Wake Me Up When September Ends

Green Day

 

Use tablature if you want to play this just like Billy Joe Armstrong.  Or, the song can be simplified using the following strum patterns and chords.

 

Strum Guide

Mellow Strum:

D   D U   U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Strum pattern for louder parts:

D D D D D D D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

      2   34

G:    3x0033

       1   34

G/F#:  2x0033

        12 34

Em7:   022033

          34

G/D:  xx0033

       32 1

C:    x32010

       13421

Cm:   x35543

       13421

Bm:   x24432

         132

D:    xx0232

          134

Dsus4: xx0233

        134

C5:    x355xx

       134

G5:    355xxx

 

 

 

Intro:  / G - - - / x4

            / G - - - / G/F# - - - / Em7 - - - / G/D - - - /

            / C - - - / Cm - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

 

Clean w/Main Arpeggio:    

G                  G/F#

Summer has come and passed

Em7                       G/D

The innocent can never last

C                    Cm                  G (2)                 

Wake me up when September ends

 

G                  G/F#

Like my father's come to pass

Em7                       G/D

Seven years has gone so fast

C                    Cm                  G (2)             

Wake me up when September ends

 

Bridge:

Em                    Bm

Here comes the rain again

C                        G

Falling from the stars         

Em                     Bm  

Drenched in my pain again

      C                    D

Becoming who we are

 

G                  G/F#

As my memory rests

Em7                       G/D

But never forgets what I lost

C                    Cm                  G (2)             

Wake me up when September ends

 

 

 

w/distortion:

G                  G/F#

Summer has come and passed

Em                       G/D

The innocent can never last

C5                   C5                  G5 (2)               

Wake me up when September ends

 

G                  G/F#

Ring out the bells again

Em 7                      G/D

Like we did when spring began      

C5                   C5                  G5 (2)  

Wake me up when September ends

 

Repeat Bridge using power chords

 

G                  G/F#

As my memory rests

Em7                       G/D

But never forgets what I lost

C                    Cm                  G (2)             

Wake me up when September ends

 

Instrumental Bridge, play this instead of last D:

/ Dsus4 - - - / D - - - / Dsus4 - - - / D - - - /

 

Intro Progression x4

 

Clean w/Main Arpeggio:   

G                  G/F#

Summer has come and passed

Em7                       G/D

The innocent can never last

w/distortion:

C5                   C5                  G5 (2)  

Wake me up when September ends

 

G                  G/F#

Like my father's come to pass

Em7                       G/D

Seven years has gone so fast

C5                   C5                  G5 (2)  

Wake me up when September ends

C5                   C5                  G5 (2)  

Wake me up when September ends

C5                   C5                  G5 (2)  

Wake me up when September ends

 

End on G5



Tab Player For Wake Me Up When September Ends:



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.

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  1. Beerkelly says:

    Great stuff – really rocks out!