Artist Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album By The Way
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Intro + riff - or Bm  A  Gbm  G -:
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 -


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bm
Your image in the dictionary
A
This life is more than ordinary
Gbm
Can I get 2 maybe even 3 of these
G
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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