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Californication Tab

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This is as correct as i can tell. The original you have on this site is 
definately incorrect however.

Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Tabbed by Chris Ford. 

Intro, and played throughout verse. The little trill is played by the bass, 
NOT by the guitar.
RIFF 1:
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------0--1-------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------0----2---------------------------
D-----------2---------------------------------------------------repeated-x4---
A------0-------------------------------3--------------------------------------
E--------------------------------1--------------------------------------------

Psychic spies from China 
Try to steal your mind’s elation 
Little girls from Sweden 
Dream of silver screen quotations
RIFF 2:
e------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------0------------------------------------------------------------2--------
D------------2---------------------------0----------------------3---------------------0--
A-----3----------------------------2-----------------------3---------------0---------------
E-----------------------------3-----------------------1---------------1--------------------- 
And if you want these kind of dreams...It’s 
Californica.....................tion
Repeat RIFF1 x 2, and throughout 2nd verse.

It’s the edge of the world 
And all of western civilization 
The sun may rise in the East 
At least it settles in the final location 
Repeat RIFF2.
It’s understood that Hollywood 
sells Californication 
RIFF 3: strum chords Aminor followed by F(without the top f on the E string) 
x 2, and
throughout following verse and beginning of Chorus:

Am
Pay your surgen very well
F                                                                             
To break the spell of ageing 
Am
Celebrity skin is this your chin
F
Or is that war your waging 

Chorus: 
Am                F
First born unicorn
Am                  F
Hard core soft porn 
C                   G    Dm     Am
Dream of Californication 
C                   G    Dm     
Dream of Californication 

Repeat RIFF 1 x2, and throughout next verse:
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
RIFF 2:
And buy me a star on the boulevard 
It’s Californication 
Repeat RIFF 1 x2, and throughout verse:

Space may be the final frontier 
But it’s made in a Hollywood basement 
Cobain can you hear the spheres 
Singing songs off station to station
Repeat RIFF 2: 
And Alderon’s not far away 
It’s Californication 
Repeat RIFF 3 x2, and throughout next verse as in previous ‘strumming’ verse:

Born and raised by those who praise 
Control of population everybody’s been there
and 
I don’t mean on vacation 

 Repeat Chorus

GUITAR SOLO 
e-------5----9---------------5----9-------------------------------------------------------
B------------------\8--7---------------\8--7------777---7----5---------------------5----
G-------------------------------------------------------------------66--------4-6--------
e-----------------------------5------9------12-------14---------5------9-----12----\15-14
B------9-----7----5----------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------6--------------------------------------------------------------------

e-----17---16----14---12---14--12--------12-----------------------12----------------
B--------------------------------------14---------14---14--14--14--------14---------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
e------/16\--14--12-------12------------------------12----------------------------------
B---------------------14-------14------12-----------------15-----14-------------------
G-----------------------------------------------14--------------------------14

----------- 

Repeat RIFF 1 x 2 and throughout verse:
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 
Repeat RIFF 2
And tidal waves couldn’t save the world 
>From Californication
Repeat RIFF 3 x 2 and throughout verse:
Pay your surgeon very well 
To break the spell of ageing 
Sicker than the rest 
There is no test 
But this is what you’re craving 

Repeat Chorus.

Thanks to www.getlyrics.com
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FallXFromXGrace 16 wrote on May 25 2006, 11:18 pm

Well this is a really good ta but I think that the solo is a little off. But good tab anyway.

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Dude... 368 wrote on September 11 2006, 11:27 am

The bass Backs up the trill at the beginning but t he guitar still plays it. Or so i'm told.

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Dude... 368 wrote on September 11 2006, 11:27 am

Sorry forgot...Good tab though

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