Haushinka was actually first recorded during the Dookie sessions, but didn’t end up making the final cut. It wasn’t until 1997 when this gem was re-recorded for Nimrod that the world was able to appreciate its awesomeness.

The song kicks off immediately after Jinx. If you were cool enough to have bought the actual album when it came out then you know the two songs blend seamlessly together. This sort of magic is not compatible with the mp3 era (or most people’s burned CDs).

You’ll notice in the chords below the use of D, Dsus4 and D5. That is more or less just a guideline. In the actual recording, there is one guitar (probably more) just ringing out a D chord over pretty much all of the verse. Then there is the more prominent guitar playing the ding-ding, ding-ding, ding-ding, ding-ding. You know exactly what we mean!

If we look at the notes being played, then the chords used below represent more or less what is going on. Just play an open D chord for the D, add your pinky to the 3rd fret of the high E (1st) string for the Dsus4, and then if you can make the stretch, slide that pinky up to the 5th fret for the D5, and you should hopefully create sounds that resemble what is happening in the intro/verses of Haushinka. Or you could just ring out that D chord with attitude. Up to you.

Haushinka chords and lyrics - green day