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Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Greeting Song Tabs (ver.1)

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The Greeting Song Tabs (ver.1)

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                Red Hot Chili Peppers
By Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante and Chad Smith
Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)


Notation Legend
---------------
h - Hammer-On
H - Hammer-On (grace note) (hammer-on as fast as you can)
p - Pull-Off
b - Bend
B - Bend (grace note) (bend as fast as you can)
r - Release Bend
x - Fret-Hand Muting (percussive tone)
. - Staccato Phrasing (showed above the notes)
~ - Vibrato
/ - Shift Slide Up
\ - Shift Slide Down
_
/ - Legato Slide Up (only first note picked)
_
\ - Legato Slide Down (only first note picked)
_
s - Legato Slide (grace note) (slide as fast as you can)
f - Forte (loud)

Timing
------
h - 1/2 note
q - 1/4 note
q. - doted 1/4 note
e - 1/8 note
e. - doted 1/8 note
s - 1/16 note
h.+e. - doted 1/4 note + doted 1/8 note
e+h. - 1/8 note + doted 1/2 note
e+h - 1/8 note + 1/2 note
e.+q - doted 1/8 note + 1/4 note

W - whole break
H. - doted 1/2 break
E - 1/8 break
S - 1/16 break


Time Signature: 4/4

Intro
-----
Moderatly Fast  q = 136

Gtr. 1 (dist.)
f

   Rhy. Fig. 1
   A5                  C5        A5   C5   A5   C5              A5                  C5

   e  E  e  e  s s s s s s s s   e  s s  s e  s e  s s s s s    e  E  e  e  s s s s s s s s
e|-----------------------------|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-2-----x--2----2---0-5-5-5-5-|-2----5----2----5----5-5-5----|-2-----x--2----2---0-5-5-5-5-|
D|-2-----x--2----2---0-5-5-5-5-|-2----5----2----5----5-5-5----|-2-----x--2----2---0-5-5-5-5-|
A|-0-----x--0--0---0---3-3-3-3-|-0--0-3--0-0--0-3--0-3-3-3-0--|-0-----x--0--0---0---3-3-3-3-|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------------|-----------------------------|

                  End Rhy. Fig. 1
   A5   C5   A5

   e  s e  s e  S s E  s s s s
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-2----5----2----2----2-2-2-2-|
D|-2----5----2----2----2-2-2-2-|
A|-0--0-3--0-0----0----0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------|

Gtr. 1: w/ Rhy. Fig. 1

then:

Gtr. 2
w/ clean tone
f

   Fill 1      End Fill 1
   A5               C5

   E  e    H.
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----3B5---------------|

Verse
-----
Gtr. 1: w/ Rhy. Fig. 1, 2 times, simile
Gtr. 2: w/ Fill 1

then at 7th meas. of Verse:

Gtr. 2: w/ Fill 1

then:

Gtr. 2 tacet

then:

Gtr. 1

                          play 4 times
     Rhy. Fig. 2       End Rhy. Fig. 2
     B5       D5   E5    E#5F#5

     q    s s e.   s s s s  s  s s
e||---------------------------------||
B||*-----------------------_-------*||
G||--4----x-x-7---/9-9-x-10/11-x-x--||
D||--4----x-x-7---/9-9-x-10/11-x-x--||
A||*-2----x-x-5---/7-7-x--8/9--x-x-*||
E||---------------------------------||

Verse
-----
Gtr. 1: w/ Rhy. Fig. 1, 2 times, simile
Gtr. 2: w/ Fill 1, 2nd time

then at 3rd meas. of Verse:

Gtr. 1: w/ Rhy. Fill. 1, 1st time
Gtr. 2: w/ Fill 1

Rhy. Fill. 1
------------
Gtr. 1

   e  E  e  e  S e.+q      (q)    E  e  s e  s s s s s
e|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-2-----x--2----2-------|-(2)-------2--x-2--x-2-2-2-2-|
D|-2-----x--2----2-------|-(2)-------2--x-2--x-2-2-2-2-|
A|-0-----x--0----0-------|-(0)-------0--x-0--x-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------|-----------------------------|

then at 5th & 7th meas. of Verse:

Gtr. 2: w/ Fill 1

then:

Pre-Chorus
----------
Gtr. 1: w/ Rhy. Fig. 2, 3 times, simile

then:

