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Author
Band:Green Day
Song:American Idiot
Album:American Idiot
Guitar/Vocals:Billie Joe
Richard Hurtado

(Note:The times are only for the guitar parts
not the lyrics)


[Intro]

(clean) (0:00-0:02)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|


(distorted) (0:02-0:05)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|


(distorted) (0:05-0:07)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|


(distorted) (0:07-0:10)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|


[Verse]

(distorted) (0:13-0:16)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
Dont want to be an american idiot.


(distorted) (0:17-0:20)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
Dont want a nation under the new media.


(distorted) (0:23-0:26)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?


(distorted) (0:28-0:31)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
The subliminal mindfuck america.


[Chorus]

(distorted) (0:31-0:49)

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--------------------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
E|-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6|
E|-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------|

Welcome to a new kind of tension.All across the alien nation.Everything isnt meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tommorow.We're not the ones who're meant to follow.For thats enough to argue.


[Instrumental]

(distorted) (0:51-0:54)

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------6-6-6--------6------------|
D|-6-6-6--6-6-6--4-4---6--6--4------|
A|-6-6-6--4-4-4--4-4---4--6--4------|
E|-4-4-4---------2-2------4--2------|


(distorted) (0:54-0:56)

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------6-6-6--------6------------|
D|-6-6-6--6-6-6--4-4---6--6--4------|
A|-6-6-6--4-4-4--4-4---4--6--4------|
E|-4-4-4---------2-2------4--2------|


[Verse]

(distorted) (0:59-1:02)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
Well maybe I'm the faggot america.


(distorted) (1:04-1:07)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.


(distorted) (1:09-1:12)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
Now everybody do the propaganda.


(distorted) (1:15-1:17)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
And sing along in the age of paranoia.


[Chorus]

(distorted) (1:18-1:35)

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--------------------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
E|-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6|
E|-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------|
Welcome to a new kind of tension.All across the alien nation.Everything isnt meant to be okay. 
Television dreams of tommorow.We're not the ones who're meant to follow.For thats enough to argue.


[Instrumental]

(distorted) (1:38-1:40)

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------6-6-6--------6------------|
D|-6-6-6--6-6-6--4-4---6--6--4------|
A|-6-6-6--4-4-4--4-4---4--6--4------|
E|-4-4-4---------2-2------4--2------|


(distorted) (1:40-1:43)

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------6-6-6--------6------------|
D|-6-6-6--6-6-6--4-4---6--6--4------|
A|-6-6-6--4-4-4--4-4---4--6--4------|
E|-4-4-4---------2-2------4--2------|


(distorted) (1:43-1:45)

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------6-6-6--------6------------|
D|-6-6-6--6-6-6--4-4---6--6--4------|
A|-6-6-6--4-4-4--4-4---4--6--4------|
E|-4-4-4---------2-2------4--2------|


(distorted) (1:45-1:48)

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|--------6-6-6--------6------------|
D|-6-6-6--6-6-6--4-4---6--6--4------|
A|-6-6-6--4-4-4--4-4---4--6--4------|
E|-4-4-4---------2-2------4--2------|


[Solo]

(distorted) (1:48-1:58)

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------------------------8-8-8--10-10-10--12-12-12--13/15/13-||
D|------------------------------------8-8-8--10-11-10-8-6--------------------------------------||
A|-8-8-8-8-8-8--6-4--6-6-6-6--8-6-4-3----------------------------------------------------------||
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||

(1:58-2:07)
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-----------------------------------------------------------8/13~-------------||
D|--------------------------------------8-8-8--10-11-10-8-6--------------------||
A|-8-8-8-8-8-8--6-4--6-6-6-6---8-6-4-3-----------------------------------------||
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------||


[Instrumental]

(clean) (2:07-2:09)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|

(clean) (2:09-2:11)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|


[Verse]

(clean) (2:11-2:14)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
Dont want to be an american idiot.


(clean) (2:14-2:16)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
One nation controlled by the media.


(clean) (2:16-2:19)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|
Information age of hysteria.

(no guitar) It's going out to idiot america.


[Chorus]

(distorted) (2:22-2:39)

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--------------------|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
E|-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8|
D|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6|
E|-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------
Welcome to a new kind of tension.All across the alien nation.Everything isnt meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tommorrow.We're not the ones who're meant to follow.For thats enough to argue.


[Instrumental]

(clean) (2:39-2:42)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|


(distorted) (2:42-2:45)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|


(distorted) (2:45-2:47)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|


(distorted) (2:47-2:50)

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|---------6-6-6---------6--------------|
D|-6-6-6---6-6-6---4-4---6---6---4------|
A|-6-6-6---4-4-4---4-4---4---6---4------|
E|-4-4-4-----------2-2-------4---2------|


[Outro]

(clean) (2:50-2:52)

E|----------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------||
G|--------6-6-6---------6-----------||
D|-6-6-6--6-6-6---4-4---6--6--------||
A|-6-6-6--4-4-4---4-4---4--6--------||
E|-4-4-4----------2-2------4--------||
                  . .   .  .



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| ~  Vibrato

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LastRockShow 191 Sep 04, 2004 08:00 PM

Ok, I must say this is absolutely one of (if not the most) the most thorough tab I have ever seen. Very good job, awesome stuff, and make more =)

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gr33n_dayw49 350 Oct 20, 2004 08:00 PM

Solo's wrong

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!_ToToy_! 40 Nov 19, 2004 07:00 PM

SOLOS WRONG BIATCH

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