Green Day - Longview Chords

Chorus Riff
 

C5

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
X
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
X
X
X
11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X

B5

variations
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
X
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
X
X
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X

A5

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
X
X
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
X
11 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
X
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X

E5

variations
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
X
X
11 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
X
X
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

9 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

D5

variations
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
X
X
11 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
X
X
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

C5:X466XX B5:688XXX A5:466XXX E5:X688XX

*A tip for these chords is to mute as many idle strings as possible. Then, you will have Armstrong's playing style in the palm of your hands and you will be able to play this song in authentic punk rock fassion. I have read tabs for this song and they either have gotten the chorus, bridge, or outro wrong. I am 100% possitive that there are no mistakes. I have listened to the song and this is the exact way that singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong plays this song. Here's how you play it. I hope you have as much fun learning this song as I had. Good Luck! The verses are done by drummer Tre Cool's thundering drums and Mike Dirnt's unforgettable bass part (However, I have been known to play this part on a regular guitar tuned down 2 to 2 and 1/2 steps). Here are the lyrics. Bass and Drums(No Guitar)

Verse 1

I sit around and watch the tube but nothing's on. I change the channel's for an hour or two. Twiddle my thumbs just for a bit. I'm sick of all the same old shit. In the house with unlocked doors and I'm fucking lazy.

Chorus

B5 Bite my A5lip and E5close my B5eyes. Take me A5away to E5paradise. B5 I'm so damn A5bored I'm E5going B5blind and I smell like A5shit.

A D5 Di

Bass and Drums (No Guitar)

Verse 2

Peel me off this Velcrow seat And get me moving. I sure as hell can't do it by myself. I'm feeling like a dog in heat; Barred indoors from the summer street. I've locked the doors to my own cell and I've lost the key.

A C5

Chorus

B5 Bite my A5lip and E5close my B5eyes. Take me A5away to E5paradise. B5 I'm so damn A5bored I'm E5going B5blind and I smell like A5shit.

Bridge

E5I've got no C5motivation. E5Where is my C5motivation? E5No time for C5motivation. E5Smoking my C5inspi-B5ration.A5 E5 B5 A5 E5 B5 A5 E5

B5 A5

A D5 Di

Bass and Drums (No Guitar)

Verse 3

I sit around and watch the phone But no ones calling. Call me pathetic, call me what you will. My mother says to get a job But she don't like the one she's got. When masturbation's lost its fun you're fucking lonely.

A C5

Chorus 2

B5 Bite my A5lip and E5close my B5eyes. Take me A5away to E5paradise. B5 I'm so damn A5bored I'm E5going B5blind And lonliA5ness has E5to subside. B5 Bite my A5lip and E5close my B5eyes. Slowly slipping A5away to E5paradise. B5 Some say "A5Quit, or E5I'll go B5blind" but it's just a A5myth.
E:-------I----------I-------11-I-----------I-------11--|I
B:-6/8---I-8-8-9----I-8-8-9----I-8-9-11----I-8-8-9-----|I
G:-------I------10--I----------I--------10-I-----------|I
D:-------I----------I----------I-----------I-----------|I
A:-------I----------I----------I-----------I-----------|I
E:-------I----------I----------I-----------I-----------|I
E:----------I---------11-I----------I-------11-I----------|
B:-8-9-9----I---8-9-11---I-8-8-9----I-8-8-9----I-8-8-9----|
G:-------10-I-8----------I-------10-I----------I----------|
D:----------I------------I----------I----------I-------11-|
A:----------I------------I----------I----------I----------|
E:----------I------------I----------I----------I----------|
E:--------11-I-----------|I
B:-8-9-11----I-8-8-9-----|I
G:-----------I-----------|I
D:-----------I-------11--|I
A:-----------I-----------|I
E:-----------I-----------|I
Ok guys. Have fun!-NDB