Basket Case

Green Day


Basket Case Green Day Dookie (1994) Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Music: Green Day Tuning: 1/2 step down (sounds a semitone lower than written here) Notes: Not much to say here, played fast with lots of distortion.
h = hammer-on p = pull-off b = bend / = slide up \ = slide down 5 = power chord
Verse (second verse and bridge, use low E5 (022xx)) E5 B5 C#5 G#5 A5 E5 B5 (x2) e|---------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------| G|-9---------6--------------9------------------------------------| D|-9----9----6----6----7----9----9-------------------------------| A|-7----9----4----6----7----7----9-------------------------------| E|------7---------4----5---------7-------------------------------|
Chorus A5 B5 E5 (x2) A5 B5 E5 D5 C#5 A5 B5 e|---------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------| G|-----------9--------------------9-\-7-\-6----------------------| D|-7----9----9---------7----9-----9-\-7-\-6----7----9------------| A|-7----9----7---------7----9-----7-\-5-\-4----7----9------------| E|-5----7--------------5----7------------------5----7------------|
Bridge E5 B5 C#5 B5 e|---------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------| G|-9-------------------------------------------------------------| D|-9----9----11---9----------------------------------------------| A|-7----9----11---9----------------------------------------------| E|------7----9----7----------------------------------------------|
Interlude A5 B5 e|---------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------| G|-----------(verse chords x2)-----------------------------------| D|-7----9--------------------------------------------------------| A|-7----9--------------------------------------------------------| E|-5----7--------------------------------------------------------|
End Riff E5 C#5 A5 E5 B5 (x4) A5 E5 B5 e|---------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9----6---------9----------------------------------------------| D|-9----6----7----9----9--------\-7----2----9--------------------| A|-7----4----7----7----9--------\-7----2----9--------------------| E|-----------5---------7--------\-5----0----7--------------------|
Order
Verse 1 (palm mute) Chorus (palm mute until walkdown) Bridge (x2, single guitar) Verse 2 Chorus Bridge (x4) Interlude Verse chords x2, no lyrics Chorus (palm mute until walkdown) End Riff
Lyrics
Do you have the time To listen to me whine About nothing and everything All at once (Verse 1) I am one of those Melodramatic fools Neurotic to the bone No doubt about it
Sometimes I give myself the creeps Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me It all keeps adding up (Chorus) I think I'm crackin up Am I just parananoid Am I just stoned
(Bridge)
I went to a shrink To analyse my dreams He said it's lack of sex That's bringin me down (Verse 2) I went to a whore He said my life's a bore So quit my whinin Cuz it's bringin her down
(Chorus) (Bridge) (Interlude) (Chorus)


























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