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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.