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Wake Me Up When September Ends Tab - Green Day


 
Wake Me Up When September Ends Tab
Song:      Wake Me Up When September Ends
Artist:    Green Day
Album:     American Idiot
Tabbed by: Dan Benz ([email protected])

This is a great song from an incredible album. I heard the intro to this
and I had to tab the whole thing.  Easily my best tab, it took me a long 
time because I wanted to get every note right. 

For the acoustic verse and bridge, I tabbed each note out the way it's 
played on the album, but if you'd rather just play the chords, they're
written above the tablature. See below for chord fingerings.

C    - |x32010|   Em - |022000|   
Cm   - |x35543|   Bm - |x24432|   
G    - |3x0033|   D  - |xx0232| 
G/Gb - |200033|    

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Edit (7/28/05) :                                  ||
                                                  ||
     Changed this                To this          ||
e| |----0-----0-----|     e| |----------------|   ||
B| |----1-1---1---1-|     B| |----5-----5-----|   ||
G| |--0-------0-----|     G| |----5-5---5---5-|   ||
D| |----------------|     D| |--5-------5-----|   ||
A| |3-------3-------|     A| |3-------3-------|   ||
E| |----------------|     E| |----------------|   ||
                                                  ||
In Verse 1, playing the bar chord version of the  ||
C chord makes it much easier to transition to     ||
the Cm chord that follows it.                     ||
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{Intro (acoustic)
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|
{G| |--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|
{D| |5-----5---------|5-----5---------|5-----5---------|5-----5---------|
{A| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{E| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

{Verse 1
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|
{G| |--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|
{D| |5-----5---------|4-----4---------|2-----2---------|0-----0---------|
{A| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{E| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{
{    C                Cm               G                G
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |----5-----5-----|----4-----4-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|
{G| |----5-5---5---5-|--5---5---5---0-|----0-0---0---0-|----0-0---0---0-|
{D| |--5-------5-----|--------5-----0-|--0-------0-----|--0-------0-----|
{A| |3-------3-------|3---------------|----------------|----------------|
{E| |----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|
                                                   
Repeat Verse 1 except final measure, then              G       G/Gb     
                                          play         |----3-----------|
                                               this >  |----3-------3-0-|
                                                    >  |----0-0-----0---|
                                                    >  |--0-------------|
                                                       |----------0-----|
                                                       |3-------2-------|
Bridge
     Em               Bm               C                G       G/Gb 
 e| |----------------|----------------|----0-----0-----|----3-----------|
 B| |----0-----0-----|----3-----3-----|----1-1---1-----|----3-------3-0-|
 G| |----0-0---0-----|----4-----4-----|--0-------0---0-|----0-0-----0---|
 D| |--2-------2---0-|--4---4-------4-|--------------0-|--0-------------|
 A| |----------------|2-------2-------|3-------3-------|----------0-----|
 E| |0-------0-------|----------------|----------------|3-------2-------|
                  
     Em               Bm               C                D 
 e| |----------------|----------------|----0-----0-----|----2-----2-----|
 B| |----0-----0-----|----3-----3-----|----1-1---1-----|----3-3---3-----|
 G| |----0-0---0-----|----4-----4-----|--0-------0---0-|--2---2---2---0-|
 D| |--2-------2---0-|--4---4-------4-|----------------|0-------0-------|
 A| |----------------|2-------2-------|3-------3-------|----------------|
 E| |0-------0-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Repeat Verse 1

Repeat Intro

W/Distortion,
Play 2 measures of Intro, then play
the first 4 measures of Verse 1

{Chorus
{    C                Cm               G5
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------|----------------|
{G| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|----------------|
{D| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
{A| |3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
{E| |----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

Play the first 4 measures of Verse 1, then,

     C                Cm               G5                       G5/Gb
 e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 B| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------|----------------|
 G| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|----------------|
 D| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
 A| |3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
 E| |----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|

