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Good Riddance

Green Day


Chord Guide

      21  34

G:    320033

        21 34

Cadd9: x32033

         132

D:    xx0232

       12

Em:   022000

 

Strum Guide

Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro:

/ G - - - / - - - - / Cadd9 - - - / D - - - / (x2)

 

G (2)                              Cadd9                   D

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road.

G (2)                                         Cadd9                        D
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.

Em               D              Cadd9                       G
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why.

Em          D                     Cadd9                   G
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time.

Em                 G                         Em              G

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

Em                        D               
I hope you had the time of your life.

/ G - - - / - - - - / Cadd9 - - - / D - - - / (x2)

 

G (2)                                        Cadd9                     D
So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind.

G (2)                           Cadd9                          D
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time.

Em              D                 Cadd9               G
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial.

Em               D                 Cadd9              G
For what it's worth, it was worth all the while.
Em                 G                         Em              G

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

Em                        D               
I hope you had the time of your life.

INSTRUMENTAL:

/ G - - - / - - - - / Cadd9 - - - / D - - - / (x4)

/ Em - - - / D - - - / Cadd9 - - - / G - - - / (x2)

 

Em                 G                         Em              G

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

Em                        D               
I hope you had the time of your life.

 

/ G - - - / - - - - / Cadd9 - - - / D - - - / (x2)

 

 

Em                 G                         Em              G

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

Em                        D               
I hope you had the time of your life.

 

/ G - - - / - - - - / Cadd9 - - - / D - - - / (x2)

 

End on G


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.