Artist Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album By The Way
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Intro + riff - or Ebm  Db  Bbm  B -:
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 -


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Ebm
Your image in the dictionary
Db
This life is more than ordinary
Bbm
Can I get 2 maybe even 3 of these
B
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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