
G|0---0-0---0-0-0-|--0---0---------|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
D|2---2-2---2-2-0-|--0---0---------|2---2-----2-2-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
A|2---2-2---2-2-x-|--x---x---------|2---2-----2-2-x-|--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
E|0---0-0---0-0-3-|--3---3---------|0---0-----0-0-3-|--3-3---3-3-3-3-|


I hope you have the time of your

  Em            D
e|0---0---0---0-2-|--2-2-2---2-2-2-|
B|0---0---0---0-3-|--3-3-3---3-3-3-|
G|0---0---0---0-2-|--2-2-2---2-2-2-|
D|2---2---2---2-0-|--0-0-0---0-0-0-|
A|2---2---2---2---|----------------|
E|0---0---0---0---|----------------|


life...
(2x)
  G5                                Csus          D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3-----3-3---|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3---3-3-3-3-|
G|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0-----0-0---|0---0-----0-0-2-|--2-2---2-2-2-2-|
D|0---0-----0-0-0-|--0-0-----0-0---|x---x-----x-x-0-|--0-0---0-0-0-0-|
A|x---x-----x-x-x-|--x-x-----x-x---|3---3-----3-3---|----------------|
E|3---3-----3-3-3-|--3-3-----3-3---|----------------|----------------|



Outro:
Its something unpredictable, but in the end its right

  Em               G5               Em               G5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|------0---------|------3---------|------0---------|------3---------|
G|----------0-----|----------0---0-|----------0-----|----------0---0-|
D|2-----------0---|0-----------0---|2-----------0---|0-----------0---|
A|2---------------|x---------------|2---------------|x---------------|
E|0---------------|3---------------|0---------------|3---------------|


I hope you have the time of your life...

  Em               D5
e|----------------|----------------|
B|------0---------|------3---------|
G|----------0-----|2---2-----2---0-|
D|2-----------0---|0---0-------0---|
A|2---------------|----------------|
E|0---------------|----------------|


  G5                                Csus             D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----------0---0-|--------------0-|----------0---0-|2---2-----2---0-|
D|0---0-------0---|0---0-------0---|------------0---|0---0-------0---|
A|x---x-----------|x---x-----------|3---3-----------|----------------|
E|3---3-----------|3---3-----------|----------------|----------------|


  G5                                Csus             D5
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|------3-------3-|------3---------|------3---------|------3---------|
G|----------0-----|----------0---0-|----------0---0-|2---2-----2---0-|
D|0---0-------0---|0---0-------0---|------------0---|0---0-------0---|
A|x---x-----------|x---x-----------|3---3-----------|----------------|
E|3---3-----------|3---3-----------|----------------|----------------|


  G5
e|----------------|
B|3---------------|
G|0---------------| The
D|0---------------| End
A|x---------------|
E|3---------------|


That's it. Or what I think it is. If you dont like it, screw you, because its
the best tab ur gonna find unless you personally ask billie joe to tab it out 
for you. Shout outs to the booze, fagner, and mike d (backup kazoo)

Good Luck and Good Riddance...
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GreenDaysGuitar wrote on April 23 2002, 12:00 am

green day is fricken awesome

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greenday4828 wrote on April 29 2002, 12:00 am

i need some beer

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greenday4828 wrote on April 29 2002, 12:00 am

oh yeah, great tab

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