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Green Day - basket case

Got this tab from a guitar magazine and it sounds great. And its easier to play this way 
than the basketcase version 1.


[Verse 1]
6|-------------------|---------------------|------------------|--------------------|
5|-------------------|---------------------|------------------|--------------------|
4|--9----------------|---------------------|-----6-----6------|--------------------|
3|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|------9-------9-x-x--|-6-6-6-6-6-6---6--|-----6-------6-x-x--|
2|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-x-x--|-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6--|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-x-x--|
1|----------------7--|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-x-x--|-------------4-4--|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-x-x--|

[Verse 2]
6|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
5|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
4|---------------9-|-----9-------9-x-x-|-----------------|-----------------|
3|-----7-----7---9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-x-x-|-----9---------9-|-----9-------9-9-|
2|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-x-x-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-|
1|-5-5-5-5-5-5-0---|-------------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|

Usedown strokes thouugh out this part to create a sense of urgency. Bounce your
fretting hand om the strings, rather
than holding it tight into them for the palm muting.


[Chorus]
6|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
5|-----------------|-----------------|---------------9-|
4|-----------------|-----------------|-----9---------9-|
3|-7---7---7---7-9-|-----9-------9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
2|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
1|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|-----------------|

6|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
5|-----9-------9---|-----------------|-----------------|
4|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|-----------------|-----------------|
3|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|-----7-----------|-----9---9---9-9-|
2|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-|
1|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|

6|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
5|---------------9-|-------------9---|-------------------|-----------------|
4|-9---9---------9-|-----9-----9-9---|-------------------|-----------------|
3|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9---|-7-----------------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
2|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-|
1|-----------------|---------------5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|

6|--------------|------------------|---------------|------------------|
5|--------------|------------------|---------------|------------------|
4|-9-----7-7--6-|--6-6--6---6--x-x-|---------------|----------------9-|
3|-9-----7-7--6-|--6-6--6---6--x-x-|-7--7--7-7-7-9-|---9--9---9---9-9-|
2|-7-----5-5--4-|--4-4--4---4--x-x-|-7--5--7-7-7-9-|---9--9---9---9-7-|
1|--------------|------------------|-5--5--5-5-5-7-|---7--7---7---7---|

alternte pick the semiquaver rythms, but use down strokes for the rest.Again use
your fretting hand for the palm mutting. Dont worry about hiting the top note of the 
top note on the E chords excatly as written, as these are probaly not intentional.


[Bridge Riff]
6|------------------------------------|------------------------|
5|------------------------------------|-5----------------------|
4|-9--------------4----4------x--x--6-|-6----2--4--4----4---9--|
3|-9\-------------4----4------x--x--6-|-6----2--4--4----4---9--|
2|-7\-------------2----2------x--x--4-|-4----2--2--2----2---7--|
1|------------------------------------|------------------------|

Alternate pick this part using a down stroke for every second chord hit
This plays through twice after the first chours but four times after the second
before the middle break.


[Middle Break]

6|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------|
5|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------|
4|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------|
3|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9----|
2|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9----|
1|-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----|

Use downstrokes for this bit, again bouncing your fretting hand off the strings for
palm mutting.


[Outro]

6|------------------|-------------------|--------------------|---------------|
5|------------------|-------------------|--------------------|---------------|
4|------------------|-------------------|-------9-9-9--9-----|---------------|
3|-6---6-7--7-6-6-6-|-6---6-7----7--7-7-|-7--7--9-9-9--7---9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
2|-7---7-7--7-7-4-4-|-4---4-4----4--7-7-|-7--7--7-7-7--7---9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
1|-0---0-0--0-0-----|---------------5-5-|-5--5-------------7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

6|---------------|------------|---------------|--------------|
5|---------------|------------|---------------|--------------|
4|-------9-------|------------|---------------|--------------|
3|--7----9----9--|------------|-7------2----9-|--------------|
2|--7----7----9--|------------|-7------2----9-|--------------|
1|--5---------7--|------------|-5------0----7-|--------------|

Use alternate picking.Youll need your forth finger to reach the A in the second beat
in bar 2.

This is 100% correct unless i have made a mistake



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| x  Dead note
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Nat13 120 Mar 20, 2002 07:00 PM

Dude you got this straight out of total guitar didnt you? its got all the same words and everything

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blink182man 130 Mar 21, 2002 07:00 PM

yes i did thought it was a ecellent tab so i thiught that everyone should have it so i stuck it on UG

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blink182man 130 Mar 21, 2002 07:00 PM

i cant spell for shite

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