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Cant 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
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov