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/ The Red Hot Chili Peppers / By The Way (2002) / Can't Stop bass tab

Can't Stop - Bass tab

By the Red Hot Chili Peppers
From the Album "By the Way"
Tabbed by Tim Marti (mynameisgreat@hotmail.com)

Normal tuning

Since this is such a great song, I decided to tab out every
variation, the rhythmin on the verse is kind of hard, but 
listen to it about 50 times and you might figure it out

Intro: (x8) Steadily gets louder each measure
G-|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A-|-----------------|-----------------|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|

Verse: I'm not sure if he is slapping or not, but
this is the way I play it, sounds right. You have to
hit the mutes right before the octaves
1st time through (memorize these)
G-|----7-9-|-------7--9--7---|-----7-9-|-------7--9--7---|
D-|--------|-----------------|---------|-----------------|
A-|-7------|-7-7-7---x--x--7-|---------|------x--x--x----|
E-|--------|-----------------|-10------|-10------------5-|
    T  P P   T T T P TP TP T    T  P P    T   P TP TP T
    1st bar    2nd             3rd          4th
G-|--------|----------------|----------|--------------------|
D-|----9-9-|-------9--x-9---|----10-10-|-------10--x---5----|
A-|--------|----------------|----------|-------------7------|
E-|-7------|-7-7-7---x-x--7-|-8--------|-8-8-8----x------8--|
    T  P P   T T T P TPTP T   T   P  P   T T T  P TP T P T
    5th            6th           7th           8th
For the repetitions, you just replace these bars with certain ones
from the originals
2nd time through          \/ always use this for the fourth bar from now on
G-|-------7--9--7---| |--------7--9--7---| |-----------------------|
D-|---9-------------| |------------------| |-----------------------|
A-|-7---7---x--x--7-| |----------x--x----| |---------x-9-10-10-x---|
E-|-----------------| |-10--10---------5-| |-8-8-8-8------------10-|
    T T T P TP TP T      T   T P TP TP T      no slapping
       2nd		    4th			8th

3rd time through
G-|----7-9-|----------9--7---| |---------------------|
D-|--------|-----7-7---------| |-----10-10-10-10-x---|
A-|--------|-7-7-----x--x--7-| |---------------------|
E-|-0------|-----------------| |-8-----------------8-|
    T  P P   T T T T TP TP T       no slapping
      1st          2nd		     8th

Chorus1: (x1)
G-|----------------|--------|---------------|----x---------|
D-|-----x-9-10-12--|-12-12--|-79--7/9\7-10--|-10---x-10h12-|
A-|-10-------------|--------|---------------|--------------|
E-|----------------|--------|---------------|--------------|

G-|----------------|--------|--------------|--7/9--7--|
D-|-----x-9-10-12--|-12-12--|-9--7/9\7-10--|-9--------|
A-|-10-------------|--------|--------------|----------|
E-|----------------|--------|--------------|----------| 

G-|----------------|--------|----11-------|-----------|
D-|-----x-9-10-12--|-12-12--|-9-----9-10--|-10-10h12--|
A-|-10-------------|--------|-------------|-----------|
E-|----------------|--------|-------------|-----------|
   listen closely, you'll hear the bend
G-|-----------------|--------|----------|
D-|-------x-9-10-12-|-12-12--|-9--10----|
A-|-9^10------------|--------|----------|
E-|-----------------|--------|----------|

Verse: (x4)
1st time through     
G-|--------9--7---| |-----------------------|
D-|---7-7---------| |-----------------------|
A-|-7-----x--x--7-| |-----10-10-x-x-9-9-x-x-|
E-|---------------| |-8-8-------------------|
    T T T TP TP T        no slapping
        2nd   		   8th

2nd time through
G-|------------------|
D-|-------10--x-10---|
A-|------------------|
E-|-8-8-8----x-x---8-|
    T T T P  TPT P T
	8th

