Green Day - Waiting tab

Song: Waiting
Artist: Green Day
Album: Warning/International Superhits
Email: stratacaster_master@hotmail.com-comments, questions and concerns

Guitar 1-Bille Joe-distortion selector petal
Guitar 2-Jason White-distorted
Bass-Mike Dirnt-Standard tuning

This is one of my favorite Green Day songs, off of their Warning Album, this is a hit
to me and i put in A LOT of work of tabbing this to make this perfect. And if there is
you disagree with I'll consiter and
update to make it as perfect as possible.

For settings, have it mediumly (if thatís a word) distorted. Donít have it too lightly
and donít have it heavy metal distorted. If you donít have a petal then use your NECK up
the tone set to 10. This gives you a pretty clean sound. Itís the next best thing. When
turns distorted then switch it to the bridge pick up.

Playing Live opinions. When play this song live, Billie uses a Gibson SG in standard
He plays the first solo and then lets Jason play the chours solo. For the bridge (which
like acoustic guitar on the album version, he palm mutes the verse)

There are many ways to play this song. Here are two versions and a bass tab to go along
it. There are all ready a lot of Waiting tabs but I think is the ultimate tab along with
Also don't send me comments like "hey this is a guitar tab but why is there bass stuff?"
are just stupid.

LIVE UPDATE: FEB, 7, 2007:While looking @ videos on YouTube, i looked at this fingeringhe plays this song in standard tuning and his chorus differently. He also plays thelike this:It's: |-------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------| |---------------------8-8-8-8-8-------------| |-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-| |-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-8-8-| |-1-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-6-6-6-6-6-6-| (or something close to that, playw/ it)So you can choose what way you want. But the bass maybe be different as well.I'd personally play it like how they play it live.
Update: Some minor changes and the bass doesn't have to be tuned down
INTRO: Guitar 1-no bass-clean guitare|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|D|-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|x2A|-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--8-8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|E|-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------6-6-6-6-6----------------------| Iíve been waiting a long time for this moment to come Iím Destined for anything at allllllllllllllllllllll
RIFF VESE-distorted-bass and guitar 2 entere|----------|------------------------------------------------------|B|----------|------------------------------------------------------|G|-6--6--6--|----------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------------6-6-6-6-6-|D|-6--6--6--|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-|A|-4--4--4--|6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--8-8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-4-|E|----------|4-4-4-4-4------------------------6-6-6-6-6------------| 1.Downtown lights will be shining on me like a new diamond ring out under the midnight houuuuuurrrrrrrrr
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|D|-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|A|-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--8-8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|E|-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------6-6-6-6-6----------------------| No one can touch me and I canít turn my back its Too late ready or not at alllllllllll
CHORUS:e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3--|D|-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3--|A|-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1--|E|-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-ó0-0-0-0-0-0---------------| Iím so much closer than I have ever known ĒWake Upď
RIFF 2:e|---------------------|B|---------------------|G|-6-6-6---------6-6-6-|D|-6-6-6--6-6-6--6-6-6-|A|-4-4-4--6-6-6--4-4-4-| DRUM FILLE|--------4-4-4--------|
VERSEe|----------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------|G|------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|D|-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|A|-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--8-8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|E|-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------6-6-6-6-6----------------------| 2.Dawning of a new era Calling donít let it catch you falling ready or not at allllllllllllllllllllllllllll 3.So close enough to taste it Almost I can embrace this feeling On the tip of my tonggggggggggggggggggggggue
CHORUS:e|-----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3--|D|-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3--|A|-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1--|E|-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-ó0-0-0-0-0-0---------------| Iím so much closer than I have ever known ĒWake Upď
RIFF 3e|------------------------------------| e|---------|B|------------------------------------| B|---------|G|-6-6-6---------6-6-6--------6---6---| G|8-8-8-8--|D|-6-6-6--6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-|x4 D|8-8-8-8--|A|-4-4-4--6-6-6--4-4-4-6-6-6--4-6-4-6-|then A|6-6-6-6--|E|--------4-4-4--------4-4-4----4---4-| E|---------| Better thank you lucky stars
SOLO: guitar 2-distortione|----------------|----------------|-------------------------------4-|B|----------------|----------------|----------------3---6-3----------|G|-8-5~--3-5-6-5-3|-8-5~--3-5-6-5-3|-5-1~-3-5-6-5-3---3-----3--1-1---|D|----------------|----------------|---------------------------------|A|----------------|----------------|---------------------------------|E|----------------|----------------|---------------------------------|
