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Green Day, American Idiot Tabs (ver.2)

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American Idiot Tabs (ver.2)

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                Band - Green Day
Song - American Idiot

Tuning: (Guitar 1) - e B G D A E
        (Guitar 2) - e B G D A E

Intro:
    Q=190
    G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5F#5  G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5
   4/4
				(Guitar 1)
    E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q    E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q
e||-----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||
B||o----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------o||
G||--------6--6-6---|-------6--------|-------6--6-6---|-------6---------||
D||--6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6--4--|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6------||
A||o-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6--4--|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6-----o||
E||--4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4--2--|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4------||


Verse:
                          G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5F#5
    W          W          E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q
e||-----------|----------|----------------|-----------------|
B||o----------|----------|----------------|-----------------|
G||-----------|----------|-------6--6-6---|-------6---------|
D||-----------|----------|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6--4---|
A||o----------|----------|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6--4---|
E||-----------|----------|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4--2---|


                        G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5
  W          W          E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q
e|----------|----------|----------------|-----------------||
B|----------|----------|----------------|----------------o||
G|----------|----------|-------6--6-6---|-------6---------||
D|----------|----------|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6------||
A|----------|----------|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6-----o||
E|----------|----------|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4------||


Chorus:
    C#5                                  G#5
    Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
e||-----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
B||o----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
G||--6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|--------------------|
D||--6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
A||o-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
E||-----------------|-------------------|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|


  1.
  D#5                                  G#5
  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
e|----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------||
B|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-------------------o||
G|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|----------------|--------------------||
D|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--||
A|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-o||
E|----------------|-------------------|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||


  2.
  D#5
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   W          W
e|----------------|-----------------|----------|------|
B|----------------|-----------------|----------|------|
G|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|----------|------|
D|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|----------|------|
A|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------|------|
E|----------------|-----------------|----------|------|


Interlude:
                                                               D.S.
  G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5F#5  G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5
  E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q    E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|-------6--6-6---|-------6--------|-------6--6-6---|-------6--------|
D|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6--4--|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6-----|
A|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6--4--|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6-----|
E|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4--2--|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4-----|


  G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5F#5  G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5
  E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q    E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|-------6--6-6---|-------6--------|-------6--6-6---|-------6--------|
D|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6--4--|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6-----|
A|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6--4--|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6-----|
E|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4--2--|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4-----|


Solo:
    C#5                                  G#5
				   (Guitar 1)
    Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
e||-----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
B||o----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
G||--6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|--------------------|
D||--6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
A||o-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
E||-----------------|-------------------|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
 |                                                                            |
 |				   (Guitar 2)                          
 |   Q  E E E E E E    Q    E E Q   Q     Q  E E E E E E    Q    Q   Q   Q    |
e||-----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
B||o----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
G||-----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
D||-----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
A||o-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|--8----6-6-4---3---|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|--8----6---4---3----|
E||-----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|


  1.
  D#5
  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
e|----------------|-------------------|
B|----------------|-------------------|
G|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
D|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E|----------------|-------------------|
 |                                    |
 | Q  E E E E E E    Q    Q   H       |
e|----------------|-------------------|
B|----------------|-------------------|
G|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-10----8---6-------|
D|----------------|-------------------|
A|----------------|-------------------|
E|----------------|-------------------|


  G#5
   Q     E  E  E  E  E  E   +E   E  E  E  E E  E E
e|-------------------------|-------------------------||
B|-------------------------|------------------------o||
G|-------------------------|-------------------------||
D|--6-----6--6--6--6--6--6-|-(6)--6--6--6--6-6--6-6--||
A|--6-----6--6--6--6--6--6-|-(6)--6--6--6--6-6--6-6-o||
E|--4-----4--4--4--4--4--4-|-(4)--4--4--4--4-4--4-4--||
 |                                                    |
 |  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E   E  E  E  Q    Q     |
e|-------------------------|-------------------------||
B|-------------------------|------------------------o||
G|-10-10-10-12-12-12-13-13-|-13--12-12-13-15---13----||
D|-------------------------|-------------------------||
A|-------------------------|------------------------o||
E|-------------------------|-------------------------||


  2.
  D#5                                 G#5    C#5    F#5       C#5G#5
  Q  E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E    E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q
e|----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
G|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|--------6--6-6---|-------6--------|
D|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|--6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6-----|
A|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|--6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6-----|
E|----------------|------------------|--4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4-----|
 |                                                                      |
 | Q  E E E E E E    Q   Q   H          W                 W             |
e|----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
G|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-10---8---6S======|=13--------------|----------------|
D|----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|


Verse:
    G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5     G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5
				(Guitar 1)
    E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q    E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q
e||-----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------||
B||o----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------o||
G||--------6--6-6---|-------6--------|-------6--6-6---|-------6----------||
D||--6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6-----|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6-------||
A||o-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6-----|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6------o||
E||--4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4-----|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4-------||


  Wx2
e|--------|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|--------|


Chorus:
    C#5                                  G#5
    Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
e||-----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
B||o----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
G||--6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------|--------------------|
D||--6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
A||o-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
E||-----------------|-------------------|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|


  1.
  D#5                                  G#5
  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
e|----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------||
B|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-------------------o||
G|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|----------------|--------------------||
D|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--||
A|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-(6)-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-o||
E|----------------|-------------------|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||


  2.
  D#5                                G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q
e|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-------6--6-6---|-------6--------|
D|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6-----|
A|-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6-----|
E|----------------|-----------------|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4-----|


Outro:
  G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5F#5  G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5
  E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q    E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|-------6--6-6---|-------6--------|-------6--6-6---|-------6--------|
D|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6--4--|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6-----|
A|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6--4--|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6-----|
E|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4--2--|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4-----|


  G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5G#5F#5  G#5   C#5    F#5       C#5   GG#5
			      (Guitar 1)
  E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q  Q  Q    E E E Q  E E E   +E  E Q     Q  Q
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------------*|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------------*|
G|-------6--6-6---|-------6--------|-------6--6-6---|-------6------------*|
D|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6--6--4--|-6-6-6-6--6-6-4-|-(4)-4-6-----6------*|
A|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4--6--4--|-6-6-6-4--4-4-4-|-(4)-4-4-----6------*|
E|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2----4--2--|-4-4-4--------2-|-(2)-2-------4------*|
 |                                                                        |
 |			      (Guitar 2)                               
 |                                                          |-3-|         |
 | W                 W               W                 Q    E E E Q  Q    |
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------------*|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------------*|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------6-6-6--------*|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------6-6-6-6------*|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------4-4-4-6------*|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------4------*|


Duration Legend:
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend:
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
   - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend:
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
            
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