Distorted Bridge
     E5               Bm               C5               G5      G5/Gb 
 e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 B| |----------------|----3-----------|----------------|----------------|
 G| |----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|----------------|
 D| |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|
 A| |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|
 E| |0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-2-2-2-0-|

     E5               Bm               C5               D5            
 e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 B| |----------------|----3-3-3-3-3---|----------------|----------------|
 G| |----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
 D| |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
 A| |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
 E| |0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|----------------|----------------|----------------|

 e| |----------------|------------3---|----------------|----------------|
 B| |----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|
 G| |--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|
 D| |5-----5---------|4-----4---------|2-----2---------|0-----0---------|
 A| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 E| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

     C                Cm               G5                       G5/Gb
 e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 B| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------|----------------|
 G| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|----------------|
 D| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
 A| |3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
 E| |----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|

{Solo 
{Guitar1                                
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |----12----12--12|----12----12--12|----13----13--13|1515151515151515|
{G|/|1212--1212--12--|1111--1111--11--|1212--1212--12--|1212121211111111|
{D| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{A| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{E| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |----12----12--12|----12----12--12|----13----13--13|1515151515151515|
{G| |1212--1212--12--|1111--1111--11--|1212--1212--12--|1212121212121212|
{D| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{A| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{E| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |1515151515151515|1515151515151515|1515151515151515|
{G| |1111111111111111|1212121212121212|1111111111111111| Go to the next
{D| |----------------|----------------|----------------| Guitar1 section
{A| |----------------|----------------|----------------|
{E| |----------------|----------------|----------------|

{Guitar2 (Rhythm Guitar) during the Solo
{    E5               Bm               C5               G5      G5/Gb 
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |----------------|----3-----------|----------------|----------------|
{G| |----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|----------------|
{D| |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
{A| |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
{E| |0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|
{
{    E5               Bm               C5               D5            
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |----------------|----3-----------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
{G| |----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
{D| |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
{A| |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|
{E| |0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{
{    D5            
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
{G| |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
{D| |0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
{A| |----------------|----------------|----------------|
{E| |----------------|----------------|----------------|

Guitar2 (still w/distortion)
     G
 e| |3---------------|
 B| |3---------------|
 G| |0---------------|
 D| |----------------|
 A| |----------------|
 E| |----------------|

{Guitar1 (clean/acoustic)
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|
{G| |--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|
{D| |5-----5---------|5-----5---------|5-----5---------|5-----5---------|
{A| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{E| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{
{e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{B| |----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|
{G| |--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|--0-----0-------|
{D| |5-----5---------|4-----4---------|2-----2---------|0-----0---------|
{A| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
{E| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

W/Distortion for the rest of the song,
Play the Chorus, 

Play the first 4 measures of Verse 1, 

Repeat the Chorus 2X,

End with:
     C                Cm               G5
 e| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 B| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------|----------------|
 G| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|----------------|
 D| |5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5---------------|
 A| |3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5---------------|
 E| |----------------|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|3---------------|

 
 
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About the artist behind Wake Me Up When September Ends Tab:

Green Day is an American punk trio formed in 1987.[1] The band has consisted of Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass guitar, vocals), and Tré Cool (drums, percussion) for the majority of its existence.

Green Day was originally part of the punk rock scene at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California. Its early releases for independent record label Lookout! Records earned them a grassroots fanbase, some of whom felt alienated when the band signed to a major label.[2] Nevertheless, its major label debut Dookie (1994) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone, and 15 million copies sold worldwide.[3] As a result, Green Day was widely credited, alongside fellow California punk bands The Offspring and Rancid, with reviving mainstream interest in and popularizing punk rock in the United States.[4][5] Green Day's three follow-up albums, Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning did not achieve the massive success of Dookie, but they were still successful, reaching double platinum and gold status respectively.[6] Green Day's 2004 rock opera American Idiot reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation, selling five million copies in the U.S.[7]

The band has sold over 65 million records worldwide,[8] including 22 million in the United States alone.[9] They also have three Grammy Awards, Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, and Record of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams".

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