Artist Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album By The Way
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Intro + riff - or Cm  Bb  Gm  Ab -:
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 -


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Cm
Your image in the dictionary
Bb
This life is more than ordinary
Gm
Can I get 2 maybe even 3 of these
Ab
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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