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Song: Wake Me Up When September Ends

Artist: Green Day

Album: American Idiot

Tabbed by: Dan Benz (DanSumthing@aol.com)

 

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|

 

{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| |----0-----0-----|----------------|----------------|----------------|

{B| |----1-1---1---1-|----4-----4-----|----3-----3-----|----3-----3-----|

{G| |--0-------0-----|--5---5---5---0-|----0-0---0---0-|----0-0---0---0-|

{D| |----------------|--------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 3X,

 

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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