Basket Case chords



You can learn how to play Basket Case by Green Day!

Basket Case is a from Green Day’s third album Dookie (1994). The album in general and Basket Case, in particular, brought Green Day worldwide fame.

Billie Joe Armstrong wrote the tune about his struggle with anxiety, he once commented: “The only way I knew how to deal with it was to write a song about it.”

In the video guitar lesson above, you can learn how to play the different riffs from Basket Case. Below, you find all the chords and lyrics for Basket Case, should you play it on a guitar in concert tuning.

Should you tune the guitar down a semitone, like Billie Joe does, or don’t mind playing it a semitone higher than the original, there are chords and lyrics available for that too, further down the page.


Basket Case chords and lyrics


| Eb5 | Bb5 | C5 | G5 | Ab5 | Eb5 | Bb5 | Bb5 |
Do you have the time, to listen to me whine, about nothing and everything all at once?
| Eb5 | Bb5 | C5 | G5 | Ab5 | Eb5 | Bb5 | Bb5 |
I am one of those, melodramatic fools. Neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it.

| Ab5 | Bb5 | Eb5 | Eb5 |
Sometimes I give myself the creeps.
| Ab5 | Bb5 | Eb5 | Eb5 |
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
| Ab5 | Bb5 | Eb5 D5 | C5 |
It all keeps adding up, I think I’m cracking up.
| Ab5 | Bb5 |
Am I just paranoid? Or am I just stoned?

||: Eb5 Bb5 C5 | C5 Bb5 Eb5 :||

| Eb5 | Bb5 | C5 | G5 | Ab5 | Eb5 | Bb5 | Bb5 |
I went to a shrink, to analyze my dreams, she says it’s lack of sex that’s bringing me down.
| Eb5 | Bb5 | C5 | G5 | Ab5 | Eb5 | Bb5 | Bb5 |
I went to a whore, he said my life’s a bore, so quit my whining ’cause it’s bringing her down.

| Ab5 | Bb5 | Eb5 | Eb5 |
Sometimes I give myself the creeps.
| Ab5 | Bb5 | Eb5 | Eb5 |
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
| Ab5 | Bb5 | Eb5 D5 | C5 |
It all keeps adding up, I think I’m cracking up.
| Ab5 | Bb5 |
Am I just paranoid? Ah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

||: Eb5 Bb5 C5 | C5 Bb5 Eb5 :|| x4

| Ab5 | Ab5 | Bb5 | Bb5 N.C |
Grasping to control, so I better hold on.

||: Eb5 | Bb5 | C5 | G5 | Ab5 | Eb5 | Bb5 | Bb5 :||

| Ab5 | Bb5 | Eb5 | Eb5 |
Sometimes I give myself the creeps.
| Ab5 | Bb5 | Eb5 | Eb5 |
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
| Ab5 | Bb5 | Eb5 D5 | C5 |
It all keeps adding up, I think I’m cracking up.
| Ab5 | Bb5 |
Am I just paranoid? Or am I just stoned?

||: Eb Ebsus4 Eb | Eb/C Ebsus4/C | Ab5 C5 | Bb5 :|| x4
| Ab5 Eb5 | Bb5 |


Basket Case (tune guitar 1/2 step down) chords and lyrics



| E5 | B5 | C#5 | G#5 | A5 | E5 | B5 | B5 |
Do you have the time, to listen to me whine, about nothing and everything all at once?
| E5 | B5 | C#5 | G#5 | A5 | E5 | B5 | B5 |
I am one of those, melodramatic fools. Neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it.

| A5 | B5 | E5 | E5 |
Sometimes I give myself the creeps.
| A5 | B5 | E5 | E5 |
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
| A5 | B5 | E5 D#5 | C#5 |
It all keeps adding up, I think I’m cracking up.
| A5 | B5 |
Am I just paranoid? Or am I just stoned?

||: E5 B5 C#5 | C#5 B5 E5 :||

| E5 | B5 | C#5 | G#5 | A5 | E5 | B5 | B5 |
I went to a shrink, to analyze my dreams, she says it’s lack of sex that’s bringing me down.
| E5 | B5 | C#5 | G#5 | A5 | E5 | B5 | B5 |
I went to a whore, he said my life’s a bore, so quit my whining ’cause it’s bringing her down.

| A5 | B5 | E5 | E5 |
Sometimes I give myself the creeps.
| A5 | B5 | E5 | E5 |
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
| A5 | B5 | E5 D#5 | C#5 |
It all keeps adding up, I think I’m cracking up.
| A5 | B5 |
Am I just paranoid? Ah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

||: E5 B5 C#5 | C#5 B5 E5 :|| x4

| A5 | A5 | B5 | B5 N.C |
Grasping to control, so I better hold on.

||: E5 | B5 | C#5 | G#5 | A5 | E5 | B5 | B5 :||

| A5 | B5 | E5 | E5 |
Sometimes I give myself the creeps.
| A5 | B5 | E5 | E5 |
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
| A5 | B5 | E5 D#5 | C#5 |
It all keeps adding up, I think I’m cracking up.
| A5 | B5 |
Am I just paranoid? Or am I just stoned?

||: E Esus4 E | E/C Esus4/C | A5 C#5 | B5 :|| x4

| A5 E5 | B5 |


Green Day – Biography

Green Day’s third album, Dookie (94), took the band to superstardom. With fifteen million copies sold, they became everyone’s favorite punk trio.

After a few more albums, Green Day released American Idiot (04). This firmly established them as one of the best-known bands in the world.

Go to Green Day – Biography.


Basket Case – Lyrics

Do you have the time to listen to me whine
About nothing and everything all at once?
I am one of those, melodramatic fools
Neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it

Go to Basket Case lyrics.


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