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St. Jimmy

Green Day


This is a simplified version of the song that I created for an 8-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: / 5 - - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

 

5 (12)

   St. Jimmy's comin' down across the alleyway

Upon the boulevard like a zipgun on parade

Lights of a silhouette, He's insubordinate

   5                10                   0     10

Comin' at you on the count of one, two (1,2,3,4!)

 

/ 5 - - - / 10 - - - / 0 - - - / 5 - - - / x2

 

5                  10                    0                      5

  My name is Jimmy and you better not wear it out

5                  10                      0                   5

  Just like a murder that your mother talked about

5                 10                          0                 5

   King of the 40 thieves and I'm here to represent

5                 10                  0                 5

   The needle in the vein of the establishment

 

Chorus:

              10 (2)                      5 (2)

I'm the patron saint of the denial

            10 (2)                 0 (2)

With an angel face and a taste for suicidal

 

/ 5 - - - / 10 - - - / 0 - - - / 5 - - - / x2

 

5                        10             0                 5

  Cigarettes and ramen and a little bag of dope

5                10                  0                 5

   I am the son of a gun of Edgar Allen Poe

5                       10           0        5

   Raised in the city in the halo of lights

5                10                         0              5

   product of war and fear that we've been victimized

 

Chorus

 

/ 5 - - - / 10 - 5 10 / 0 - - - / - - - - / x4

/ 5 - - - / 12 - - - / 8 - - - / 11 - - - / x4

 

/ 5 - - - / - - - - / 10 - - - / - - - - /

/ 12 - - - / - - - - / 5 - - - / - - - - /

/ 5 - - - / - - - - / 10 - - - / - - - - /

/ 12 - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

/ 12 (hold) - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

 

 

 

Change to half-time:

/ 5 - - - / 10 - - - / 3 - 10 - / 5 - - - /

 

5                                        10

My name is St. Jimmy I'm a son of a gun

             3 (½)                     10 (½)     5

I'm the one that's from the way    outside, now

     5                            10

A teenage assassin executing some fun

          3 (½)       10 (½)     5

in the cult of the life of   crime, now

5                               10

I'd really hate to say it but I told you so

                     3 (½)                 10 (½)     5

So shut your mouth before I shoot you down 'ol boy

   5                                10

Welcome to the club and give me some blood

             3 (½)     10 (½)           5

I'm the resident leader of the lost and found

 

       5     10

It's comedy!

          0    5

And tragedy!

       5   10

It's St. Jimmy!

           0         5 (hold)

And that's my name!

                          5

And don't wear it out!

 

End on 5


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.