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Good Riddance

Green Day


This is a simplified version of the song that I created for a 5-year-old student. It's played on just the 6th string. Instead of chord names, only the 6th string fret number is provided.

Playing a bass line on the 6th string is the easiest way to play a song on guitar--perfect for total beginners or kids who want to sing and play at the same time.

 

Intro:

/ 3 - - - / - - - - / 8 - - - / 10 - - - / (x2)

 

3 (2)                              8                   10

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road.

3 (2)                                         8                        10
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.

0               10              8                       3
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why.

0          10                     8                   3
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time.

0                 3                         0              3

It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right.

0                        10               
I hope you had the time of your life.

/ 3 - - - / - - - - / 8 - - - / 10 - - - / (x2)

 

3 (2)                                        8                     10
So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind.

3 (2)                           8                          10
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time.

0              10                 8               3
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial.

0               10                 8              3
For what it's worth, it was worth all the while.
0                 3                         0              3

It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right.

0                        10               
I hope you had the time of your life.

INSTRUMENTAL:

/ 3 - - - / - - - - / 8 - - - / 10 - - - / (x4)

/ 0 - - - / 10 - - - / 8 - - - / 3 - - - / (x2)

 

0                 3                         0              3

It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right.

0                        10               
I hope you had the time of your life.

 

/ 3 - - - / - - - - / 8 - - - / 10 - - - / (x2)

 

 

0                 3                         0              3

It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right.

0                        10               
I hope you had the time of your life.

 

/ 3 - - - / - - - - / 8 - - - / 10 - - - / (x2)

 

End on 3


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.