Artist Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album By The Way
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Intro + riff - or Gm  F  Dm  Eb -:
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 -


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Gm
Your image in the dictionary
F
This life is more than ordinary
Dm
Can I get 2 maybe even 3 of these
Eb
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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