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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Ethiopia
From I'm With You

This song has some pretty fun time signatures and polyrhythms going on. It's hard enough 
getting rhythms right
in tablature anyway without the marvellous head-f*ck of the tasty rhythms going on here. 
This is the closest
approximation, it should look clear and obvious when listening to the track, id assume 
you're going to listen
to the track to get the rhythm anyway. So best of luck with that and I hope this tabs 
clear enough!

Just in case it helps, the verse, middle section and outro are all in 7/8, so you count 
7 quavers per bar.
Just to note though quite often Josh is playing a polyrhythm over Flea and Chad who are 
in 7/8 so counting
that probably won't help you when playing guitar for anything other than the main verse 
riff, unless of course
your adept at counting a rhythm and playing a polyrhythm over it.
The chorus is technically in 4/4 for the most part but it's easier to count 8/8 because 
they add on an extra
quaver on the last go round making it 3 bars of 8/8 and 1 bar of 9/8. So you'd count 8 
quavers per bar for 3
bars then you'd count 9 quavers for the last.



Intro

E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 ______
|
|   Intro cont.
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B--10------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  Verse
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G--9-9-------7-7---9-------------9----7-7---9--------------------------------------------|
| D-----------------------10-10--------------------10-10---------------------7---------7-\-|
| A---------------------------------------------------------------------5/7-------5/7------|
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|______


Verse cont.
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------9----7-7---9-------------9----7-7---9--------------------------------------------|
D----------------------10-10--------------------10-10---------------------7---------7-\-|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------5/7-------5/7------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------9----7-7---9-------------9----7-7---9--------------------------------------------|
D----------------------10-10--------------------10-10---------------------7---------7-\-|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------5/7-------5/7------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------9----7-7---9-------------9----7-7---9--------------------------------------------|
D----------------------10-10--------------------10-10---------------------7---------7-\-|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------5/7-------5/7------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus

E--0----0----0--0--0---0----0--------------0----0----0--0--0---1---0---1--0--3---0----|
B--1----1----1--1--1---0----0----1--1--1---1----1----1--1--1---3---3---3--3--5---5----|
G--2----2----0--0--0---0----0----2--2--2---2----2----0--0--0---2---2---2--2--4---4----|
D--2----2----2--2--2---0----0----3--3--3---2----2----2--2--2---0---0---0--0-----------|
A--0----0----3--3--3---2----2----3--3--3---0----0----3--3--3--------------------------|
E----------------------3----3----1--1--1----------------------------------------------|

E--0----0----0--0--0---0----0--------------0----0----0--0--0---1---0---1--1--3----3---|
B--1----1----1--1--1---0----0----1--1--1---1----1----1--1--1---3---3---3--3--5----5---|
G--2----2----0--0--0---0----0----2--2--2---2----2----0--0--0---2---2---2--2--4----4---|
D--2----2----2--2--2---0----0----3--3--3---2----2----2--2--2---0---0---0--0--2----2---|
A--0----0----3--3--3---2----2----3--3--3---0----0----3--3--3--------------------------|
E----------------------3----3----1--1--1----------------------------------------------|

  Solo
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------0--------------------5-------7fb-r--5--------5----------------------------------|
D-------0---------------5----7---------7-------------5/7-------------5-----------------------|
A-----------------5/7-----------------------------------------5/7---------7----3-h-5----3----|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 2
______
|
|   Solo cont.
| E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E--5------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  Verse gtr 1
| E--------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8----------|
| B--------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8----------|
| G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|   Verse gtr 2
| E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D--------------------------------------------------------------------------7---------7-\------|
| A---------------------------------------------------------------------5/7-------5/7-----------|
| E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|______


______
|
|   Verse gtr 1 cont.
| E--------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8-8-8-8-8--|
| B--------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8------8-8-8-8-8-8--|
| G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|   Verse gtr 2 cont.
| E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G-------------x----------------x--------------------------------------------------------------|
| D-------------x----------------x-------------------------------------------7---------7-\------|
| A---------------------------------------------------------------------5/7-------5/7-----------|
| E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|______


Chorus

E--0----0----0--0--0---0----0--------------0----0----0--0--0---1---0---1--0--3---0----|
B--1----1----1--1--1---0----0----1--1--1---1----1----1--1--1---3---3---3--3--5---5----|
G--2----2----0--0--0---0----0----2--2--2---2----2----0--0--0---2---2---2--2--4---4----|
D--2----2----2--2--2---0----0----3--3--3---2----2----2--2--2---0---0---0--0-----------|
A--0----0----3--3--3---2----2----3--3--3---0----0----3--3--3--------------------------|
E----------------------3----3----1--1--1----------------------------------------------|

