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My bass transcription for that great song from Red Hot...
It's only my version maybe not by the book but inspired and perfect to play...
sure Flea won't mind me liking his line... although I made it more available for most musicians...
So try it before refusing it... no doubt you'll be convinced !!
Enjoy, vote and rate !!
Bruno Frenchy

Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album: Californication
Tempo: 97 BPM
Tuning: EADG

IIntro 00:00                  play x2
G|-----9--9/7h9p7----7~--7--------||-----9--9/7h9p7-----7~--7---------|
D|-7~-------------10-------10--9--||-7~--------------10-------10--9---|
A|--------------------------------||-------------------~--------------|
E|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|

Verse 1: 00:20
G|-----9--9/7h9p7----7~--7--------||------9--9/7h9p7------------------|
D|-7~-------------10-------10--9--||--7~--------------10----10--9-----|
A|--------------------------------||--------------------8~-------10---|
E|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|
Psychic spies from China
Try to steal your mind's elation
Little girls from Sweden
Dream of silver screen quotations
00:30
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------0----|
E|----8------8---8----3--3--3----3--\---1--1-1/3-------|
If you want these kind of dreams
It's Californication

Bridge: 00;35
G|-----9--9/7h9p7----7~--7--------||-----9--9/7h9p7-----7~--7---------|
D|-7~-------------10-------10--9--||-7~--------------10-------10--9---|
A|--------------------------------||-------------------~--------------|
E|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|

Verse 2: 00:45
G|-----9--9/7h9p7----7~--7--------||------9--9/7h9p7------------------|
D|-7~-------------10-------10--9--||--7~--------------10----10--9-----|
A|--------------------------------||--------------------8~-------10---|
E|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|
It's the edge of the world
And all of western civilization
The sun may rise in the East
At least it settled in a final location
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------0----|
E|----8------8---8----3--3--3----3--\---1--1-1/3-------|
It's understood that Hollywood
Sells Californication

Pre Chorus1: 01:00
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10-------------------10---9----------|
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8----------10-------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10-------------------10/14/10--9-----|
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8---------------10--|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus: 01:10
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10-------------------10---9----------| x2
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8----------10-------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
Pay your surgeon very well
To break the spell of aging
Celebrity skin is this your chin
Or is that war you're waging
01:21
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10-------------------10---9----------| x2
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8----------10-/-3---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
First born unicorn
Hard core soft porn

Chorus1: 01:30
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------| x2
A|--3---------5--5-7-----------0--2--3-----|
E|----3--3-5---------5---5~----------------|
Dream of Californication
Dream of Californication


Bridge: 01:40
G|-----9--9/7h9p7----7~--7--------||-----9--9/7h9p7-----7~--7---------|
D|-7~-------------10-------10--9--||-7~--------------10-------10--9---|
A|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|

Verse 3: 01:50
G|-----9--9/7h9p7----7~--7--------||------9--9/7h9p7------------------|
D|-7~-------------10-------10--9--||--7~--------------10----10--9-----|
A|--------------------------------||--------------------8~-------10---|
E|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|
Marry me girl, be my fairy to the world
Be my very own constellation
A teenage bride with a baby inside
Getting high on information
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------0----|
E|----8------8---8----3--3--3----3--\---1--1-1/3-------|
And buy me a star on the boulevard
It's Californication

Bridge: 02:05
G|-----9--9/7h9p7----7~--7--------||-----9--9/7h9p7-----7~--7---------|
D|-7~-------------10-------10--9--||-7~--------------10-------10--9---|
A|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|

Verse 4: 02:15
G|-----9--9/7h9p7----7~--7--------||------9--9/7h9p7------------------|
D|-7~-------------10-------10--9--||--7~--------------10----10--9-----|
A|--------------------------------||--------------------8~-------10---|
E|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|
Space may be the final frontier
But it's made in a Hollywood basement
And, Cobain, can you hear the spheres
Singing songs off station to station
02:25
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------0----|
E|----8------8---8----3--3--3----3--\---1--1-1/3-------|
And Alderaan's not far away
It's Californication

Bridge: 02:30
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10-------------------10---9----------| x2
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8----------10-------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 5: 02:40
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10-------------------10---9----------| x3
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8----------10-------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
Born and raised by those who praise control of population
Well, everybody's been there and I don't mean on vacation
First born unicorn
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10-------------------10/14/10--9-----|
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8---------------10--|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
Hard core soft porn

Chorus: 02:59
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------| x3
A|--3---------5--5-7-----------0--2--3-----|
E|----3--3-5---------5---5~----------------|
Dream of Californication
Dream of Californication
Dream of Californication
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|--3---------5~~~-------------------------|
E|----3--3-5-------------------------------|
Dream of Californication

Instrumental: 03:19
G|----6-----------------6----------------|--------------7-------------|
D|-7-----------------7----7--------------|-------9----7------7-----2--|
A|------7-/-9--------------7-/-9---------|-----9----5------7-----2----|
E|-------------14/10---------------14/10-|---7-----------5-----0------|
03:34
G|----6--------------6------------||------------7-------------|
D|-7--------------7-----7---------||-----9----7-----7------2--|
A|------7-/-5-55--------7-/-5-55--||---9----5-----7------2----|
E|--------------------------------||-7----------5------0------|

G|------------7-------------|
D|-----9----7-----7------2--| x2
A|---9----5-----7------2----|
E|-7----------5------0------|

Reprise: 03:59
G|-----9--9/7h9p7----7~--7--------||-----9--9/7h9p7-----7~--7---------|
D|-7~-------------10-------10--9--||-7~--------------10-------10--9---|
A|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|

Verse 6: 04:08
G|-----9--9/7h9p7----7~--7--------||------9--9/7h9p7------------------|
D|-7~-------------10-------10--9--||--7~--------------10----10--9-----|
A|--------------------------------||--------------------8~-------10---|
E|--------------------------------||----------------------------------|
Destruction leads to a very rough road
But it also breeds creation
And earthquakes are to a girl's guitar
They're just another good vibration
04:18
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------0----|
E|----8------8---8----3--3--3----3--\---1--1-1/3-------|
And tidal waves couldn't save the world
From Californication

Pre-chorus: 04:23
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10-------------------10---9--------|
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8----------10-----|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10---------------------------------|
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8--7--5--3--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

Verse 7: 04:33
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10-------------------10---9--------| x3
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8----------10-----|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
Pay your surgeon very well
To break the spell of aging
Sicker than the rest
There is no test
But this is what you're craving
First born unicorn
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-7-7-7-7--9-10-------------------10---9-/-14~~~-|
A|-0~--------------------8---8--8----8------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|
Hard core soft porn

Final Chorus: 04:53
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------| x3
A|--3---------5--5-7-----------0--2--3-----|
E|----3--3-5---------5---5~----------------|
Dream of Californication
Dream of Californication
Dream of Californication
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|--3---------5~~~-------------------------|
E|----3--3-5-------------------------------|
Dream of Californication

End: 05:22


Tablature Legend ----------------
| S  slap
| P  pop
| x  mute note
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| g  grace note
| ~  vibrato
| ^  brush up
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