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Basket Case

Green Day


E5               B5

Do you have the time

C#5                G#5

To listen to me whine

A5                 E5                B5 (2)

About nothing and everything all at once

E5               B5

I am one of those

C#5                G#5

Melodramatic fools

A5                 E5                B5 (2)

Neurotic to the bone no doubt about it



A5                     B5               E5 (2)

    Sometimes I give myself the creeps

A5                        B5                       E5 (2)

    Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me

A5                     B5

It all keeps adding up

    E5 (½)      D5 (½)    C#5 

I think I'm cracking up

    A5                B5

Am I just paranoid?   Am I just stoned?



/ E5 - B5 - / C#5 - B5 -/   x2


   E5             B5

I went to a shrink

     C#5              G#5

To analyze my dreams

       A5                    E5                         B5 (2)

She says it's lack of sex that's bringing me down

   E5             B5

I went to a whore

        C#5                G#5

She said my life’s a bore

         A5                    E5                           B5 (2)

And quit my whining 'cause it's bringing her down





/ E5 - B5 - / C#5 - B5 -/   x4



   A (2)         Bb (2, hold second measure)

Grasping to control          So you better hold on


Instrumental Verse





/ E5 - - - / C# - - - / A5 - E5 - / B5 - - - / x4


/ A5 - E5 - / B5 - - - / x2, hold each chord

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.