E--0----0----0--0--0---0----0--------------0----0----0--0--0---1---0---1--1--3----3---|
B--1----1----1--1--1---0----0----1--1--1---1----1----1--1--1---3---3---3--3--5----5---|
G--2----2----0--0--0---0----0----2--2--2---2----2----0--0--0---2---2---2--2--4----4---|
D--2----2----2--2--2---0----0----3--3--3---2----2----2--2--2---0---0---0--0--2----2---|
A--0----0----3--3--3---2----2----3--3--3---0----0----3--3--3--------------------------|
E----------------------3----3----1--1--1----------------------------------------------|



Middle section
_______
|
|   Gtr 1
| E--12--------------------12--------------------12--------------------12----------------------|
| B--12--------------------12--------------------12--------------------12----------------------|
| G--12--------------------12--------------------12--------------------12----------------------|
| D--x---------------------x---------------------x---------------------x-----------------------|
| A--14--------------------14--------------------14--------------------14----------------------|
| E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|   Gtr 2
| E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D--------------5---------------------5---------------------5---------------------5-----------|
| A--7----7--5-----7-5-7---7----7--5-----7-5-7---7----7--5-----7-5-7---7----7--5-----7-5-7-----|
| E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|______


_______
|
|   Gtr 1
| E--15--------------------15--------------------12--------------------12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
| B--12--------------------12--------------------12--------------------12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
| G--12--------------------12--------------------12--------------------12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
| D--x---------------------x---------------------x---------------------x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
| A--14--------------------14--------------------14--------------------14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
| E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|   Gtr 2
| E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D--------------5---------------------5---------------------5---------------------5-----------|
| A--7----7--5-----7-5-7---7----7--5-----7-5-7---7----7--5-----7-5-7---7----7--5-----7-5-7-----|
| E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|______


  Gtr 2
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|
A--5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7--|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--5--|
A--5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 3
______
|
|   Gtr 2
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| A--7-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|   Gtr 1
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G------------7-7---9-------------9----7-7---9--------------------------------------------|
| D-----------------------10-10------------------x-10-10---------------------7---------7-\-|
| A---------------------------------------------------------------------5/7-------5/7------|
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|______


______
|
|   Gtr 2
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B--10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10------|
| G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|   Gtr 1
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G--9-9-------7-7---9-------------9----7-7---9--------------------------------------------|
| D-----------------------10-10--------------------10-10---------------------7---------7-\-|
| A---------------------------------------------------------------------5/7-------5/7------|
| E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|______


Chorus

E--0----0----0--0--0---0----0--------------0----0----0--0--0---1---0---1--0--3---0----|
B--1----1----1--1--1---0----0----1--1--1---1----1----1--1--1---3---3---3--3--5---5----|
G--2----2----0--0--0---0----0----2--2--2---2----2----0--0--0---2---2---2--2--4---4----|
D--2----2----2--2--2---0----0----3--3--3---2----2----2--2--2---0---0---0--0-----------|
A--0----0----3--3--3---2----2----3--3--3---0----0----3--3--3--------------------------|
E----------------------3----3----1--1--1----------------------------------------------|

E--0----0----0--0--0---0----0--------------0----0----0--0--0---1---0---1--1--3----3---|
B--1----1----1--1--1---0----0----1--1--1---1----1----1--1--1---3---3---3--3--5----5---|
G--2----2----0--0--0---0----0----2--2--2---2----2----0--0--0---2---2---2--2--4----4---|
D--2----2----2--2--2---0----0----3--3--3---2----2----2--2--2---0---0---0--0--2----2---|
A--0----0----3--3--3---2----2----3--3--3---0----0----3--3--3--------------------------|
E----------------------3----3----1--1--1----------------------------------------------|


Outro
  Gtr 1
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

______
|
|   Gtr 1 cont.
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B--10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10--|
| G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  Gtr 2
|   PM .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D-----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5--|
| A--5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7-5h7---|
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|______

______
|
|   Gtr 1
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B--10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10--|
| G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  Gtr 2
|   . .
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B---------------------------------------------------------------9--------------------|
| G---------------------------------------------------------------9--------------------|
| D---------------------------------------------------------------10-------------------|
| A--7------------------------------------------------------------11-------------------|
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|______


______
|
|   Gtr 1 (Fade out)
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B--10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10----10--------------------------------|
| G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|   Gtr 2
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| B--9---------------------9---------------------9---------------------9---------------|
| G--9---------------------9---------------------9---------------------9---------------|
| D--10--------------------10--------------------10--------------------10--------------|
| A--11--------------------11--------------------11--------------------11--------------|
| E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|______


Have fun slipping into that groove, I hope this helped.

Dave

P.s Please feel free to email me: Big_dave699@hotmail.com


(Just in case)
Guitar Tablature Legend

h - Hammer on
p - Pull off
/ - Slide up
\ - Slide down
fb - Full bend
r - Release bend
x - Finger mute
PM - Palm mute

            
            
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