Log in

One click and you are in

Login with Facebook Login with Google

Why sign up and log in

Guitar Tabs Explorer
Green Day chords for American idiot

Chords with lyrics

Title: American Idiot
Tabbed by: Chris Coffey [SoulFate666@yahoo.com]
This is ALL MY OWN WORK! All who plaguerize me shall burn!

Finally! Green Day returns to their punk political satire glory!
From the new album "American Idiot" [which is being released September
21]
Their first single is out, and it's hil-fucking-larious! God I hate
America!

Note: as with all Green Day songs the tuning is in A chord diagramEb MajorEb [low to high:
Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-eb]

Intro: A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramG+G [play five times]

Verse: same as intro with a 'My Generation' [the Who, 1969] style format
       [singing one line of the verse[s] at a time, then playing the

riff, then doing the next line, then playign the riff, etc. etc.
etc.....]

Chorus: [all barre chords [except final A5, as noted], the number in []
after the chord shows at which fret to play the chords]
          A chord diagramD MajorD [5th] A chord diagramA augmentedA [5th] A chord diagramE MajorE [7th] A chord diagramA5A5 [power chord]
The whole songs revolves around the basic box shape at the 5th fret, it
is the basis of the riffs
Lyrics:
Don't wanna be an American idiot [play intro riff once, then pause]
Don't want 'one nation under the new media' [play intro riff once, then
pause]
And can you hear the sound of hysteria? [play intro riff once, then
pause]
The subliminal mind-fuck of America [play intro riff once, then pause]

Chorus:
A chord diagramD MajorD
Welcome to a new kind of tension;
A chord diagramA augmentedA
All across the Arian nation-oh;
A chord diagramE MajorE                           A chord diagramA5A5
Everything on a man is a UPC-okay [unsure of this line]
A chord diagramD MajorD
Television dreams of tomorrow;
A chord diagramA augmentedA
We're not the ones who're meant to follow-oh;
A chord diagramE MajorE                              [Pause]
I tell you that's enough to fuck you [unsure of this line]
[Play intro twice]

Verse II:
Well maybe I'm the faggot, America
I'm not a part of a Red-Neck agenda
Now everybody do the propaganda
And sing along to the age of paranoia
Welcome to a new kind of tension, all across the Arian nation-oh,
Everything on a man is a UPC okay [unsure of this line]
Television dreams of tomorrow, we're not the ones who're meant to
follow-oh
I tell you that's enough so fuck you [unsure of this line]

Intro riff 4 times

[Solo] [I improv it, it is in the A chord diagramBB Major Scale, and i toss in classic
Billie Joe licks from their first albums, and from songs like "Only of
You", "Dry Ice", and "My Generation"... feel free to rock the fuck out,
its punk!]

Intro riff 3 times, then it continues into the 3rd verse playing the riff
all throughout
Don't wanna be an American idiot
Don't want 'one nation under new media'
Information age of hysteria
[pause]
It's going out to Idiot America

Outro: same as intro riff, played however many times you feel like


__________________________________________________
ⓘ Guitar chords for 'American Idiot' by Green Day, a punk rock band formed in 1987 from East Bay, California, USA. Green Day is known for their excitable rock/pop music.

Other versions of American Idiot

Other alternative guitar chords and tabs for the song American idiot (Ver. 3) by Green Day
American idiot (Ver. 2)Chords
American idiot (Ver. 3)Chords

Almost there ...

Sign in to get your own page with links to favourite songs and more. You are just one click away...

Login with Facebook Login with Google