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Artist: Green Day
Song: Basket Case
Album: Dookie (1994)
Bassist: Mike Dirnt

Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb (1 semitone lower)


[Intro]
(Guitar only)


[Chorus 1]

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------9h11p9~-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7---7-0-5-5-0-4--4-4-4-4-4-4p0------------------------------7~--------------|
E|--------------------------------5--5--5-5-5-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-0------------------|

G|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-\-|
E|---------------|

[Verse]

G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------4h6--------------------|
A|-------------2--2-2--2-2-2p0-4--4--4------------------------|
E|-0--0--0-0-0-----------------------------4--4-4--4-4-4p0-5--|

G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------7---------------------------------------9-----9-------|
A|---------7-7---7-7-7---7-7h9---------------------------------|
E|-5-5-5-----------------------7---7-7-7-7-7-7-----0h7---7-7h9-|

G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------4h6--------------------|
A|-------------2--2-2--2-2-2p0-4--4--4------------------------|
E|-0--0--0-0-0-----------------------------4--4-4--4-4-4p0-5--|

G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------7---------------------------------------9-----9-------|
A|---------7-7---7-7-7---7-7h9---------------------------------|
E|-5-5-5-----------------------7---7-7-7-7-7-7-----0h7---7-7-0-|


[Main chorus]

 x3                               1st & 2nd time only 
G|------------------------------|----------------------|
D|------------------------------|----------------------|
A|------------------------------|-7--7--0h7-0h7--7-7-7-|
E|-5-5-5--5-5-5-7--7-7--7-7-7-0-|----------------------|

 1st time end    2nd time end    3rd time end (on "i think im cracking up")
G|----------|   |-----------|      |--------------------------------|
D|-7p6---9--|   |-6h7-6h7p6-|      |--------------------------------|
A|-----7----|   |-----------|      |--7---7p0-5-5-0-4--4-4--4-4-4p0-|
E|----------|   |-----------|      |--------------------------------|

                                  
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-5--5--5-5-5-7--7-7-7-7-7-7p5-|


[Pre-verse]

G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-7---------------------7h9p7---|
E|-----7-7--9-9--7-7-7h9-------9-|

G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------9---9-|
A|-7-----------------------|
E|-----7-7--9-9--7-7---7---|

G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-7---------------------7h9p7---|
E|-----7-7--9-9--7-7-7h9-------9-|

G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-7-----------------------|
E|-----7-7--9-9--7-7-/15\--|


[Bridge]
("Grasping to Control....")

G|---------------------------------------------------|---------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|---------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|---7h9---|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-------|


[Verse]

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------4h6--------------------|
A|-----------2--2-2--2-2-2-0-4--4--4------------------------|
E|-0--0--0-0-----------------------------4--4-4--4-4-4p0-5--|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------7-------------------------------------9-----9-------|
A|---------7-7--7-7-7---7-7h9--------------------------------|
E|-5-5-5----------------------7---7-7-7-7-7-7----7-7---7-7h9-|

G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------4h6--------------------|
A|----------2p0-2--2-2-2--2-2-0-4--4--4------------------------|
E|-0--0--0----------------------------------4--4-4--4-4-4p0-5--|

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------7----------------------9---9---9---9---9--9---9----|
A|---------7-7--7-7-7---7-7h9-------------------------------|
E|-5-5-5----------------------7---7---7---7---7--7---7---7\-|


[Main chorus]

 x3                               1st & 2nd time only 
G|------------------------------|---------------------|
D|------------------------------|---------------------|
A|------------------------------|-7--7--0h7-0h7--7-7--|
E|-5-5-5--5-5-5-7--7-7--7-7-7-0-|---------------------|

 1st time end    2nd time end    3rd time end (on "i think im cracking up")
G|----------|   |-------------|      |--------------------------------|
D|-7-6---9--|   |-6h7-6h7p6p0-|      |--------------------------------|
A|-----7----|   |-------------|      |--7---7-0-5-5-0-4--4-4--4-4-4p0-|
E|----------|   |-------------|      |--------------------------------|

                                  
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|----------------------------0-|
E|-5--5--5-5-5-7--7-7-7-7-7-7---|


[Outro]

G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7-7--7-7p0-4--4-4--4-4--0-0--0-0--7-7-5--------------7-9-|
E|--------------------------------------------7--7-7-7-7-7-----|

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------4h6--------2-2h4------------------|
A|-7--7-7--7-7p0-4--4-4--4----0--0-0------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------7--7-7-7-7-7-7p0-|

G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------0--------------2h4-|
A|-7--7-7--7-7p0-4--4-4--4-4-0-0--0-0--7-7-0-2--2-2-2-2-2-----|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7--7-7--7-0-4--4-4-4--4-4p0-0----7----2--------------2----|
E|--------------------------------------------5----0---------|


************************************

| ~  Let Ring
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| \  Slide Down

************************************

            
            
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saturns_bassman 789 Jun 17, 2005 08:00 PM

nice freakin tab man

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martin_costello 10 Nov 23, 2005 05:22 AM

Superb

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bassmaster42 10 Jun 15, 2006 09:32 PM

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