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20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan

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    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


    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.