This song is very unique from every other song on Warning in some obvious and some not so obvious ways. Most importantly, the guitars are tuned down a half-step. This is the only song on Warning featuring guitars tuned down to Eb. Please tune accordingly!

Now, the chord chart below is very general. As you can probably tell by listening to it, the strumming pattern is nothing like what you’d usually expect from a Green Day song. This polka-type strumming pattern basically includes bass notes at times that mimic what the bass is doing. So, in between strums of that Bm, you’re hitting the Bm note on the 2nd fret of the 5th (A) string, and then the F# note on the 2nd fret of the 6th (E) string. This might be something you want to look up on a tab site for the exact nuances. Or you could just check out the video at the bottom which is of a cover of Misery by a Guy in Scotland who does it very well.

Anyway, here are the basic Misery chords:

Misery by Green Day - Chords

A demonstration by krissymf: