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Bicycle Song tab

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The Bicycle Song                          / = slide
Red Hot Chili Peppers                     x= left hand palm mute/dead note
By the Way                                h= hammer on
2003
Tabbed by Alex Salazar

           Intro/ Verse
             Figure 1:
  D maj.  Amaj.Bmin.
e----------5-5/-7-7-x-----------------|  palm mute
B-7-7-7-7--5-5/-7-7-x-----------------|  first time
G-7-7-7-7--6-6/-7-7-x-----------------|  only for
D-7-7-7-7--7-7/-9-9-x-----------------|  each verse
A-5-5-5-5--7-7/-9-9-x-----------------|
E----------5-5/-7-7-x-----------------|

           Figure 2:
Amaj.Gmaj.   DM Bmin. Amaj.  Gmaj.  Dm  Emin
e-5--3-3-3-3----7-7-----5---3-3-3-3-----7--7-------|
B-5--3-3-3-3-7--7-7-----5---3-3-3-3--7--8--8-------|
G-6--4-4-4-4-7--7-7-----6---4-4-4-4--7--9--9-------|
D-7--5-5-5-5-7--9-9-----7---5-5-5-5--7--9--9-------|
A-7--5-5-5-5-5--9-9-----7---5-5-5-5--5--7--7-------|
E-5--3-3-3-3----7-7-----5---3-3-3-3----------------|

                 Pre-Chorus
Fig.1
  Cmaj.   Dmaj.   Emin.
e-----------------------------------------|
B-----5-------7-----------7-8-7-----------|
G-------5-------7-----9---------7---------|
D---5-------7-------9---9-----------------|
A-3-------5-------7-----------------------|
E-----------------------------------------|

Fig.2
e------------------5-----5-----5-----5-----|
B-----5-------7------3-----3-----3---------|
G-------5-------7------4-----4-----4-------|
D---5-------7------------------------------|
A-3-------5--------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|

                         Chorus
  Gmaj.             Dmaj.             Cmaj.
e-------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
B-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
G-12-12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-11-11-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E-------------------x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|

      Gmaj.            Dmaj.                      Cmaj.
e-------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-8--8--8--8--8--8--10-10-10-10-10-10-|
B-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
G-12-12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-11-11-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-x--x--x--x--x--x--|
E-------------------x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|

   Gmaj.            Dmaj.                      Cmaj.
e-------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
B-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
G-12-12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-11-11-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
E-------------------x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|

   Gmaj.            Dmaj.             Cmaj.
e-------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-8--8--|
B-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-8--8--|
G-12-12-12-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-11-11-9--9--|
D-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-|
A-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-|
E-------------------x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|

                             solo
e---h-----------------------|
B-5---7-8-7-5-5-------------|
G---------------7-7---------|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

e---h-----------------------h------------------------|
B-5---7-8-7-5-5-----5-----5---7-5-----5-------h------|
G---------------7-7-----7---------7-7-----7-7---9----|
D---------------------5-----------------5------------|
A-------------------------------------------------7--|
E----------------------------------------------------|

e---h-----------------------|
B-5---7-8-7-5-5-------------|
G---------------7-7---------|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|
                                                  Emin
e---h-----------------------h---------------------7---|
B-5---7-8-7-5-5-----5-----5---7-5-----5-------h---8---|
G---------------7-7-----7---------7-7-----7-7---9-9---|
D---------------------5-----------------5-------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------|
  Gm    Fm Em
e-10-10-9--7-|
B-11-11-10-8-|
G-12-12-11-9-|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|

Intro/Verse
Fig1.x2
Fig2.x1
Fig.1x2
Fig.2x1½ the half play this
  Gmaj.    DM Emin
e-3-3-3-3-----7--7-------|
B-3-3-3-3--7--8--8-------|
G-4-4-4-4--7--9--9-------|
D-5-5-5-5--7--9--9-------|
A-5-5-5-5--5--7--7-------|
E-3-3-3-3----------------|

Pre-Chorus
Fig.1x3
Fig.2x1

Chorusx1

Solox1

Order of Song
Verse
Pre-Chorus
Chorus
Verse
Pre-Chorus
Chorusx2- For the first time play the second line of the bridge for the
          fourth line.
Solo

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Ilya_G 10 Oct 09, 2009 09:57 PM

Great tab *****

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