3rd time through - This is the weird sounding part, to get flea's sound you
have to do a bass palm mute, do it the same as on the guitar, then use your
thumb to stroke the notes, ones with x's on bottom are palm muted
G-|-----9--7--------|
D-|-----x--x--9-7---|
A-|-----------x-x10-|
E-|-8-8-----------x-|
    T T  palm muted

4th time through - same as the 2nd time through

Chorus2: (x1)
G-|----------------|--------|----11-11----|---------------|
D-|-----x-9-10-12--|-12-12--|-9----9--10--|--10--12-10-9--|
A-|-10-------------|--------|-------------|---------------|
E-|----------------|--------|-------------|---------------|

G-|----------------|--------|------------|-7/9--7-----|
D-|-----x-9-10-12--|-12-12--|-9--7-9-10--|--------9-7-|
A-|-10-------------|--------|------------|------------|
E-|----------------|--------|------------|------------|

G-|----------------|--------|--------7-----|------------|
D-|-----x-9-10-12--|-12-12--|-9--7-9---10--|-10-10--9-7-|
A-|-10-------------|--------|--------------|------------|
E-|----------------|--------|--------------|------------|

G-|----------------|--------|----------|
D-|-----x-9-10-12--|-12-12--|-9--10----|
A-|-10-------------|--------|----------|
E-|----------------|--------|----------| 

Interlude: (x1)
G-|-----9----|-14----------|-----------|-------------|
D-|---9------|----12-0-12--|------9----|-12-10---10--|
A-|-7-----7--|-------------|-----------|-------------|
E-|----------|-------------|-7-77---7--|-------8-----|

G-|-----9----|-14----------|-----------|------------------|
D-|---9------|----12-0-12--|------9----|-12-10---10-------|
A-|-7-----7--|-------------|-----------|------------------|
E-|----------|-------------|-7-77---7--|-------8-----5--6-|

G-|-----9----|-14----------|-----------|----------------------|
D-|---9------|----12-0-12--|------9----|-12-10---10--5/7------|
A-|-7-----7--|-------------|-----------|------------------5-6-|
E-|----------|-------------|-7-77---7--|-------8--------------|

G-|-----9----|-14----------|-----------|-------------|
D-|---9------|----12-0-12--|------9----|-12-10---10--|
A-|-7-----7--|-------------|-----------|-------------|
E-|----------|-------------|-7-77---7--|-------8-----|

Verse: (x6)
1st time through
G-|------7h9-------|
D-|---7h9---7h9----|
A-|------------10~-|
E-|-8--------------|
      no slapping
	8th

2nd time through
G-|---------------14-14-x-x-|
D-|-------------------------|
A-|-----10-10-x-x-----------|
E-|-8-8---------------------|
	no slapping
	  8th

3rd time through
G-|------------------|
D-|-------10--x-10---|
A-|------------------|
E-|-8-8-8----x-x---8-|
    T T T P  TPT P T
	8th

4th time through
G-|--------9--7---| |----------------------|
D-|---7-7---------| |-----10-10------------|
A-|-7-----x--x--7-| |-------------7/9-10-9-|
E-|---------------| |-8-8--------8---------|
    T T T TP TP T      no slapping
        2nd   		 8th

5th time through
G-|------------|-------------|
D-|-----x------|---x-----x---|
A-|------------|-------------|
E-|-8-x---8--8-|-8---8-8---8-|
    T T P T  T   T P T T P T
	7th           8th

6th time through - Same as the 3rd time through

Thats it, it took a while to write, but it is complete      - Tim


The Red Hot Chili Peppers albums
2006 Stadium Arcadium
2004 Live in Hyde Park
2002 By The Way
1999 Californication
1995 One Hot Minute
1994 Out In L.A.
1992 Blood Sugar Sex Magik
1989 Mother's Milk
1987 The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
1985 Freaky Styley
1984 Red Hot Chili Peppers
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