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Song:      Californication
Artist:    Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album:     Californication

Transcribed by Clint K (IM: Golem1057)

This songs pretty easy.... I added optional bass notes that make it
sound
better if your playing by yourself. I tabbed out the song the way it
goes
on the album.... The verses are all the same, I just retabbed them.

I tried to show some of the spacing between notes, but it's far from 
perfect... so you'll probably have to listen to the song while you
play.

(Notes in parentheses are played by the bass.... I think...)

Intro:

E---------------------------------------------
B-----0-1-------------------------------------
G-------------------------------0-2-----------
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-
E---------------------------1-----------------

E---------------------------------------------
B-----0-1-------------------------------------
G-------------------------------0-2-----------
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------
E---------------------------1-----------------

Verse 1: 
                                              _
E--------------------------------------------- \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-     \
E---------------------------1-----------------      \
                                                     | <== Play 2 times
E---------------------------------------------      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-   /
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------  /
E---------------------------1-----------------_/

E-----0-----------------------1-
B-------1-----3---------------3-
G---------------------------2---
D---2-----------0-----3---0-----
A-3---------2-------3---3-------
E---------3-------1-------------

Verse 2:
                                              _
E--------------------------------------------- \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-     \
E---------------------------1-----------------      \
                                                     | <== Play 2 times
E---------------------------------------------      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-   /
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------  /
E---------------------------1-----------------_/

E-----0-----------------------1-
B-------1-----3---------------3-
G---------------------------2---
D---2-----------0-----3---0-----
A-3---------2-------3---3-------
E---------3-------1-------------

PreChorus:  (Strumming not shown.)
                        _
    Am    F?    Am    F? \
E---0-----0-----0-----0-  \
B---1-----1-----1-----1-   \
G---2-----2-----2-----2-    | <== Play 3 times
D---2-----3-----2-----3-   /
A---0-----3-----0-----3-  /
E-----------------------_/

Chorus:  (Strumming not shown.)

    C     G     Dm    Am    C     G     Dm
E---0-----------1-----0-----0-----------1-
B---1-----3-----3-----1-----1-----3-----3-
G---0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-
D---2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-
A---3-----2-----------0-----3-----2-------
E-----------------------------------------

Verse 3: 
                                              _
E--------------------------------------------- \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-     \
E---------------------------1-----------------      \
                                                     | <== Play 2 times
E---------------------------------------------      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-   /
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------  /
E---------------------------1-----------------_/

E-----0-----------------------1-
B-------1-----3---------------3-
G---------------------------2---
D---2-----------0-----3---0-----
A-3---------2-------3---3-------
E---------3-------1-------------

Verse 4:
                                              _
E--------------------------------------------- \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-     \
E---------------------------1-----------------      \
                                                     | <== Play 2 times
E---------------------------------------------      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-   /
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------  /
E---------------------------1-----------------_/

E-----0-----------------------1-
B-------1-----3---------------3-
G---------------------------2---
D---2-----------0-----3---0-----
A-3---------2-------3---3-------
E---------3-------1-------------

PreChorus:  (Strumming not shown.)
                        _
    Am    F?    Am    F? \
E---0-----0-----0-----0-  \
B---1-----1-----1-----1-   \
G---2-----2-----2-----2-    | <== Play 3 times
D---2-----3-----2-----3-   /
A---0-----3-----0-----3-  /
E-----------------------_/

Chorus:  (Strumming not shown.)
                                           _
    C     G     Dm    Am    C     G     Dm  \
E---0-----------1-----0-----0-----------1-   \
B---1-----3-----3-----1-----1-----3-----3-    \
G---0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-     | <== Play 2 times
D---2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-    /
A---3-----2-----------0-----3-----2-------   /
E----------------------------------------- _/

Solo:

        (Start w/ string bent whole step up, then drop to normal)
            \/
E------9---------------------9------------------------------------
B-10--------------------10----------------------------------------
G----------[13]11----------------[13]11-------11-11-11-11p9-------
D-----------------------------------------------------------11-11-
A-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------

E------------------------------9---12---14----------9---12---14b16-14--
B-----------[13]11--------10-------------------10----------------------
G-------9----------9---------------------------------------------------
D--9-11--------------11------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

E-17-16-14-12-14-12----12------?----?----?--12----
B-------------------14----14---14---14---14----14-
G-------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------