SOLO: guitar 1-distortione|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|------------6-6-6-6-6-------------6-6-6-6-6-|D|-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-|A|-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4--8-8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-4-|E|-4-4-4-4-4-------------6-6-6-6-6------------|
SOLO CHORUS: guitar 2-distortione|------8---11-8-------8---11-8-------8---11-8-------------|B|----9---9------9---9---9------9---9---9------9-----------|G|-10--------------9--------------8------------------7~/3~-|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
CHORUS:e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------3~--|D|-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1-3~~-|A|-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1ó1~~-|E|-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-ó0-0-0-0-0-0-----| Iím so much closer than I have ever known Wake Up
REPEAT RIFF 3
BRIDGE: guitar 1 OR 2-clean guitar-for clean guitar have the NECK pick up selected andtone 10PLAY THIS TWICE!! First time NO lyricse|-4-4-4-4-4----------------------------6-6-6-6-6----------------------|B|-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|G|-5-5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|D|-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|A|-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-8-8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|E|-4-4-4-4-4----------------------------6-6-6-6-6----------------------| Iíve been waiting a life time for this moment to come Iím
e|-4-4-4-4-4---------------------6-6-6-6-6-------|B|-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6--6~~~-|G|-5-5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6--6~~~-|D|-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8--6~~~-|A|-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--8-8-8-8-8--4~~~-|E|-4-4-4-4-4---------------------6-6-6-6-6-------| destined for anything at alllllllllllll
Pause...BAM!
VERSEe|------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------|G|------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|D|-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|A|-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--8-8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|E|-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------6-6-6-6-6------------------------| Dumbstruck color me stupid good luck youíre gonna need it Where Iím going if I get there at alll
OUTRO: guitars 1 and 2-distortede|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|------------6-6-6-6-6-------------6-6-6-6-6-|D|-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8--6-6-6-6-6-|A|-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4--8-8-8-8-8--4-4-4-4-4-|E|-4-4-4-4-4-------------6-6-6-6-6------------| WAKE UPPPPPPPPP BETTER THAN YOUR LUCK STARS!
e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|------------6-6-6-6-6-------------6~~~-|D|-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8--6~~~-|A|-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4--8-8-8-8-8--4~~~-|E|-4-4-4-4-4-------------6-6-6-6-6-------|
ALSO! There is another way of playing this song. Green Day is popular with this way in tuning is half a step down. For example, DookieÖthe whole album was half a step down. In words you could play everything 1 fret down if the song is in half step down. But since did a standard tuning tab you tune your guitar half a step down and play everything 1 up. But since Iím caring enough I donít want to go and find another tab so here is this tab but only in half step tuning and the finger completely changed! This is also good for those who can't add and subtract small numbers.
INTRO:eb|---------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|Db|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|Ab|-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------7-7-7-7-7---------------------| Iíve been waiting a long time for this moment to come Iím Destined for anything at allllllllllllllllllllll
RIFF VERSEeb|----------|------------------------------------------------------|Bb|----------|------------------------------------------------------|Gb|-7--7--7--|------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------7-7-7-7-7-|Db|-7--7--7--|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-|Ab|-5--5--5--|-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9--5-5-5-5-5-|Eb|----------|-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------7-7-7-7-7------------| Downtown lights will be shining on me like a new Diamond ring out Under the midnight houuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuur No one can touch me now and I canít turn my
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|Db|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|Ab|-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------7-7-7-7-7---------------------| back itís too late ready or not at allllllllllllllllll
CHORUS:eb|-----------------------------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4--|Db|-4-4-4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4--|Ab|-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--|Eb|-2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1-ó0-0-0-0-0-0---------------| Iím so much closer then I have ever known WAKE UP
RIFF 2:eb|---------------------|Bb|---------------------|Gb|-7-7-7---------7-7-7-|Db|-7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7-|Ab|-5-5-5--7-7-7--5-5-5-|Eb|--------5-5-5--------|
VERSEeb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|Db|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|Ab|-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------7-7-7-7-7-------------------------| Dawning of a new era calling donít let it catch you Falling ready or not at allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll So close enough to taste it almost I can embrace this Feeling on the tip of my tonguuuuuuuuuuuuuue
CHORUS:eb|-----------------------------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4--|Db|-4-4-4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4--|Ab|-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--|Eb|-2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1-ó0-0-0-0-0-0---------------| Iím so much closer then I have ever known WAKE UP