   Riff A               End Riff A
   N.C.(A5)

   s s s s e  s s s s s s e  s s
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-3h5-5-5-5--5-5-3h5-5-5-5--5-5-|

Gtr. 1: w/ Rhy. Fig. 2, 3 times

then:

Gtr. 1: w/ Riff A

then:

Chorus
------
Gtr. 1

   A5                       C                   D

   q     q     s  e.   e    s  s    q     q     e   e   s  s  S s
e|--------------------------12-12-|-12----12----14--14--14-14---x-|
B|-10----10----10-10---10/--13-13-|-13----13----15--15--15-15---x-|
G|--9-----9-----9--9----9/--12-12-|-12----12----14--14--14-14---x-|
D|--7-----7-----7--7----7/--------|-------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   A5                        G5            D/F#                A5                       C

   q     q     s  e    e   s s   q    q    e   e   s  s  S s   q     q     s  e.   e    s  s
e|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------------12-12-|
B|-10----10----10-10---10--x-8-|-8----8----10--10--10-10-----|-10----10----10-10---10/--13-13-|
G|--9-----9-----9--9----9--x-7-|-7----7-----7---7---7--7-----|--9-----9-----9--9----9/--12-12-|
D|--7-----7-----7--7----7--x-5-|-5----5-----7---7---7--7---7-|--7-----7-----7--7----7/--------|
A|-----------------------------|------------9---9---9--9-----|--------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|--------------------------------|

               D                   A5                        G5            D/F#

   q     q     e   e   s  s  S s   q     q     s  e.   e   s s   q    q    e   e   s  e.
e|-12----12----14--14--14-14---x-|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-13----13----15--15--15-15---x-|-10----10----10-10---10--x-8-|-8----8-----10--10--10-10\---|
G|-12----12----14--14--14-14---x-|--9-----9-----9--9----9--x-7-|-7----7-----7---7---7--7-\---|
D|-------------------------------|--7-----7-----7--7----7--x-5-|-5----5-----7---7---7--7-\---|
A|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|------------9---9---9--9-\---|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

then play: 1st Verse, 2nd Verse, Pre Chorus & Chorus

then:

Guitar Solo
-----------
Gtr. 1

   N.C.(F)                             (Am)

   W                  W                 H.           s s  e
e|------------------|-----------------|--------------7h10p7--|
B|------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
G|------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
D|------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
A|------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
E|------------------|-----------------|----------------------|

Gtr. 2

   Riff B
   N.C.(F)                                                       (Am)

   q    e  q        e   q       e   q        e   e   e  e  e       q     e   q     e   q
e|----------------------------|---------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|-----10-------10--10-------------|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|-----10H12----12--10-------------|----------------------------|
D|-----------_----------10----|-10-------------------12-10------|------------10----10--12----|
A|-8----8--10s12----12--------|----------------------------12\--|-/12----12------------------|
E|----------------------------|---------------------------------|----------------------------|

Gtr. 1

                              (F)

   (q)      q.     q.          q.        q.      q
e|-(7)\----\5------5---------|-5------------------------|
B|-----------------8B10------|-8B10------8~~~~~~--------|
G|---------------------------|-------------------7B9----|
D|---------------------------|--------------------------|
A|---------------------------|--------------------------|
E|---------------------------|--------------------------|

Gtr. 2

                    .     .
   e   q        e   q     q       e    e  q        e   q
e|------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|------------------------------|----------------------------|
G|-------_----------------------|----------------------------|
D|-12--12s14----14--12----10----|-----------_----------10----|
A|------------------------------|-8----8--10s12----12--------|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------|

Gtr. 1

                              (Am)

   (e)  q.      e.    s q      q.       q.     q
e|---------------------------|------------------------|
B|---------------------------|------------------------|
G|-(9)--7~~~~~~-5H7---5------|----------5------7B9----|
D|----------------------7----|-5H7--------------------|
A|---------------------------|------------------------|
E|---------------------------|------------------------|
                                               let ring

Gtr. 2

                                       (Am)

   e  q        e   s  s  e   e   e       q     e   q     e   q
e|------------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----10-------10--10-----------------|----------------------------|
G|----10H12----12--10h12p10-----------|----------------------------|
D|-10------------------------12-------|------------10----10--12----|
A|-------------------------------12\--|-/12----12------------------|
E|------------------------------------|----------------------------|

