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Macy's Day Parade by Green Day

This is probably the most complete tab you'll find anywhere.
Like a lot of musicians, I'm really lazy, so I just tabbed out rhythm slashes.
Change rhythm where you see "Use Rhythm ..." whatever.
I think it's pretty straight forward, but that may be just me...
Have fun!
Tabbed by Aaron Prescott

Guitar 1 (Acoustic)                  - Standard Tuning
Guitar 2 (Acoustic)                  - Standard Tuning
Guitar 3 (Electric-Light Distortion) - Standard Tuning

Chords:
B       7998xx
G#m     4664xx
E5      022xxx
F#5     244xxx
D#5/A#  668xxx
G#5     466xxx
E       xx6454

Rhythm 1
 |  |---|---|---|   |---|---|---| |
4|  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | |
4|  |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | |
 | /   /   x   /   /   /   x   /  |

Rhythm 2
 |  |       |       |       |     |  |       |       |       |     |
4|  |       |       |       |     |  |       |       |       |     |
4|  |       |       |       |     |  |       |       |       |     |
 | /       /       /       /      | /       /       /       /      |
    >       >       >       >        >       >       >       >

INTRO
Use Rhythm 1
 B (2 bars)

VERSE 1
 B
    Today's a Macy's Day Parade
     G#m
 The night of the living dead is on its way
 E5                       F#5       B
    With the credit report for duty call

(Drums Enter)
 B
    It's a lifetime guarantee
 G#m
 Stuffed in a coffin 10% more free
 E5               F#5             B
    Red light special at the mausoleum

PRECHORUS
 E5
    Give me something that I need
 F#5                           E5
    Satisfaction guaranteed to you
 
 What's the consolation prize?
 F#5                        B
    Economy sized dreams of hope

VERSE 2
 B
    When I was a kid I thought
   G#m
 I wanted all the things that I haven't got
 E5              F#5              B
    Oh, but I learned the hardest way

 B
    Then I realized what it took 
    G#m
 To tell the difference between thieves and crooks
 E5            F#5               B
    When all along it was me and you

PRECHORUS
 Gtr. 2 - Behind Prechorus
|-------7---------|---------7------|-------9---------|---------9------|
|---7-------7-----|-----7----------|---11--11--11----|-----11--11-----|
|-4-------------4-|[4]-------------|-11------------11|[11]------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
  let ring - - - - - - - - - - - - | let ring - - - - - - - - - - - - |

Gtr. 1
 E5
    Give me something that I need
 F#5                        
    Satisfaction guaranteed cause I'm

CHORUS
(Use Rhythm 2) 
 B5               D#5/A#    G#5  
 Thinking 'bout a brand new hope
                    (Use Rhythm 1)
     F#5            E5 
 The one I've never known
              F#5                  B
 'cause now I know it's all that I wanted

 Gtr. 2
|------7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|
|------7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|
|------8-------8---|[8]--8-------8---|
|------------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|

INTERLUDE
     Gtr. 3
|-E||-[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|
| B||-[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|
| G||o[8]--8-------8---|[8]--8-------8---|[8]--8-------8---|[8]--8-------8---|
| D||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| A||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| E||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|  ||                  |                 |                 |                 |
|  ||Gtr. 1            |                 |                 |                 |
| E||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| B||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
| G||o-8-8-x-8-8-8-x-8-|-8-8-x-8-8-8-x-8-|-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-4-|-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-4-|
| D||o-9-9-x-9-9-9-x-9-|-9-9-x-9-9-9-x-9-|-6-6-x-6-6-6-x-6-|-6-6-x-6-6-6-x-6-|
| A||--9-9-x-9-9-9-x-9-|-9-9-x-9-9-9-x-9-|-6-6-x-6-6-6-x-6-|-6-6-x-6-6-6-x-6-|
|-E||--7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-|-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-|-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-4-|-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-4-|

                                                                       *
|-E|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7----||
| B|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7----||
| G|[8]--8-------8---|[8]--8-------8---|[8]--8-------8---|[8]--8-------8---o||
| D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
| A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
| E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|  |                 |                 |                 |                  ||
| E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
| B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
| G|-----------------|-----------------|-8-8-x-8-8-8-x-8-|-8-8-x-8-8-8-x-8-o||
| D|-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2-|-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-4-|-9-9-x-9-9-9-x-9-|-9-9-x-9-9-9-x-9-o||
| A|-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2-|-4-4-x-4-4-4-x-4-|-9-9-x-9-9-9-x-9-|-9-9-x-9-9-9-x-9--||
|-E|-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-0-|-2-2-x-2-2-2-x-2-|-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-|-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7--||

*Omit 2nd time through

PRECHORUS
 E5
    What's the consolation prize?
 F#5                        E5
    Economy sized dreams of hope

    Give me something that I need
 F#5                          
    Satisfaction guaranteed cause I'm

FINAL CHORUS
 Gtr. 3
||-[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7----||
||-[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7---|[7]--7-------7----||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
                                  (Repeat behind Final Chorus until the end)
 Gtr. 1
(Use Rhythm 2) 
 B5               D#5/A#    G#5  
 Thinking 'bout a brand new hope
                    (Use Rhythm 1)
     F#5            E5 
 The one I've never known
              F#5 
 And where it goes
(Use Rhythm 2)
         B5                 D#5/A# G#5
 And I'm thinking 'bout the only   road
                    (Use Rhythm 1)
     F#5            E5 
 The one I've never known
              F#5 
 And where it goes cause I'm

(Use Rhythm 2) 
 B5               D#5/A#    G#5  
 Thinking 'bout a brand new hope
                          (Use Rhythm 1)
Gtr. 2                    E
Gtr. 1     F#5            E5 
       The one I've never known
                                         (Gtr. 3 out)
Gtr. 1        F#5                  B
 'Cause now I know it's all that I wanted

CODA
  Gtr. 1
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
G|-8-8-x-8-8-8-x-8-|-8-8-x-8-8-8-8---|-8---------------||
D|-9-9-x-9-9-9-x-9-|-9-9-x-9-9-9-9---|-9---------------||
A|-9-9-x-9-9-9-x-9-|-9-9-x-9-9-9-9---|-9---------------||
E|-7-7-x-7-7-7-x-7-|-7-7-x-7-7-7-7---|-7---------------||

            
            
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M&M5192 10 May 09, 2005 08:00 PM

well you know just because it's the most written out as you say (which I don't agree with) quality is better than quantity.

think about that...

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ChemicEmotions 10 Jun 18, 2006 12:50 PM

Actually, I think this tab is the most accurate I've seen on here. Good job.

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