RIFF 3eb|------------------------------------| eb|---------|Bb|------------------------------------| Bb|---------|Gb|-7-7-7---------7-7-7--------7---7---| Gb|9-9-9-9--|Db|-7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-|x4 Db|9-9-9-9--|Ab|-5-5-5--7-7-7--5-5-5-7-7-7--5-7-5-7-|then Ab|7-7-7-7--|Eb|--------5-5-5--------5-5-5----5---5-| Eb|---------|
SOLO: guitar 2-distortioneb|----------------|----------------|-------------------------------5-|Bb|----------------|----------------|----------------4---7-4----------|Gb|-9-6~--4-6-7-6-4|-9-6~--4-6-7-6-4|-6-2~-4-6-7-6-4---4-----4--2-2---|Db|----------------|----------------|---------------------------------|Ab|----------------|----------------|---------------------------------|Eb|----------------|----------------|---------------------------------|
SOLO: guitar 1-distortioneb|--------------------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------------------|Gb|------------7-7-7-7-7-------------7-7-7-7-7-|Db|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-|Ab|-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9--5-5-5-5-5-|Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-------------7-7-7-7-7------------|
SOLO CHORUS: guitar 2-distortioneb|-------9----12-9----------9----12---------9----12-9-----------|Bb|----10---10------10----10---10----10---10---10------9---------|Gb|-11-----------------10---------------9-----------------8~/4~--|Db|--------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|--------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------|
CHORUS:eb|---------------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------------4~~--|Db|-4-4-4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2--4~~--|Ab|-4-4-4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2--2~~--|Eb|-2-2-2-2-2-2--1-1-1-1-1-1-ó0-0-0-0-0-0-------| Iím so much closer then I have ever known WAKE UP
BRIDGE: guitar 1 OR 2-clean guitar OR acoustic guitarPLAY THIS TWICE. First time NO lyrics.eb|-5-5-5-5-5-------------------------7-7-7-7-7-----------------------|Bb|-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|Gb|-6-6-6-6-6--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|Db|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|Ab|-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-------------------------7-7-7-7-7-----------------------| Iíve been waiting a long time for this moment to come Iím
eb|-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------7-7-7-7-7--------|Bb|-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--7~~~--|Gb|-6-6-6-6-6--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--7~~~--|Db|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9--7~~~--|Ab|-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9--5~~~--|Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------7-7-7-7-7--------| Destined for anything at alllllllllllll
eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|Db|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|Ab|-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-9-9-9-9-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|Eb|-5-5-5-5-5------------------------7-7-7-7-7-----------------------| Dumbstruck color me stupid good luck youíre gonna need it Where Iím going if I get there at all
OUTRO: guitars 1 and 2-distortedeb|--------------------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------------------|Gb|------------7-7-7-7-7-------------7-7-7-7-7-|Db|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-|Ab|-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9--5-5-5-5-5-|Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-------------7-7-7-7-7------------| WAKE UP
eb|----------------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------------|Gb|------------7-7-7-7-7-------------7~~~--|Db|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--9-9-9-9-9--7~~~--|Ab|-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5--9-9-9-9-9--5~~~--|Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-------------7-7-7-7-7--------| BETTER THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS!
BASS GUITAR: Im srry to thoes who all printed this tab and tuned their basses down. you dont have to after analyzing the song more. srry! this is in standard tuning and played w. a pick w. a nice clean, warm tone. Its pretty so you can add your own fills to the song to spice it up...its what i do and it sounds so cooler and adds another layer to the song. Intro: Guitar Only
Riff VERSEG|----------|---------------------------------------------|D|----------|---------------------------------------------|A|-4--------|-------------4-4-4-4-4-------------4-4-4-4-4-|E|----6--4--|---4-4-4-4-4------------6-6-6-6-6------------|
CHORUS:
G|--------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|-8-8-8-8-8-8/-\7-7-7-7-7-7/--\6-6-6-6-6-6/--------------|E|--------------------------------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-|
RIFF 2:G|---------------------|D----------------------|A|-4-4-4---------4-5-4-|E|--------4-4-4--------| Do this for the first time then do the third riff from there on:
RIFF 3
G|------------------------------------| G|---------|D|------------------------------------|x4 D|---------|A|-4-4-4--------4-4-4---------4---4---|then A|6-6-6-6--|E|--------4-4-4--------4-4-4----4ó--4-| E|---------|
Solo:G|---------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------|A|-------------4-4-4-4-4-------------4-4-4-4-4-|E|---4-4-4-4-4------------6-6-6-6-6------------|
Bridge: Guitar only
Outro:G|---------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------|A|-------------4-4-4-4-4-------------4-4-4-4-4-|E|---4-4-4-4-4------------6-6-6-6-6------------|
G|--------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------|A|-------------4-4-4-4-4-------------4~-|E|---4-4-4-4-4------------6-6-6-6-6-----|
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