You might be wondering why we used 5 chords in the chart below instead of just using the basic chord name like we’ve been doing all along with this site. Well, the aim of this site was to interpret all of Green Day’s awesome songs in a way that you could play them on an acoustic or electric guitar by yourself and sing along and run around your bedroom or whatever it is that makes you happy. However, the first half of this song is played on an acoustic guitar, using 5 chords, so we figured it was only right in this instance to be precise about the chord names we use.

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It has been speculated that Billie Joe wrote this song about his wife Adrienne’s ex-boyfriend. In older live performances he would usually proclaim “I win!” near the end of the song.

Tuning: Eb

Green Day - F.O.D. chords and lyrics