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Green Day - Basketcase
Tabbed by [--another-way--] 2002


Intro/Verse
            D#5                A#5               C5              
e-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| 
G-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-------------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-88-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E-|-------------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-------------------|
    ( x x   x x   x x     x x   x x   x x     x x   x x   x x )
           G5                  G#5                D5
e-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-|-------------------|-------------------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-------------------|
    ( x x   x x   x x     x x   x x   x x     x x   x x   x x )
            A#5
e-|---------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|
D-|---------------------------|
A-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
E-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
    ( x x   x x   x x   x x )  

Chorus
Riff 1
          G#5                A#5                D#5
e-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
B-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
G-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D-|-------------------|-------------------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|   2x
A-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-------------------|
    ( x x   x x   x x     x x   x x   x x     x x   x x   x x )
          G#5                A#5            D#5 C#5   C5
e-|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
B-|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
G-|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
D-|-------------------|-------------------|-8-8-6-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-|   
A-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-6-4-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-|
E-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|----------------------|
    ( x x   x x   x x     x x   x x   x x  )

Riff 2
      G#5        A#5
e-|-----------|-----------|
B-|-----------|-----------|
G-|-----------|-----------|
D-|-----------|-----------|
A-|-6-6-6-6-6-|-8-8-8-8-8-|
E-|-4-4-4-4-4-|-6-6-6-6-6-|

Bridge
    D#5    A#5      C5      A#5
e-|------|------|---------|------|
B-|------|------|---------|------|
G-|------|------|---------|------|
D-|-8-88-|------|---------|------|
A-|-6-66-|-8-88-|-10-1010-|-8-88-|
E-|------|-6-66-|-8--8-8--|-6-66-|




Outro
       D#5           C5          G#5    D#5     A#5
e-|-------------|-------------||-----|---------|---|
B-|-------------|-------------||-----|---------|---| 
G-|-------------|-------------||-----|---------|---|
D-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-||-----|-8-(8-8)-|---|
A-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-||-6-6-|-6-(6-6)-|-8-|
E-|-------------|-------------||-4-4-|---------|-6-|



Play:
Intro (Palm mutet) 2x
Chorus Riff 1 + Riff 2 (Palm mutet)
Bridge 2x
Verse 2x
Chorus Riff 1 + 2
Bridge 4 x
Chorus Riff 2 (Palm mutet)
Verse 2x
Chorus Riff 1 + Riff 2 (Palm mutet)
Outro 4x


Lyrics:

D#5             A#5     C5            G5
Do you have the time to listen to me whine
G#5               D#5               A#5
about nothing and everything all at once
D#5         A#5       C5        G5
i am one of those melodramatic fools
  G#5            D#6                 A#5 
neurotic to the bone no doubt about it


Refrain:
G#5          A#5             D#5
sometimes i give myself the creeps
G#5          A#5                  D#5
sometimes my mind plays tricks on me
G#5                 A#5    D#5      C#5      C5
it all keeps adding up, i think i'm cracking up
   G#5        A#5
am i just paranoid? i'm just stoned


D#5          A#5         C5        G5
i went to a shrink to analyze my dreams
    G#5               D#5                    A#5
she says it's lack of sex that's bringing me down
D#5          A#5      C5                G5
i went to a whore, he said my life's a bore
    G#5              D#5                     A#5
so quit my whining cause it's bringing her down

--Bridge-- 4x

G#5               A#5                       D#5    C5
grasping to controooooool, so you better hooooold on  .....

Refrain
Refrain

Outro