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American Idiot Bass Tab

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As found on 'Kerrang Does Green Day's American Idiot'

The reason the ratings are so low is because some people don't seem to understand this version is one
semitone higher than the original American Idiot that we all know. THIS TAB WILL NOT WORK FOR THE ORGINAL.

  Intro 0:13
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------5---5---------5-----------------5---5---------5-----------|
E|-\-5-5-----------3---3-----5-5-3---5-5-----------3---3-----5-5-3---|
   + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------5---5---------5-----------------5---5---------5-----------|
E|-5-5-----------3---3-----5-5-3---5-5-----------3---3-----5-5-3---|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

  Verse 0:24
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|o-----------------------------------------------------------------o|
A|o---------------------------------------5---5---------5-----------o|
E|--------------------------------\-5-5-----------3---3-----5-5-3----|x4
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

  Chorus 0:44
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-5---0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-----------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-5---0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0---------------------------------\-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

  Intro 1:04
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------5---5---------5-----------------5---5---------5-----------|
E|-5-5-----------3---3-----5-5-3---5-5-----------3---3-----5-5-3---|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

  Verse 1:09
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|o-----------------------------------------------------------------o|
A|o---------------------------------------5---5---------5-----------o|
E|--------------------------------\-5-5-----------3---3-----5-5-3----|x3
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------5---5---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-------------------------------\-5-5-----------------------------|x1
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

  Chorus 1:29
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------4---------------------------------------2-------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7---5---7---0-0-0---0-0-0-5---2-4-------4---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-----------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------4-----------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----7---5-5-7---0-0-0---0-0-0-4---5---7---5---4-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0---------------------------------\-|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

  Bridge 1:49                        Interlude (Micro Bass Solo!)
G|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----5/7-------5----------------|
A|-------5---5---------5-----------|-0---------5-7-----7---5-4------|
E|-5-5-----------3---3-----5-5-3---|--------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

                                    Drum Solo
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-------5---5---------5-----------|---------------------------------|
E|-5-5-----------3---3-----5-5-3---|---------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

  1:59
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-------5---5---------5-------|
E|-5-5-----------3---3-----5-3-|

  Guitar Solo 2:02
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-5---0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-----------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-5---0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0--(0)(0)(0)|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + Triplet

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0---|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Rest

  Chorus 2:34
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------4-----------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---7-------7--5--0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-----------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------4-----------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---7-------7--5--0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0---|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

  Outro
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------5---5---------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------3-------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------5---5---------------------------5-5-5---------|
E|-5-----4-----3-----------5-------5-----4-----3-----------5-------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Tabbed By Jack Mills
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jake&mia 10 May 03, 2016 02:12 AM

It was my kids favourite song they are 10 and 8

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