E-14b16r14-12----12----------12----------
B-------------14----14-12-------15-14----
G-------------------------14----------13-
D----------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

Verse 5:
                                              _
E--------------------------------------------- \
B-----0-1-------------------------------------  \
G-------------------------------0-2-----------   \
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(0)-----    \
A-0---------------------(3)---3-----------(3)-     \
E---------------------------1-----------------      \
                                                     | <== Play 2 times
E---------------------------------------------      /
B-----0-1-------------------------------------     /
G-------------------------------0-2-----------    /
D---2-------(2)-(0h2p0)---------------(3)-(0)-   /
A-0---------------------(3)---3---------------  /
E---------------------------1-----------------_/

E-----0-----------------------1-
B-------1-----3---------------3-
G---------------------------2---
D---2-----------0-----3---0-----
A-3---------2-------3---3-------
E---------3-------1-------------

PreChorus:  (Strumming not shown.)
                        _
    Am    F?    Am    F? \
E---0-----0-----0-----0-  \
B---1-----1-----1-----1-   \
G---2-----2-----2-----2-    | <== Play 3 times
D---2-----3-----2-----3-   /
A---0-----3-----0-----3-  /
E-----------------------_/

Chorus:  (Strumming not shown.)
                                           _
    C     G     Dm    Am    C     G     Dm  \
E---0-----------1-----0-----0-----------1-   \
B---1-----3-----3-----1-----1-----3-----3-    \
G---0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-     | <== Play 2 times
D---2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-    /
A---3-----2-----------0-----3-----2-------   /
E----------------------------------------- _/



Tabs for "Californication"
from the album Californication
by Red hot chili peppers

Tab by Ulrik Hollman
Hollman4@hotmail.com



verse (line 1 & 2) and intro play 4 times

  psychic ....

e-----------------------------------------
B--------------0---1----------------------
G-----------------------------------------
D---------2------------2-----0h2p0--------
A-----0------------------------------3----
E-----------------------------------------

e-----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------
G--------------------0-----2--------------
D-------------------------------3---0-----
A-------------3---------------------------
E--------1--------------------------------


e--------------0--------------------------
B-----------------1----------3------------
G-------------------------------4---------
D----------2-------------0----------------
A------3-------------2--------------------
E-----------------------------------------

e---------------------------1-------------
B----------1-------------------1----------
G-------------2---------------------------
D------2----------------3-----------------
A--0--------------------------------------
E-------------------1---------------------



Am   Am         Am    Am

Pay your.....

F        F          F

Am   Am         Am    Am

F        F          F


Chorus:
Am     Am    F

Am    Am   Am   F


C       C   G    F    Am

C       C   G    F    Am



Red Hot Chili Peppers
Californication
VMA 2000

This is my take on John Frusciante's solo at the 2000 MTV Video Music
Awards.  It sounds nearly perfect to me, execpt I might have an error
or 2 in the middle, but it sounds right for the rest of it.  As 
for timing, you'll have to find a recording of the VMA, I didn't
really do a lot with it in this tab.


e ----------------------------------------------------------- 
B -----14-----------------14--------------------------------- 
G --14------11/13\11---14------11/13\11--11-11-11-11p9------- 
D ----------------------------------------------------------- 
A ----------------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------------- 

e --------------------------------------------14-14-14-14---- 
B ----------------------------------------14----------------- 
G -9-9-9-9-9-9----------------9-11-11--14-------------------- 
D -------------11-11-11--9-11-------------------------------- 
A ----------------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------------- 

e -16-17-16-14-12-14-12----12-------------------------------- 
B -10-------------------14----14-14-14--14-14-14--14-14-14--- 
G ----------------------------------------------------------- 
D ----------------------------------------------------------- 
A ----------------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------------- 

e ----------------12----------------------------------------- 
B -14-12-14-12-14----14-14-14--14-14-14--14-14-14------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------- 
D ----------------------------------------------------------- 
A ----------------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------------- 

e ----------------12--14-14-14--14-14-14--21-21-21-21-21--21- 
B -14-12-14-12-14-------------------------------------------- 
G ----------------------------------------------------------- 
D ----------------------------------------------------------- 
A ----------------------------------------------------------- 
E ----------------------------------------------------------- 



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