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Tabbed by: SilentWolf127
Band: Green Day
Song: Holiday
Album: American Idiot
Track Number: 3

This is Green Day's, political bashing song, it's very simple to play. When they recorded
song they used two amps at the same time and that's what gives the intro the high pitch
sound, because they were set for different tones, thus making it impossible to make it
sound right without hooking up two amps. You'll have to listen for the timing yourself.
Well have fun.

Tab Notation:
X - Muted String (Meant as a fill to allow power chord change)
/ - Slide Up (Slide fret hand up from lower notes to higher)
\ - Slide Down (Slide fret hand down from higher notes to lower)
~ - Let Ring (Let the notes ring [Hold the notes] for a second)
(8) - Ghost Note (Don't strum but don't let previous notes ring)

Tuning:Standard

Intro
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X---13-13-X---8-8-8-8--------|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---13-13-X---8-8-8-8--------| x4
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X---11-11-X---6-6-6-6--------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X-----------8-8-8-8----------|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X---8-8-8-8----------| x2
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X---6-6-X---6-6-6-6----------|
E|--------------------4-4-X--------------------|


1st Verse x2
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X-----------8-8-8-8---10-10-X---6-6-X-------------------------|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X---8-8-8-8---10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X--10-10-10-(10)--|
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X---6-6-X---6-6-6-6----8--8-X---4-4-X---6-6-X--10-10-10-(10)--|
E|--------------------4-4-X-------------------------------4-4-X---8--8--8--(8)--|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X-----------8-8-8-8-------------------------------------------|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X---8-8-8-8---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----| 
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X---6-6-X---6-6-6-6---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----|
E|--------------------4-4-X--------------8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-----|


Chorus (First Time) x2
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------6-6-6-6-------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|
D|---3-3-3-3---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---| 
A|---3-3-3-3---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
E|---1-1-1-1-------------4-4-4-4---------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------6-6-6-6-------------------------------------|
D|---3-3-3-3---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--| 
A|---3-3-3-3---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E|---1-1-1-1-------------4-4-4-4---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

Fill
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X---13-13-X---8-8-8-8--------|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---13-13-X---8-8-8-8--------| x2
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X---11-11-X---6-6-6-6--------|
E|---------------------------------------------|


2nd Verse x2
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X-----------8-8-8-8---10-10-X---6-6-X-------------------------|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X---8-8-8-8---10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X--10-10-10-(10)--|
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X---6-6-X---6-6-6-6----8--8-X---4-4-X---6-6-X--10-10-10-(10)--|
E|--------------------4-4-X-------------------------------4-4-X---8--8--8--(8)--|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X-----------8-8-8-8-------------------------------------------|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X---8-8-8-8---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----| 
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X---6-6-X---6-6-6-6---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----|
E|--------------------4-4-X--------------8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-----|


Chorus (Second Time) x2
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------6-6-6-6-------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|
D|--10\3-3-3-3---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---| 
A|--10\3-3-3-3---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
E|---8\1-1-1-1-------------4-4-4-4---------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------6-6-6-6-------------------------------------|
D|---3-3-3-3---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--| 
A|---3-3-3-3---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E|---1-1-1-1-------------4-4-4-4---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|


Pre Solo
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------6-------8---------------------------8------10-------|
D|--10\3-3-X---6-6-X---6---8---8--10--(10)\3-3-X---6-6-X---8--10--10--10---| x2 
A|--10\3-3-X---6-6-X---4---8---6--10--(10)\3-3-X---6-6-X---6--10---8--10---|
E|---8\1-1-X---4-4-X-------6-------8---(8)\1-1-X---4-4-X-------8-------8---|


Solo
e|---------------------------------8---8------------------------|
B|---6-6-6-8-9----------8-5------6---6---8---6-6-6-8-9----------|
G|-------------8-6-5~-------5~-------------------------8-6-5~---|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-13~---|
B|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Interlude

e|--------------------------|---------|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------|---------|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------|---------|-------------------------------6-------8----------------|
D|---Bass: Pre Solo Twice---|--10\3---|---Bass: Pre Solo Four Times---6---8---8--10~---8/10~---|
A|--------------------------|--10\3---|-------------------------------4---8---6--10~---8/10~---|
E|--------------------------|---8\1---|-----------------------------------6-------8~---6/-8~---|


Chorus (Third Time)
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------6-6-6-6-------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|
D|---3-3-3-3---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---| 
A|---3-3-3-3---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
E|---1-1-1-1-------------4-4-4-4---------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------6-6-6-6-------------------------------------|
D|---3-3-3-3---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--| 
A|---3-3-3-3---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E|---1-1-1-1-------------4-4-4-4---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------6-6-6-6-------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|
D|---3-3-3-3---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---| 
A|---3-3-3-3---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
E|---1-1-1-1-------------4-4-4-4---------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------6-6-6-6-------------------------------------|
D|---3-3-3-3---6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--| 
A|---3-3-3-3---4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E|---1-1-1-1-------------4-4-4-4---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

e|--------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---| 
A|---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|
E|---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|


Outro
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X-----------8-8-8-8---10-10-X---6-6-X-----------8-8-8-8---|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X---8-8-8-8---10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X---8-8-8-8---|
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X---6-6-X---6-6-6-6----8--8-X---4-4-X---6-6-X---6-6-6-6---|
E|--------------------4-4-X-------------------------------4-4-X-------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-X---6-6-X-----------8-8-8-8---10-10-X---6-6--------6-------8-------|
D|--10-10-X---6-6-X---6-6-X---8-8-8-8---10-10-X---6-6-10\6---6---8---8--3~---|
A|---8--8-X---4-4-X---6-6-X---6-6-6-6----8--8-X---4-4-10\6---4---8---6--3~---|
E|--------------------4-4-X----------------------------8\4-------6------1~---|
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continentalrock 10 Nov 24, 2004 07:00 PM

Looks like a good tab. Didn't try it yet, but he wrote down the whole song as it goes. Nice job!

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Gibsonguy64 45 Dec 10, 2004 07:00 PM

nice job!

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DanSumthing 221 Dec 22, 2004 07:00 PM

Where'd you get that stuff about the two different amps used in the intro? That sounds like B.S., cuz I can play it just like it sounds by adding a couple frets. I know that sounds weird, but sometimes Green Day uses more than just three frets at a time.

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