"Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day (Chord Chart)

Song Info

  • Key: G major
  • Chord Family: G
  • Skills: Fingerpicking, Basic Strumming, Barre Chords, Riff Playing, "Accented" Strum, Open Chords

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INTRO
G---/   (X4)


VERSE 1
G          Bm 
Summer has come and passed,     
    Em           D 
the innocent can never last. 
C          Cm             G 
Wake me up when September ends.  


VERSE 2 
G                Bm 
Like my Father’s come to pass, 
Em                D 
seven years has gone so fast.
C          Cm             G     G/F# 
Wake me up when September ends.  


BRIDGE
Em             Bm 
Here comes the rain again 
C                G     G/F# 
falling from the stars. 
Em             Bm 
Drenched in my pain again. 
  C                D 
Becoming who we are.  


VERSE 3 
G         Bm 
As my memory rests,     
    Em             D 
but never forgets what I lost. 
C          Cm             G 
Wake me up when September ends.

G---/ (X6)


VERSE 4   
G          Bm 
Summer has come and passed,     
    Em            D 
the innocent can never last. 
C          Cm             G  
Wake me up when September ends. 


VERSE 5  
G            Bm 
Ring out the bells again, 
Em                  D 
like we did when spring began. 
C          Cm             G     G/F# 
Wake me up when September ends.


BRIDGE   
Em             Bm 
Here comes the rain again, 
C                  G    G/F# 
falling from the stars. 
Em             Bm 
Drenched in my pain again. 
  C             D 
Becoming who we are.


VERSE 6
G         Bm 
As my memory rests,     
    Em              D 
but never forgets what I lost. 
C          Cm             G     G/F#
Wake me up when September ends. 


SOLO
Em---/Bm---/C---/G--G/F#--/                                <-- DISTORTED RHYTHM

Em---/Bm---/C---/Dsus4---/D---/Dsus4---/D---/Dsus4---/     <-- DISTORTED RHYTHM
                                             G---/    (X4) <-- PICKING PATTERN
 

VERSE 7 
G          Bm 
Summer has come and passed,     
    Em           D 
the innocent can never last. 
C          Cm             G 
Wake me up when September ends.  


VERSE 8 
G                Bm 
Like my Father's come to pass, 
Em                D  
twenty years has gone so fast. 
C          Cm              G
Wake me up when September ends 


OUTRO
C          Cm              G
Wake me up when September ends 
C          Cm              G    
Wake me up when September ends
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