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Paper Lanterns Tab

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PAPER LANTERNS
GREEN DAY
1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours

Lyrics by BILLIE JOE
Music by GREEN DAY

All gts. tune down 1 whole step:
D G C F A d (low to high)

Fast Rock = 165 bpm.

 Intro:     Main Riff                Play 4 times
|---------||------------------|------------------||
|---------||------------------|------------------||
|---------||o-------2-2-/-9-9-|---9-9-----------o||
|---------||o-9-----2-2-/-9-9-|---9-9-9-9---9---o||
|---------||--9-----0-0-/-7-7-|---7-7-9-9---9-0--||
|-(6)/7---||--7---0-----------|-0-----7-7---7-0--||
  fdbk.     Gtr. 2 enters 3rd time.

  Verses 1 & 2:
||------------------|-----------------|-----0---0-0-0---|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|-----0---0-0-0---|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----1---1-1-1---|-----------------|
||o-9---9---9-9-9-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4---|-2---2---2-2-2-9-|---9-9---9-9-9---|
||--9---9---9-9-9-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4---|-2---2---2-2-2-9-|---9-9---9-9-9-0-|
||--7---7---7-7-7-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|-0---0---0-0-0-7-|---7-7---7-7-7---|
  


|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|---------------2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-9-9-9---9-9-9---|-----------------o||
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-9-9-9---9-9-9-9-|---9-9-9-9-9-9---o||
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-7-7-7---7-7-7-9-|---9-9-9-9-9-9-0--||
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|-----------------|---------------7-|---7-7-7-7-7-7----||


 Chorus:
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-4---4-----4---4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-2---2---2-2-2-4-|---4-4---4-4-4-4-|-4---4-----4---4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-2---2---2-2-2-4-|---4-4---4-4-4-4-|-2---2---0-2---2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-0---0---0-0-0-2-|---2-2---2-2-2-2-|-----------------|-----------------|



|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-4---4-4-4-4-4---|-----------------|
|-2---2---2-2-2-4-|---4-4---4-4-4-4-|-4---4-4-4-4-4-66|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-77|
|-2---2---2-2-2-4-|---4-4---4-4-4-4-|-2---2-2-2-2-2-66|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-77|
|-0---0---0-0-0-2-|---2-2---2-2-2-2-|---------------44|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-55|



|-----------------|---|
|-----------------|---|
|-----------------|---|
|-7---7-7-7-7-7-xx|-2-|
|-7---7-7-7-7-7-xx|-2-|
|-5---5-5-5-5-5-xx|-0-|

Play Main Riff 2 times.
Play the above Verse & Chorus the same.
Play Main Riff 4 times.

 Guitar Solo (backed by Main Riff 4 times):
|-----------------|-----------7-----|-----------------|--------------10---|
|-----------------|---------7-------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-7---7---------7-|-----7-9-----9-x-|---9-----7---x-97|---7--7-979------79|
|-------7-9-------|---x-------------|-----------------|-9--9--------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
  vib . . vib             1b            1br   vib   p   . ..     1b     h


|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7---------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-9-9---9-9-7-9-7-|-97--7-7-97--7---|----------9-------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---9-------9---9-|-8-7------------x\|-x\\\x\\\x\\\x\\\|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----10---------x\|-x\\\x\\\x\\\x\\\|
        . . . . .   p       p             vib  vib   steady gliss pick sl.

Play Chorus.
Play Main Riff 3 times.

 Outro:
|-----------------|-----------------|-----|
|-----------------|-x---x-----------|-----|
|-----2-2-2---9-9-|-x-9-x-----------|-----|
|-9---2-2-2---9-9-|-x-9-x-9---------|-9\\\|
|-9---0-0-0---7-7-|-x-7-x-9---------|-9\\\|
|-7---------------|-------7---------|-7\\\|
                          vib


Key/Legend:
	fdbk.	Feedback
	vib	Vibrato
	.	Palm Mute

	p	Pull-Off
	h	Hammer-On

	1b	Full Bend -or- Bend 1 Full Step Up
	1br	Full Bend and Release -or- Bend and Release 1 Full Step Up



Tabbed by Matt McGrath 
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offspring_punk wrote on January 12 2005, 12:00 am

pretty good tab...only one smart enough to realize it was in D tuning haha.

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Sammoo wrote on November 21 2007, 03:53 pm

is this from the book? it looks all professional and green day like

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iCoffee wrote on April 5 2008, 09:28 pm

Awesome tab

this is just a suggestion but instead of
|------------------|------------------||
|------------------|------------------||
|o-------2-2-/-9-9-|---9-9-----------o||
|o-9-----2-2-/-9-9-|---9-9-9-9---9---o||
|--9-----0-0-/-7-7-|---7-7-9-9---9-0--||
|--7---0-----------|-0-----7-7---7-0--||

wouldn't it be just a little easier if you played it like
|------------------|------------------||
|------------------|------------------||
|o-4-----2-2-/-9-9-|---9-9-----------o||
|o-4-----2-2-/-9-9-|---9-9-9-9---9---o||
|--2-----0-0-/-7-7-|---7-7-9-9---9-0--||
|------0-----------|-0-----7-7---7-0--||


i dunno, just one thing in the main riff that's how I'll play it.
a little less moving your hand. I'm just saying. haha

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