Artist Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album By The Way
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Intro + riff - or Bbm  Ab  Fm  Gb -:
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 -


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bbm
Your image in the dictionary
Ab
This life is more than ordinary
Fm
Can I get 2 maybe even 3 of these
Gb
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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