21 Guns Chords – Green Day


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Tuning: Standard(E-A-D-G-B-e)
CHORDS: A, A#, A#5[p], C, C5[p], Dm, F, F5[p], F5[p]/E
You can use the regular chords instead of power chords.

Strumming Pattern 1: DD DU
Strumming Pattern 2: DDD DU
Strumming 3 for Chorus:
DD D Last down muted by right hand.
Capo: None

21 Guns Chords Progression

INTRO

Intro Chords: (Dm) (A#5[p]) (F5[p]) (C5[p])
You can also use the regular parent chords.

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e|---1--|--------|---5---|---0---|
B|------|---3----|-------|-------|
G|------|--------|-------|-------|
D|------|--------|-------|-------| x2
A|------|--------|-------|-------|
E|------|--------|-------|-------|
   (Dm)  (A#5[p]) (F5[p]) (C5[p])

Verse 1

Strumming 2 on (C) chord only
On rest of the chords -> strumming 1
(Dm)Do you (A#)know what’s worth (F)fighting (C)for,
(Dm)When it’s (A#)not worth (F)dying (C)for?
(Dm)Does it (A#)take you (F)breath (C)away
And you (A#)feel yourself suff(C)ocating?

(Dm)Does the (A#)pain weight (F)out the (C)pride?
(Dm)And you (A#)look for a (F)place to (C)hide?
(Dm)Does some(A#)one break your (F)heart ins(C)ide?
You’re in (A#)ruins… (C)
4 down-strokes on (A#) and (C) each in last line.

Chorus

You can also use the regular chords
instead of power chords.

(F5[p])One,.. (F5[p]/E)21..(Dm)guns,
(C)Lay down your (A#5[p])arms,
(F5[p])Give up the (C5[p])fight.

(F5[p])One,.. (F5[p]/E)21..(Dm)guns,
(C)Throw up your (A#5[p])arms,
(F5[p])into the.. (C5[p])sky,
You and (A#5[p]).. I .. (F5[p]) .. (C5[p])

Verse 2

Strumming 2 on (C) chord only
On rest of the chords -> strumming 1
(Dm)When you’re (A#)at the (F)end of the (C)road
(Dm)And you (A#)lost all (F)sense of cont(C)rol.
(Dm)And your tho(A#)ughts have (F)taken their (C)toll
When your (A#)mind breaks the spirit of your (C)soul.

(Dm)Your (A#)faith walks on (F)broken gl(C)ass
(Dm)And the (A#)hangover (F)doesn’t (C)pass.
(Dm)Nothing’s (A#)ever (F)built to (C)last
You’re in (A#)ruins… (C)
4 down-strokes on (A#) and (C) each in last line.

Chorus

(F5[p])One,.. (F5[p]/E)21..(Dm)guns,
(C)Lay down your (A#5[p])arms,
(F5[p])Give up the (C5[p])fight.

(F5[p])One,.. (F5[p]/E)21..(Dm)guns,
(C)Throw up your (A#5[p])arms,
(F5[p])into the.. (C5[p])sky,
You and (A#5[p]).. I .. (F5[p]) .. (C5[p])

Bridge

(Dm)Did you (A#)try to (F)live on your (C)own,
(Dm)When you (A#)burned down the (F)house and (A)home?
(Dm)Did you (A#)stand too (F)close to the (A)fire?
Like a (A#)liar looking for forg(C)iveness from a stone.

Interlude 1

Guitar 1 Plays the chords:
{ (F5[p]) .. (F5[p]/E) .. (Dm)
(C) .. (A#5[p])
(F5[p]) (C5[p]) } x2
(A#5[p]) (F5[p]) (A)

Guitar 2:

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e|-------------|-----------|---------|---------|----------|---------|------------|
B|-------10----|-8--10-----|---------|---------|----------|---------|----------8-|
G|----------10-|-------10--|--7-10-7-|-9--10-7-|-----7----|---------|-9---9-10---| [x2]
D|----10-------|-----------|---------|---------|---8---8--|--10-7---|------------|
A|--8----------|-----------|---------|---------|----------|-------8-|------------|
E|-------------|-----------|---------|---------|----------|---------|------------|
Chords   (F)     (F5[p]/E)    (Dm)       (C)     (A#5[p])   (F5[p])    (C5[p])
e|-----------|---------|------------|
B|-----------|---------|------------|
G|----7------|---------|-9--9--9--9-|
D|------8----|-10-7----|------------|
A|--------8--|------8--|------------|
E|--6--------|---------|------------|
   (A#5[p])    (F5[p])      (A)

Interlude 2

Guitar 1 Plays the chords:
(Dm) (A#5[p]) (F5[p]) (C5[p])

Guitar 2:

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e|---1--|--------|---5---|---0---|
B|------|---3----|-------|-------|
G|------|--------|-------|-------|
D|------|--------|-------|-------| x2
A|------|--------|-------|-------|
E|------|--------|-------|-------|
   (Dm)  (A#5[p]) (F5[p]) (C5[p])

Verse 3

Strumming 2 on (C) chord only
On rest of the chords -> strumming 1
(Dm)When it’s (A#)time to (F)live and let (C)die,
(Dm)And you (A#)can’t get an(F)other (C)try,
(Dm)Something (A#)inside this (F)heart has (C)died,
You’re in (A#)ruins… (C)
1 down-strokes on (A#) and (C) each in last line.

Chorus

(F5[p])One,.. (F5[p]/E)21..(Dm)guns,
(C)Lay down your (A#5[p])arms,
(F5[p])Give up the (C5[p])fight.

(F5[p])One,.. (F5[p]/E)21..(Dm)guns,
(C)Throw up your (A#5[p])arms,
(F5[p])into the.. (C5[p])sky,

(F5[p])One,.. (F5[p]/E)21..(Dm)guns,
(C)Lay down your (A#5[p])arms,
(F5[p])Give up the (C5[p])fight.

(F5[p])One,.. (F5[p]/E)21..(Dm)guns,
(C)Throw up your (A#5[p])arms,
(F5[p])into the.. (C5[p])sky,
You and (A#5[p]).. I .. (F5[p]) .. (C5[p])

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