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Welcome to Paradise

Green Day

 

Tune down ½ step

 

Strum Guide

Intro Strum

E5              D5    A5

D   X U D   X U D U D U   U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

E5 (2) Strum

(used in verses when you play E5 (2))

D     U D     U D U   U D   D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Anticipation Strum

(used in verses and choruses, except when chords are played for two measures)

∆             ∆

D   D   D U D U   U D   D U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

End of Chorus Strum

 

E5              B5

D   D U   U D U D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



Key

 

X = Scratch (muted) strum

∆ = Change chord

 

 

Intro: / E5 - - - / D5 - (A5) - / x4

 

E5                  (D5)                        E5 (2)

  Dear mother, can you hear me whining?

E5                (D5)                  G5                    (B5)

   It's been 3 whole weeks since I have left your home

E5                  (D5)               E5 (2)

This sudden fear has left me trembling

E5                (D5)                  G5                 (B5)

'Cause now it seems that I am out here on my own

              G5          (B5) (2)

And I'm feeling so alone

 

Chorus:

E5             (G5)                             A5                   (C5)

Pay attention to the cracked streets, and the broken homes

E5                 (G5)                      B5 (2)

   Some call it slums, some call it nice

    E5                      (G5)                      A5                 (C5)

I want to take you through a wasteland I like to call my home

E5   B5 (hold)

             Welcome to Paradise

 

/ E5 - - - / D5 - (A5) - / x2

 

E5               (D5)                   E5 (2)

    A gunshot rings out at the station

E5            (D5)                   G5                    (B5)

    Another urchin snaps, and left dead on his own

E5                  (D5)                   E5 (2)

    It makes me wonder why I'm still here

E5                            (D5)               G5               (B5)

    For some strange reason it's now feeling like my home

              G5            (B5) (2)

And I'm never gonna go

 

Chorus

 

/ E5 - - - / D5 - (A5) - / x4

 

Breakdown

 

E5                  (D5)                   E5 (2)

   Dear mother, can you hear me laughing?

E5                  (D5)                    G5                    (B5)

   It's been six whole months since I have left your home

E5                  (D5)                   E5 (2)

   It makes me wonder why I'm still here

E5                          (D5)                G5                 (B5)

    For some strange reason it's now feeling like my home

              G5          (B5) (2)

And I'm never gonna go...

 

Chorus

 

/ E5 - - - / D5 - (A5) - / x4

 

End on E5


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.