Green Day — Uptight Chords
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
Group Name: Green Day
Song Name: 'Uptight'
Album Name: Nimrod
Tabbed By: Todd M. Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: Tune Down 1/2 Step to Match CD (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
INRTO AND VERSES
—Guitar (Barely audible beneath Bass Line)
Db: 5554445554445544 G G (G chords end of intro only).
Ab: ————————————————3333333333333333—(5—5—| end of intro only)
Play the guitar part 4 times and bass part 2 times and end
with G G at the end of second time.
Play the 'VERSE' guitar part 6 times and bass part 3 times with the
the following lyrics. The '*' indicates where the bass changes
I woke up on the wrong side of the floor
Made, made my way to the front door
Broke my engagement with myself (Go to HOOK)
VERSE II (Guitar part is slightly louder this time around
I got a new start on a dead end road
Peaked, peaked out regendered load(?)
Owed, paid up all my debts to myself (Go to HOOK)
—Guitar and Bass Line
Ab: 55555555/33333333 (play 3 times)
Perfect picture of bad health
Another notch scratched on my belt
The future just aint what it used to be
(The future's in my living room)
—Repeat VERSE and HOOK parts above (Guitar part is slightly louder
this time around.
Hear are the chords that you will need:
G C D E
X X X X
X X X X
X 5 7 9
5 5 7 9
5 3 5 7
3 3 5 7
G C G C
Uptight, I'm a nag with a gun yeah. All night, suicide's last call now.
C D G CC DD
I've been uptight all night, I'm the son of gun.
Gb: 00—000 00—000
Ab: 33—333333333 33—333333333
—Play above part twice
Gb: 00000 00000
Db: 00000 0—0
—Repeat entire chorus one time
—Repeat INTERLUDE 8 times
—Play bass line from 'VERSE' for whole interlude.
—Guitar play chorus 4 times and then end on E chord.
—Bass play chorus 4 times and then end on Ab:—7—
That's pretty much the whole song. The strumming patterns probably not
exact, just listen to the CD and you'll get a feel for the right patterns.
The bassline is pretty simplified because I'm not a true bass player. I
know Mike Dirnt adds his stuff in between, but I just gave the basic idea.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to e—mail me at