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Band:Green Day
Song:American Idiot (Live)
Guitar/Vocals:Billie Joe
Tabber:Richard Hurtado (greenrick41)


(clean) (0:00-0:02)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
distorted              .

(distorted) (0:02-0:05)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:05-0:07)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:07-0:10)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:13-0:16)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
(0:10-0:13) Dont want to be an american idiot.

(distorted) (0:17-0:20)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
(0:16-0:17) Dont want a nation under the new media.

(distorted) (0:23-0:26)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
(0:21-0:23) And can you hear the sound of hysteria?

(distorted) (0:28-0:31)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
(0:26-0:28) The subliminal mindfuck america.

(distorted) (0:31-0:49)
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-66666666------------88888888------------66666666------------88888888---||
D|-66666666--66666666--88888888--66666666--66666666--66666666--88888888---||
A|-44444444--66666666--66666666--66666666--44444444--66666666--66666666---||
E|-----------44444444------------44444444------------44444444-------------||
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.

(0:49-0:51) Drums

(distorted) (0:51-0:54)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:54-0:56)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (0:59-1:02)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
(0:57-0:59) Well maybe I'm the faggot america.

(distorted) (1:04-1:07)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
(1:02-1:04) I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.

(distorted) (1:09-1:12)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
(1:07-1:09) Now everybody do the propaganda.

(distorted) (1:15-1:17)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||(says the lyrics then plays the guitar part)
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
(1:12-1:14) And sing along in the age of paranoia.

(distorted) (1:18-1:35)
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-66666666------------88888888------------66666666------------88888888---||
D|-66666666--66666666--88888888--66666666--66666666--66666666--88888888---||
A|-44444444--66666666--66666666--66666666--44444444--66666666--66666666---||
E|-----------44444444------------44444444------------44444444-------------||
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.

(1:35-1:38) Drums

(distorted) (1:38-1:40)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (1:40-1:43)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (1:43-1:45)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (1:45-1:48)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||


SOLO (distorted) (1:48-1:58)
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------------888-101010-121212-13/15/13-||
D|---------------------------888-10-11-10-8-6-----------------------------||
A|-888888-6-4--6666--8-6-4-3----------------------------------------------||
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------||

(1:58-2:07)
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------------------------------||
G|----------------------------------------------8/13~-------------||
D|----------------------------888-10-11-10-8-6--------------------||
A|-888888-6-4--6666--8-6-4-3--------------------------------------||
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||

(2:07-2:10)
E|------------------------||
B|------------------------||
G|-13----13----13----14---||
D|----13----13----13----13||
A|------------------------||
E|------------------------||

(2:10-2:13)
E|------------------------||
B|------------------------||
G|-13----13----13----14---||
D|----13----13----13----13||
A|------------------------||
E|------------------------||

(2:13-2:16)
E|------------------------||
B|------------------------||
G|-13----13----13----14---||
D|----13----13----13----13||
A|------------------------||
E|------------------------||

(2:16-2:19)
E|------------------------||
B|------------------------||
G|-13----13----13----14---||
D|----13----13----13----13||
A|------------------------||
E|------------------------||

(2:19-2:22)
E|------------------------||
B|------------------------||
G|-13----13----13----14---||
D|----13----13----13----13||
A|------------------------||
E|------------------------||

(2:22-2:25)
E|------------------------||
B|------------------------||
G|-13----13----13----14---||
D|----13----13----13----13||
A|------------------------||
E|------------------------||

(clean) (2:25-2:28)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
distorted              .

(clean) (2:28-2:31)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
distorted              .

(clean) (2:31-2:34)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
distorted              .

(clean) (2:34-2:37)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
distorted              .

(clean) (2:37-2:40)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
distorted              .
Dont want to be an american idiot.


(clean) (2:40-2:43)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
distorted              .
One nation controlled by the media.


(clean) (2:43-2:46)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
distorted              .
Information age of hysteria.

(no guitar) (2:46-2:48) It's going out to idiot america.

(distorted) (2:48-3:03)
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|-66666666------------88888888------------66666666------------88888888---||
D|-66666666--66666666--88888888--66666666--66666666--66666666--88888888---||
A|-44444444--66666666--66666666--66666666--44444444--66666666--66666666---||
E|-----------44444444------------44444444------------44444444-------------||
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.


(clean) (3:03-3:06)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||
distorted              .

(distorted) (3:06-3:09)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (3:09-3:12)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||

(distorted) (3:12-3:15)
E|----------------------------||
B|----------------------------||
G|------666------6------------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--4------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--4------||
E|-444-------22-----4--2------||


Outro (clean) (3:15-3:18)
E|---------------------------||
B|---------------------------||
G|------666------6-----------||
D|-666--666--44--6--6--------||
A|-666--444--44--4--6--------||
E|-444-------22-----4--------||
distorted    ..  .  .

            
            
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Blinkrules828 330 Sep 07, 2004 08:00 PM

what's the difference between this version and the cd version?

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2020vision 2,010 Sep 07, 2004 08:00 PM

both of them have wheels

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eoiniscool 10 Feb 19, 2005 07:00 PM

Good tab but u didnt have to write out the same thing for evry 4 seconds...Its exactly the same most of the time anyway.

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