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                             Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Tabbed by: Gopchu
E-mail: incoldnovemberrain@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard

Personnel:
Anthony Kiedis - vocal
John Frusciante - guitar, backing vocals
Flea - bass
Chad Smith - drums

Genre: Alternative Rock

Chords used in songs:

   Am     F    Dm   Fmaj7   C    G7    C#m   G#    F#m
e|--0--|-----|--1--|--0--|--3**|--1--|-----|-----|--9--|---------------------|
B|--1--|-----|--3--|--1--|--1--|--0--|--4--|-----|--10-|---------------------|
G|--2--|--2--|--2--|--2--|--0--|--0--|-----|--4--|--11-|---------------------|
D|--2--|-----|--0--|--3--|--2--|--0--|--5--|-----|-----|---------------------|
A|--0--|--3--|-----|--0--|--3--|--2--|--3--|--5--|-----|---------------------|
E|-----|--1--|-----|-(1)*|-----|--3--|-----|--3--|-----|---------------------|

* - It's optional to play Fmaj7 with 1. treat of the E string
** - Frusciante plays C chord in this songs with 4. finger on a 3. treat of the e string

First I'm going to split song in parts, then I'm going to show how to play whole song together.


[Intro]

   Am    ***F        Am       F 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----0-1---------------0-1-------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------0-2---------------0-2----------------------------------------|
D|---2-----------------2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-0----------3------0----------3--------------------------------------------|
E|----------1-----------------1----------------------------------------------|

*** - Transition in intro is played by the bass.


[Transition:]

  C#m       G#       F        Dm
e|---------------------------------1-----------------------------------------|
B|-----4-------------------------3-3-----------------------------------------|
G|--------------4--------2---------2-----------------------------------------|
D|---5---5---------------------0---0-----------------------------------------|
A|-3----------5---5----3----3------------------------------------------------|
E|----------3--------1-------------------------------------------------------|


[Pre-Chorus]

   Am                            Fmaj7
   ↓  ↓ ↑ ↓  ↓ ↑ ↓ ↑ ↓  ↓  ↓ ↑    ↓  ↓ ↑ ↓  ↓ ↑ ↓ ↑ ↓  ↓  ↓ ↑
e|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0----0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0----------------|
B|-1--1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1--1--1-1----1--1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1--1--1-1----------------|
G|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2--2-2----2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2--2-2----------------|
D|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2--2-2----3--3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3--3--3-3----------------|
A|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0----0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0----------------|
E|-------------------------------(1--1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1--1--1-1)**-------------|


[Chorus 1:]
You need to play 4 chords while he is singing "Dream of californication"

   C       G7      Dm      Am      C       G7     Dm
   ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓    ↑ ↓
e|-3--3-3--1--1-1--1--1-1--0--0-0--3--3-3--1----x-1--------------------------|
B|-1--1-1--0--0-0--3--3-3--1--1-1--1--1-1--0----x-3--------------------------|
G|-0--0-0--0--0-0--2--2-2--2--2-2--0--0-0--0----x-2--------------------------|
D|-2--2-2--0--0-0--0--0-0--2--2-2--2--2-2--0----x-0--------------------------|
A|-3--3-3--2--2-2----------0--0-0--3--3-3--2----x----------------------------|
E|---------3--3-3--------------------------3----x----------------------------|


[Chorus 2:]
Same as the first chorus

   C       G7      Dm      Am      C       G7      Dm      Am
   ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑
e|-3--3-3--1--1-1--1--1-1--0--0-0--3--3-3--1--1-1--1--1-1--0--0-0------------|
B|-1--1-1--0--0-0--3--3-3--1--1-1--1--1-1--0--0-0--3--3-3--1--1-1------------|
G|-0--0-0--0--0-0--2--2-2--2--2-2--0--0-0--0--0-0--2--2-2--2--2-2------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   C       G7      Dm      Am      C       G7     Dm
   ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓  ↓ ↑  ↓    ↑ ↓
e|-3--3-3--1--1-1--1--1-1--0--0-0--3--3-3--1----x-1--------------------------|
B|-1--1-1--0--0-0--3--3-3--1--1-1--1--1-1--0----x-3--------------------------|
G|-0--0-0--0--0-0--2--2-2--2--2-2--0--0-0--0----x-2--------------------------|
D|-2--2-2--0--0-0--0--0-0--2--2-2--2--2-2--0----x-0--------------------------|
A|-3--3-3--2--2-2----------0--0-0--3--3-3--2----x----------------------------|
E|---------3--3-3--------------------------3----x----------------------------|


[Solo]

   F#m            F#m
e|----9---------|----9---------|---------------------|-----------------------|
B|-10-----------|-10-----------|---------------------|-----------------------|
G|-----11b12-11-|-----11b13-11-|-11-11-11-11p9-------|------9-11b13-9--------|
D|--------------|--------------|---------------11-11-|-9-11-----------11-----|
A|--------------|--------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
E|--------------|--------------|---------------------|-----------------------|

e|----9-12-14~-|----9-12-14b16r14-14~-|-17-16-14--14-------------------------|
B|-10----------|-10-------------------|---------17--17-14-17-14-14-----------|
G|-------------|----------------------|-------------------------16b18--------|
D|-------------|----------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|-------------|----------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|-------------|----------------------|--------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14----14----17-14-19b20-17-14-17-14-------17-15-14------------------------|
G|-16b18-16b17-------------------------16-14----------14~--------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Song:

Intro: x2

[Verse 1]
(Intro x1):
Psychic spies from China
Try to steal your mind's elation
Little girls from Sweden
Dream of silver screen quotations

(Transition x1):
And if you want these kind of dreams
It's Californication

Intro: x1

[Verse 2]
(Intro x1):
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

(Transition x1)
It's understood that Hollywood
Sells Californication

[Pre-Chorus:] x2

[Verse 3]
(Pre-Chorus x2)
Pay your surgeon very well
To break the spell of aging
Celebrity skin is this your chin
Or is that war your waging

[Chorus 1]
(Pre-Chorus x2)
First born unicorn
Hard core soft porn

(Chorus 1 x1)
Dream of Californication
Dream of Californication

Intro: x1

[Verse 4]
(Intro x1)
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

(Transition x1)
And buy me a star on the boulevard
It's Californication

Intro: x1

[Verse 5]
(Intro x1)
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

(Transition x1)
And Alderon's not far away
It's Californication

Pre-Chorus: x2

[Verse 6]
(Pre-Chorus x2)
Born and raised by those who praise
Control of population everybody's been there and
I don't mean on vacation

[Chorus 2]
(Pre-Chorus x2)
First born unicorn
Hard core soft porn

(Chorus 2 x1)
Dream of Californication
Dream of Cailfornication
Dream of Californication
Dream of Cailfornication

Guitar Solo

Intro: x1

[Verse 6]
(Intro x1)
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

(Transition)
And tidal waves couldn't save the world
From Californication

Pre-Chorus: x2

[Verse 7]
(Pre-Chorus x2)
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

[Chorus 3]
(Pre-Chorus x2)
First born unicorn
Hard core soft porn

(Chorus 2 x1)
Dream of Californication
Dream of Cailfornication
Dream of Californication
Dream of Cailfornication



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| ↓   Down
| ↑   Up

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Actual song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlUKcNNmywk


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