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    Holiday

    Green Day

     

    Capo 1

     

    Main Riff Strumming Guide

    Chords Used in Main Riff

     
    w/swing feel:
    Em      C
    D   D U D   D U
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
    G       D
    D   D U D U D U
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     
    e|-----------------|
    B|-----------------|
    G|-10--6-------8---|
    D|-10--6---6---8---|
    A|-8---4---6---6---|
    E|---------4-------|

     

     

     

    Intro Riff x4

     

    Main Riff w/Intro Riff x2

     

    Em (½)        C (½)              G (½)    D (½)

       Hear the sound of the falling rain,

    Em (½)        C (½)           G (½)   B (½)
        Coming down like an Armageddon

    Em (½)         C (½)         G (½)         D (½)

    flame, the shame, the ones who died

          B (2)

    without a name

     

    Em (½)         C (½)            G (½)    D (½)
       Hear the dogs howling out of key,

    Em (½)   C                  G (½)          B (½)
        To a hymn called "Faith and Misery"

    Em        C            G            D            B (2)
        And bleed, the company lost the war today

    Chorus:

    Em           C                      G                     D
    I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies,

    Em             C                    G              B (2, hold last measure)
    This is the dawning of the rest of our lives            on Holiday

     

    Intro Riff x2

    Em (½)         C (½)               G (½)    D (½)

       Hear the drum pounding out of time,

    Em (½)         C (½) G (½)      B (½)
       Another protester has crossed the

    Em      C           G         D         B (2)
    line to find the money's on the other side

    Em (½)     C (½)   G (½)      D (½)
       Can I  get   another Amen?

    Em (½)         C (½)                G (½)         B (½)
       There's a flag wrapped around the score of

    Em        C         G       D             B (2)
    men, a gag, a plastic bag on a monument

    Chorus

     

    Pre-Solo Riff

     

    Solo:  / C - - - / G - - - / B - - - / Em - Em/D - /

               / C - - - / G - - - / B - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

     

    No chord:
    The representative from California has the floor
    Sieg Heil to the president gas man,
    Bombs away is your punishment,
    Pulverize the Eiffel towers,
    Who criticize your government,
    Bang, Bang goes the broken glass, man,
    Kill all the ones that don't agree,
    Trials by fire setting fire,

                                   D (1/4)   B (1/4)  Em (½)
    Is not a way that's meant   for       me,

              B (4)
    Just cause,
    Just cause because we're outlaws, yeah!


    Em           C                      G                     D
    I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies,

    Em             C                    G              B
    This is the dawning of the rest of our lives 

    Em           C                      G                     D
    I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies,

    Em             C                    G              B (4)
    This is the dawning of the rest of our lives   this is our lives on holiday


    Main Riff x3

     

    End:

    Em      C       D   B   Em

    D   D U D   D U D   D   D   B

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

     

     

    Other Riffs Used in Holiday:

     

    Intro Riff:          
    e|--------------------|
    B|-9----6----13---8---|
    G|-10---6----13---8---|
    D|-x----x----x----x---| 
    A|-8----4----11---6---|
    E|--------------------|
     
     
    Verse (use same strum as Main Riff):
     
       Em  C   G   D      Em  C   G   B     Em  C   G   D   B (x2 measures)
    e|----------------------------------------------------------|
    B|----------------------------------------------------------|
    G|-10--6-------8------10--6-------5-----10--6-------8---5---|
    D|-10--6---6---8------10--6---6---5-----10--6---6---8---5---|
    A|-8---4---6---6------8---4---6---3-----8---4---6---6---3---|
    E|---------4------------------4-----------------4-----------|
     
     
    Chorus:
     
    Strum: D   D   D U D U     w/swing feel
           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
     
       Em     C      G      D      Em     C      G      B  
    e|------------------------------------------------------|
    B|------------------------------------------------------|
    G|--------6-------------8-------------6-------------5---|
    D|-3------6------6------8------3------6------6------5---|
    A|-3------4------6------6------3------4------6------3---|
    E|-1-------------4-------------1-------------4----------|
     
     
    Pre Solo:
    e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    G|---------------------6-------8---------------------------8------10-------|
    D|--10\3-3-X---6-6-X---6---8---8--10--(10)\3-3-X---6-6-X---8--10--10--10---| x2 
    A|--10\3-3-X---6-6-X---4---8---6--10--(10)\3-3-X---6-6-X---6--10---8--10---|
    E|---8\1-1-X---4-4-X-------6-------8---(8)\1-1-X---4-4-X-------8-------8---|
     
     
    Solo:
    e|---------------------------------8---8------------------------|
    B|---6-6-6-8-9----------8-5------6---6---8---6-6-6-8-9----------|
    G|-------------8-6-5~-------5~-------------------------8-6-5~---|
    D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
    A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
     
    e|-------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-
    B|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--------------------------------------------
    G|--------------------------------------------------------------
    D|--------------------------------------------------------------
    A|--------------------------------------------------------------
    E|--------------------------------------------------------------
     
    12-12-12-12-12-12-12-13~---|
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    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.