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Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown Tabs (ver.1)

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21st Century Breakdown Tabs (ver.1)

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                       21st Century Breakdown-Green Day
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Tuning:Standard

Sorry if any of this is confusing. It was hard to put the second guitar
in there. I think this song is supposed to be a half-step down, so this is what it would 
like without retuning your guitar.


Verse x6

Both guitars
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6-6--6-6-6---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--6-6-6--6-6--4-44----------------------------------------------------|
A|--4-4--4-4-4--6-6--4-44----------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------4-4--2-22----------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus

"My generation is zero"

Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--3-3-3-3-3-3---------------3-3-3-3-3-3------------------------------------|
D|--3-3-3-3-3-3--4-4-4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3-3-3------------------------------------|
A|--1-1-1-1-1-1--4-4-4-4-4-4--1-1-1-1-1-1------------------------------------|
E|---------------2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----2-----2------------11-------11-12-11--9----2-----2---------------------|
G|------3-----3----3--------11----11-11-11-11------3-----3---3---------------|
D|--------3-----3-----11-------11--------------------3-----3-----------------|
A|--1------------------------------------------1-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


"I never made it as a working class hero"

Both guitars
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--444-6-6------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--444-6-6------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--222-4-4------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus

Both guitars
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6-6----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--6-6-6--44444444-----------------------------------------------------|
A|--4-4--6-6-6--44444444-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-------4-4-4--22222222-----------------------------------------------------|


Post Chorus x2

Both guitars
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6-6--6-6-6---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--6-6-6--6-6--4-44----------------------------------------------------|
A|--4-4--4-4-4--6-6--4-44----------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------4-4--2-22----------------------------------------------------|


The second time, the second guitar plays this fill
e|-------4---4---4-6-4----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----/6---6---6-------7-6------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse
Pre-Chorus
Chorus

Bridge

Guitar 1 x2
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6~---------------6~------------------------------------------------------|
A|--6~---------------6~------------------------------------------------------|
E|--4~---------------4~------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 plays this over and over starting at 1:54
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------4-----4-444-6-4---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----555---555-----------6-5-3---------------------------------------------|
D|--/6-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


"We are the cries of the class of '13"

Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------xxxx|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------xxxx|
G|--------------------6----------------------6--------------------6------xxxx|
D|--6~----------------6-6~-------------------6--6~----------------6-6~---xxxx|
A|--6~----------------4-6~-------------------4--6~----------------4-6~---xxxx|
E|--4~------------------4~----------------------4~------------------4~---xxxx|

Guitar 2 (repeatedly)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------4-----4-444-6-4---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----555---555-----------6-5-3---------------------------------------------|
D|--/6-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Pre-verse

Guitar 1 x4           (include this after you play verse two the second time)
e|--------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6666666666666666--|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6666666666666666--|--4----------------------------------------------------|
A|--4444444444444444--|--4----------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------|--2----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (repeatedly)
e|--------4-----4-444-6-4----------------------------------------------------|
B|----666---666-----------7-6-4----------------------------------------------|
G|--6------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 2 X4

Both guitars
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--66666666--------6666666666666666-----------------------------------------|
D|--66666666--4--6--6666666666666666--6666666666-----------------------------|
A|--44444444--4--6--4444444444444444--6666666666-----------------------------|
E|------------2--4--------------------4444444444-----------------------------|
PM                                    ..........

Pre-verse
Verse 2

"Praise Liberty"
Both guitars                     4:15
e|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------66666666--------|--------6-----------------------------------|
D|--4444444--6--66666666--(x4)--|--4--4--6--6--(x4)--------------------------|
A|--4444444--6--44444444--------|--4--4--4--6--------------------------------|
E|--2222222--4------------------|--2--2-----4--------------------------------|

Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6~----6~----6~----6~----6~----6~----6~----6~-----------------------------|
A|--6~----6~----6~----6~----6~----6~----6~----6~-----------------------------|
E|--4~----4~----4~----4~----4~----4~----4~----4~-----------------------------|


Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------44-----444-6-4-----------44-444-7777-7777-------------------------|
D|-----555----555---------5-----555------------------------------------------|
A|--66-----------------------66----------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar solo

Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6~---6-5~---5-3~---3----------------------6~-----------------------------|
D|--6~---6-6~---6-3~---3-6~---6-4~---4-7~---7-6~-----------------------------|
A|--4~---4-3~---3-1~---1-6~---6-4~---4-7~---7-4~-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------4~---4-2~---2-5~---5--------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--16b-16b-16b-14~-16-13-----14-11------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------13~-------11~--11-13b-13-11-13-10------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------11---------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Outro

Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6~---6-5~---5-3~---3----------------------6~-----------------------------|
D|--6~---6-6~---6-3~---3-6~---6-4~---4-7~---7-6~-----------------------------|
A|--4~---4-3~---3-1~---1-6~---6-4~---4-7~---7-4~-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------4~---4-2~---2-5~---5--------------------------------|

I can't make out what guitar 2 is playing

Play the outro twice, minus the C# at the end

| .  palm mute
| b  bend
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note/scratch
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