Gtr. 1

   (e)  q    e   e  q.
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-(9)--8-------------------|
D|-----------7B8r7--5~~~~~~-|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|
   let ring

Gtr. 2

                       End Riff B
                    .     .
   e   q        e   q     q
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-------_----------------------|
D|-12--12s14----14--12----10----|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

Gtr. 1

   Gtr. 2: w/ Riff B
  (F)                                                         (Am)

   q.        e  h             (e)   e  E  q        q     e     q.         q     e   e   e
e|-----------5--8B10--------|-(10)--x------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-8B10---------------------|-------------15B17----15----13--|-15B17------15----13--15--13~~-|
G|--------------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|

                                     (F)

   (q)        q        q     e         s  s   e+h          q
e|------------15B17----15-----------|-----------------------------|
B|-(13)~~~~~~----------------15B17--|-r15p13--15~~~~~~~~~~-13~~~~-|
G|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|-----------------------------|

                               (Am)

   (h)          e   e   q       e   e+h.               (h.+e.)             s
e|----------------------------|----------------------|------------------------|
B|-(13)~~~~~~~~---------------|-13-------------------|------------------------|
G|--------------14--12--14----|-----14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-(14)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----|
D|----------------------------|----------------------|---------------------x\-|
A|----------------------------|----------------------|---------------------x\-|
E|----------------------------|----------------------|---------------------x\-|

Interlude
---------
Gtr. 2

                                               play 3 times
     Gtr. 1 tacet
     D5       Db5      C5         B5       Bb5   A5         Eb5      D5       Db5

     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  s s     e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
e||--------------------------|---------------------------||-------------------------|
B||*-------------------------|--------------------------*||-------------------------|
G||--7--7--7--6--6--6--5--5--|-5--4--4--4--3--3--2-------||-8--8--8--7--7--7--6--6--|
D||--7--7--7--6--6--6--5--5--|-5--4--4--4--3--3--2-------||-8--8--8--7--7--7--6--6--|
A||*-5--5--5--4--4--4--3--3--|-3--2--2--2--1--1--0--0-0-*||-6--6--6--5--5--5--4--4--|
E||--------------------------|---------------------------||-------------------------|

      C5       B5    Bb5

   e  e  e  e  e  e  e  s s
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-6--5--5--5--4--4--3------|
D|-6--5--5--5--4--4--3------|
A|-4--3--3--3--2--2--1--0-0-|
E|--------------------------|

then play Chorus

then:

Out-Chorus
----------
Gtr. 1

   B5                       D                   E

   q     q     s  e.   e    s  s    q     q     e   e   s  s  S s
e|--------------------------14-14-|-14----14----16--16--16-16---x-|
B|-12----12----12-12---12/--15-15-|-15----15----17--17--17-17---x-|
G|-11----11----11-11---11/--14-14-|-14----14----16--16--16-16---x-|
D|--9-----9-----9--9----9/--------|-------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   B5                        A5               E/G#

   q     q     s  e    e   s s    q     q     e   e   s  s  S s
e|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-12----12----12-12---12--x-10-|-10----10----12--12--12-12-----|
G|-11----11----11-11---11--x-9--|--9-----9-----9---9---9--9-----|
D|--9-----9-----9--9----9--x-7--|--7-----7-----9---9---9--9---9-|
A|------------------------------|-------------11--11--11--9-----|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   A5                       C                   D

   q     q     s  e.   e    s  s    q     q     e   e   s  s  S s
e|--------------------------12-12-|-12----12----14--14--14-14---x-|
B|-10----10----10-10---10/--13-13-|-13----13----15--15--15-15---x-|
G|--9-----9-----9--9----9/--12-12-|-12----12----14--14--14-14---x-|
D|--7-----7-----7--7----7/--------|-------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   A5                        G5            D/F#               A5
                                                              .
   q     q     s  e.   e   s s   q    q    e   e   s  e.      q    H.
e|-----------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------||
B|-10----10----10-10---10--x-8-|-8----8----10--10--10-10\---|-------------------||
G|--9-----9-----9--9----9--x-7-|-7----7-----7---7---7--7\---|-2-----------------||
D|--7-----7-----7--7----7--x-5-|-5----5-----7---7---7--7\---|-2-----------------||
A|-----------------------------|------------9---9---9--9\---|-0-----------------||
E|-----------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------||
            
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