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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:55:19 -0600
From: tweber@aomke.com
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: Resubmit of 'Hitchin' a Ride' by Green Day

Group Name:  Green Day
Song Name:  'Hitchin' A Ride'                                          
Album Name:  Nimrod
Tabbed By:  Todd M. Weber (tweber@aomke.com)


Note:  Tune Down 1/2 Step to Match CD (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

Here are the chords that you'll need for the song.  I'm not
positive about the chord names, but the finger positions
are right.

C5  Dm5	 A5 G#5	Gbm9  F  Dsus4  C5  Dm5  A5  G#5  Eb  D
X    X	 X   X	 X    X    X    X    X   X    X   X   X
X    X 	 X   X	 X    X    X    X    X   X    X   X   X
X    X	 X   X 	 X    10   12   X    X   X    X   8   7
10   8	 7   6	 4    10   12   10   8   7    6   8   7
10   8	 7   6	 4    8    10   10   8   7    6   6   5
8    6	 5   4	 4    8    10   8    6   5    4   6   5


INTRO (And main riff of song, played with heavy palm muting)

(Violin intro)
C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5
C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5

VERSE 1

 C5  Dm5     A5       G#5-Gbm9-G#5
Hey mister where you headed?
C5      Dm5   A5     G#5-Gbm9-G#5
Are you in a hurry?
C5       Dm5       A5   G#5-Gbm9-G#5
I need a lift to happy hour
C5  Dm5   A5   G#5-Gbm9-G#5
Say oh no!
C5      Dm5         A5       G#5-Gbm9-G#5
Do you break for distilled spirits?
C5      Dm5         A5       G#5-Gbm9-G#5
I need a brake as well
C5  Dm5          A5      G#5-Gbm9-G#5
The well that inebriates the guilt
C5  Dm5     A5       G#5
1   2.      1    2    3   4

C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5
C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5
C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5
C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  

VERSE 2

C5     Dm5      A5     G#5-Gbm9-G#5
Cold turkey's getting stale
C5      Dm5   A5    G#5-Gbm9-G#5
Tonight I'm eating crow
C5      Dm5   A5   G#5-Gbm9-G#5
Fermented salmonella
C5     Dm5  A5     G#5-Gbm9-G#5
Poison oak, no!

BRIDGE
 
C5          Dm5      A5              G#5-Gbm9-G#5
There's a drought at the fountain of youth
C5    Dm5   A5        G#5-Gbm9-G#5
And now I'm dehydrated
C5        Dm5   A5       G#5-Gbm9-G#5
My tonuge is swelling up I say
C5  Dm5     A5       G#5
1   2.      1    2    3   4

C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5
C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5
C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5
C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5

CHORUS

F        Dsus4      C5      Dm5   A5   G#5
Troubled times you know I cannot lie
F                          Dsus4
I'm off the wagon and I'm hitchin' a ride

C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5
C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5  G#5-Gbm9-G#5

BRIDGE

C5          Dm5      A5              G#5-Gbm9-G#5
There's a drought at the fountain of youth
C5    Dm5   A5        G#5-Gbm9-G#5
And now I'm dehydrated
C5        Dm5   A5       G#5-Gbm9-G#5
My tonuge is swelling up I say........................Shit!
(Palm Muting-Violin for guitar): Gb: 5555555555555555 (Into solo)

SOLO(Play 'ENDING' part (see bleow) for rhythm under solo)

Eb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb: 55555555/88888888/55555555---------55555555/88888888/
Db: --------------------------6666/5555----------------------------------
Ab:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Eb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb: 10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10 (start bending whole step)
Db:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Eb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb:-10-8----8-10-8----8-10-8----8----8----8--------------------------- 
Db:------10--------10--------10---10---10---10-8-----------------------
Eb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------  


Eb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb:----8-10-8----8-10-8-10-10-10-10-10-10(bend whole step)
Db:-10--------10----------------------------------------------------------
Eb:-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab:-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eb:-------------------------------------------------------------------------  

CHORUS

F        Dsus4      C5      Dm5   A5   G#5
Troubled times you know I cannot lie
F                          Dsus4
I'm off the wagon and I'm hitchin' a ride

ENDING

C5    F      Eb   D
Hitchin' a ride
(Play this part 7 times)

C5-C5  Dm5-Dm5  A5-A5 (End with this)

That's the whole song.  If you have any questions or comments,
please feel free to e-mail me at (tweber@aomke.com). 








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