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"Redbone" by Childish Gambino
Tabbed by Kenneth Wesley and Vishnu Sriram
I'd love if you checked out my Youtube channel: kenempa :)

Enjoy!

Note: Fairly confident that this song is tuned at 432Hz in D# Minor, as opposed to the typical 440Hz.
Relative to 440Hz, this is about 32 cents flat in D# Minor.

Riff Tab

E|------------------------------9-|-----------------------------------|
B|--11-9-7-6------------------7---|--11-----------9-------------------|
G|-----------6----8-------6-8-----|---------10-11---11----------------|
D|-------------8------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

E|------------------------------9-|-----------------------------------|
B|--11-9-7-6------------------7---|--11--------9-7--------------------|
G|-----------6---8--------6-8-----|----------------6h8----------------|
D|-------------8------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

[Intro]
B C# D#m

[Verse 1]
B      C#    D#m
Daylight
                                 B         C#    D#m
I wake up feeling like you won't play right
                                        B         C#   D#m
I used to know, but now that shit don't feel right
                       B     C#   D#m
It made me put away my pride

B      C#    D#m
So long
                                B      C#    D#m
You made a nigga wait for some, so long
                                        B         C#    D#m
You make it hard for a boy like that to know wrong
                               B      C#    D#m
I'm wishing I could make this mine, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
       D#m 
If you want it, yeah
        G#m    G#m F#m
You can have it, oh, oh, oh
       Fdim     
If you need it, oooh
C#              D#m
We can make it, oh
       G#m    G#m F#m
If you want it
        F      (Bb)(switches to D# major)
You can have it

[Chorus]
Bb           B C# 
But stay woke
       D#m
Niggas creepin'
          B C#
They gon' find you
               D#m
Gon' catch you sleepin' (Oooh)
Bb            B C#
Now stay woke
       D#m
Niggas creepin'
              B     C#m      D#m
Now don't you close your eyes

[Verse 2]
B       C#  D#m
Too late
                                      B       C#  D#m
You wanna make it right, but now it's too late
                                     B       C#  D#m
My peanut butter chocolate cake with Kool-Aid
                           B   C#  D#m
I'm trying not to waste my time


[Pre-Chorus] (This chorus I'm following the bassline, which is different from the first one)
       B        C#     D#m (Optional A# before the B, or any combination of these 3 chords as per the bassline
If you want it, yeah
        B        C#     D#m
You can have it, oh, oh, oh
       B        C#     D#m    
If you need it, oooh
       B        C#     D#m 
We can make it, oh
       B        C#     D#m 
If you want it
F            (A#) (switches to D# major)
You can have it, aaaaaah!


[Chorus]
Bb           B C# 
But stay woke
       D#m
Niggas creepin'
          B C#
They gon' find you
               D#m
Gon' catch you sleepin' (Oooh)
Bb            B C#
Now stay woke
       D#m
Niggas creepin'
              B     C#m      D#m
Now don't you close your eyes
Bb           B C#  

But stay woke
       D#m
Niggas creepin'
          B C#
They gon' find you
               D#m
Gon' catch you sleepin' (Oooh)
Bb            B C#
Now stay woke
       D#m
Niggas creepin'
              B     C#m      D#m
Now don't you close your eyes


[Outro]
Repeat: D#m G#m F#m Fdim C#m
        D#m G#m F#m Fdim ---

(Piano plays A's and D's in octaves and by single notes.)

            
            
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mitch.castrission 10 Nov 28, 2016 06:44 PM

I don't understand why you haven't put the chorus the same as the verse? What's with the random B#????????

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daniel.brown10101 10 Dec 17, 2016 05:00 PM

Hey, just wondering if anyone knows how off the tuning is exactly? I'm currently trying to do a total bass cover for it and it really bothers me that whenever I try to write new parts it sounds slightly out :P

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puddingpops 14 Dec 19, 2016 02:57 AM, edited at 08:00 am

Hey! Sorry I didn't figure it out when I posted the correction. That was driving me crazy when I tried to figure out the chords. But I just messed with the tuning in my DAW, and it seems to be in 432Hz, the most popular tuning besides 440Hz, in the key of D#/Eb minor. Try it out. Sounds good for me when I play along.

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