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American Idiot

American Idiot, She's A Rebel, Wake Me Up When September Ends

It’s time to go back to my youth! Green Day Ukulele style! The full American Idiot album was arranged for the uke. In this post, we will go over the Green Day Ukulele TABs for American Idiot, She’s A Rebel and Wake Me Up When September Ends.

 

Green Day had never been one of my favorite bands, although I always quite liked them, they just never caught me until American Idiot was released. It blew me away. There is not one mediocre, let alone bad track on this album.

This video is part of a project I’m working on. I’m learning to play my favourite albums on a ukulele. If you enjoyed it why not check out some other classic albums that I arranged like The ClashRage Against The Machine or System Of A Down.

Green Day Ukulele Tabs

Not sure how to read these? Check out this guide and you will be learning these ukulele tabs in no time.

American Idiot

The chords are mimicking the opening rhythm guitar and the most iconic part of the song. The riff is the Billie J lyrics.

A|--3--3--3-----8------8---8------1-----1--8---3--1--|
E|--4--4--4-----9------9---9------2-----2--9---4--2--|
C|--3--3--3-----8------8---8------1-----1--8---3--1--|
G|--5--5--5-----10-----10--10-----3-----3--10--5--3--|

A|--6--6--6--6--6--6--8--8--6--------6--
E|-----------------------------8--8-----
C|--------------------------------------
G|-------------------------------------
-

She's A Rebel

This requires a fair bit of nippiness in the fingers to get it down.

A|-2-2-----------------------------------------------|-
E|-3-3-----------------------------------------------|-
C|-2-2---------2-2-----------2-2---------------------|-
G|-0-0-4-4-5-4-0-0-4-4-5-9/7-0-0-4-4-5-4-0-2-2-4-5-4-|-

Wake Me Up When September Ends

This is the massive solo at the end of the song.

A|-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---2-|-----3-----3---3-----------------|-----5-----5- 
E|-3-3---3-3---3---2-2---2-2---2---|-3-3---3-3---3---3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-3-3---3-3---
C|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-----2-----2-
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-0-0---0-0---


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