FREE Christmas Carol Songbook

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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.