Artist Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album By The Way
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Intro + riff - or Fm  Eb  Cm  Db -:
xA|-------------------------|-------------------------|
xE|-------------------------|-------------------------|
xC|-2h4--2h4--2h4--2h4--2h4-|-2h4--2h4b--2h4--2---2h4-|
xG|-------------------------|------------------h4-----|

xA|---------------------------|             xA|-------|
xE|---------------------------|             xE|-------|
xC|--2h4--2h4--2h4--2h4--2h4--|             xC|--4-4--|
xG|---------------------------| - repeat -    xG|-------|

xA|--5-7-------5-7----------|--5-7-------5-7----------|
xE|-------------------------|-------------------------|
xC|------4-4-4-----4-4-4-2--|------2-2-2-----2-2-2----|
xG|-------------------------|----------------------4--|

xA|--5-7-------5-7----------|--5-7-------5-7----------|
xE|-------------------------|-------------------------|
xC|----------------------2--|------2-2-2-----2-2-2-4--|
xG|------4-4-4-----4-4-4----|-------------------------| - repeat -


Fm
Can't stop addicted to the shindig
Eb
Chop top he says I'm gonna win big
Cm
Choose not a life of imitation
Db
Distant cousin to the reservation
Fm
Defunct the pistol that you pay for
Eb
This punk the feeling that you stay for
Cm
In time I want to be your best friend
Db
Eastside love is living on the westend 


Fm
Knocked out but boy you better come to
Eb
Don't die you know the truth as some do
Cm
Go write your message on the pavement
Db
Burn so bright I wonder what the wave meant
Fm
White heat is screaming in the jungle
Eb
Complete the motion if you stumble
Cm
Go ask the dust for any answers
Db
Come back strong with 50 belly dancers 


     Ab
The world I love
     Eb
The tears I've dropped
   Cm
To be part of
     Db
the wave can't stop
Ab           Eb        Cm      Db
Ever wonder if it's all for you
     Ab
The world I love
      Eb
The trains I hop
   Cm
To be part of
     Db
The wave can't stop
 Ab                 Eb         Bm-Db
Come and tell me when it's time to 


Fm
Sweetheart is bleeding in the snowcone
Eb
So smart she's leading me to ozone
Cm
Music the great communicator
Db
Use two sticks to make it in the nature
Fm
I'll get you into penetration
Eb
The gender of a generation
Cm
The birth of every other nation
Db
Worth your weight the gold of meditation


Fm
This chapter's going to be a close one
Eb
Smoke rings I know you're going to blow one
Cm
All on a spaceship persevering
Db
Use my hands for everything but steering
Fm
Can't stop the spirits when they need you
Eb
Mop tops are happy when they feed you
Cm
Jay butterfly is in the treetop
Db
Birds that blow the meaning into bebop  


     Ab
The world I love
     Eb
The tears I've dropped
   Cm
To be part of
     Db
the wave can't stop
Ab           Eb        Cm      Db
Ever wonder if it's all for you
     Ab
The world I love
      Eb
The trains I hop
   Cm
To be part of
     Db
The wave can't stop
 Ab                 Eb         Bm-Db
Come and tell me when it's time to 


Fm                 Eb                   Cm              Db
Wait a minute I'm passing out, win or lose, just like you
Fm                       Eb              Cm             Db
Far more shockin' than anything I ever knew, how 'bout you
Fm                Eb                  Cm             Db
Ten more reasons why I need somebody new, just like you
Fm                       Eb              Cm             Db
Far more shockin' than anything I ever knew, right on cue 


Fm
Can't stop addicted to the shindig
Eb
Chop top he says I'm gonna win big
Cm
Choose not a life of imitation
Db
Distant cousin to the reservation
Fm
Defunct the pistol that you pay for
Eb
This punk the feeling that you stay for
Cm
In time I want to be your best friend
Db
Eastside love is living on the westend


Fm
Knocked out but boy you better come to
Eb
Don't die you know the truth as some do
Cm
Go write your message on the pavement
Db
Burn so bright I wonder what the wave meant
Fm
Kick start the golden generator
Eb
Sweet talk but don't intimidate her
Cm
Can't stop the Gods from engineering
Db
Feel no need for any interfering


Fm
Your image in the dictionary
Eb
This life is more than ordinary
Cm
Can I get 2 maybe even 3 of these
Db
Comin' from space to teach you of the Pliedes

Can't stop the spirits when they need you

This life is more than just a read-thru    
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murdoc is god

in the riff, i like to mute all the strings im not playing, and then strum it. this makes it easier to do the fast notes, and it also sounds better imo

11gabbiani

What does the h mean in the riff tablature?

jc

for the c chord in the chorus, it sound better if you use cmaj7 instead (in my opinion)

Gavin

Is there finger picking? This song would sound better finger picked in my opinion.

Guest

Sounds great! Happy this is here.

murdoc is god

in the riff, i like to mute all the string im not playing, and then strum it. this makes it easier to do the fast notes, and it also sounds better imo

AimeeLovesUkulele

Transpose +5 for easier chords :)

The Uke-playing TARDIS

After every C in the verses, play D and then Em to transfer the song more flowingly than it shows.

ukuland

the tab doesn’t sound right. It sounds a bit high

carissa

You can transpose to make a tab higher/lower but the chords all make sense
I’m not sure if they’re in the original key but it definitely works as I’ve played this through for an audience before and it worked fine

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