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/ The Red Hot Chili Peppers / By The Way (2002) / Don't Forget Me bass tab

Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Song: Don't Forget Me

Tuning: 4-String Standard (E A D G - low to high)
Time:  4/4

Tabbed By Aaron Reeves


Key:

/ - slide down (from low to high)
\ - slide up (from high to low)
x - muted note (not palm mute)
h - hammer on
p - pull off
bx - bend (x, by number of tones, e.g. 1/2, 1 etc.)
r - release bend to original fret note.


The whole song is basically different variations of the below riff..

Intro: 126BPM

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|3-------------3-|5---------------|5---------------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x---|--------x-x-x-x-|5-------x-x-x-x-|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|3-------------3-|5---------------|5---------------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x---|--------x-x-x-x-|5-------x-x--x--|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

I can assure you that this riff is bass, not guitar.. it sounds like a guitar on the album
but I watched MTV live on Monday (8th July) and Flea was playing it (I was surprised as well!)


Verse:

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|3-------------3-|5---------------|5---------------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x---|--------x-x-x-x-|5-------x-x-x-x-| x 10
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


1st Chorus:

G|2----------13-14---|----------------|5-5-------------|--------14---14----|
D|2-------14---------|3-3-----------3-|5-5-------------|5------------------|
A|----------------12-|3-3-----x-x-x---|--------x-x-x-x-|5----------12---12-| 
E|-------------------|----------------|----------------|-------------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|5-5--------12-14---|---12----------------|
D|2---------------|3-3-------------|5-5-----14---------|14----12-10-12-10----|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-3-----x-x-x-x-|-------------------|------------------12-| 
E|----------------|----------------|-------------------|---------------------|

2nd Verse - Same as Verse, but played 6 times instead of 10


2nd Chorus:

G|2-------14-16-(17)---|----------------------|------------------|--------12-12-14---|
D|2--------------------|--------12-10-12-(10)-|--------7-5-7-(5)-|-------------------|
A|---------------------|----------------------|------------------|-------------------| 
E|---------------------|----------------------|------------------|-------------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|---------12----------|
D|2---------------|3-------------3-|5---------------|5-----14----12-10----|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x---|--------x-x-x-x-|5-----------------12-|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|3-------------3-|5---------------|5---------------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x---|--------x-x-x-x-|5-------x-x-x-x-|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------------12-|---------------------|
D|2---------------|3-------------3-|5-----14-12-12b1-r-14----|14-10-12-10----------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x---|-------------------------|------------12-------|
E|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|---------------------|


Solo:

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|-------------------|
D|2---------------|3---------------|5---------------|5-------14-12------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x-x-|--------x-x-x-x-|5-------------15---|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|5----------12-------|--------------------|
D|2---------------|3-------------3-|5-------14----14-10-|5-------14-/17\-14--|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x---|--------------------|5-------------------|
E|----------------|----------------|--------------------|--------------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|3-------------3-|5---------------|5---------------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x---|--------x-x-x-x-|5-------x-x-x-x-| 
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|5-/12--------------------|---12-----------------|
D|2---------------|3---------------|5-----14--------12-10--12|14----12-10---12-10---|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x-x-|---------15b1-r----------|-------------------12-|
E|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|----------------------|


3rd Verse/Outro:

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|3---------------|5---------------|5---------------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x-x-|--------x-x-x-x-|5-------x-x-x-x-| 
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|3---------------|5---------------|5---------------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x--x--|--------x-x-x-x-|5-------x-x-x-x-| 
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|3---------------|5---------------|5---------------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x-x-|--------x-x-x-x-|5-------x-x-x-x-| x 5
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G|2---------------|----------------|
D|2---------------|3---------------|
A|--------x-x-x-x-|3-------x-x-x-x-| 
E|----------------|----------------|


If there are any errors etc. within this Tab please notify
me about them.. email me at aaronpaulreeves@yahoo.co.uk


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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08I Could Die for You tabbass tab
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