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Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Song: Funky Monks
Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
Written By: John Frusciante, Michael “Flea” Balzary, Chad Smith and Anthony Kiedis
Tabbed By: Adam Seto

Wow….it took me a grand total of about 2 or 3 hours to tab this whole freakin’ song! I 
to keep flipping through the song, tabbing out what I could and I ended up with this. 
I hope you guys enjoy, because I busted my chops over this tab. At least it’s the whole song. Peace out.

_________________________________________________________________________________________

[Intro]

Acoustic (finger picking)

With the finger picking, use the index finger and thumb, pull the string outward and 
to make a twanging sound.

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3b----3-3-3b---------3b---------5b6-5-------------|
G|-----3b----3-3-3b---------3b---------5b6-5--3/5~-3p0---|
D|---------5---------5--3h5-----5p3p0--------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|--3----------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|------3b-----3-3-3------------------------*5b6-5-|
G|-(0)--3b-----3-3-3h4p3--------------------*5b6-5-|
D|----------5------------5--3h5p3------------------|
A|--------------------------------5--3/1-----------|
E|--0h3--------------------------------------1--1--|
                                            *A second clean guitar plays higher part here
_________________________________________________________________________________________

[Pre-Verse]

Clean (finger picking)

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5-------|
G|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3/5~-|
D|---------5---------5--3h5----5-------------------5---------5--3h5-----5-------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0h3-------------------------------------0h3---------------------------------------|
¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬________________________________________________________________


[Verse 1]

e|------------------------------------------|    |-----------------------------6---5-|
B|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3--|    |------3----3-3-3-----3-------------|
G|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3--|    |------3----3-3-3-----3----/7--\5---|
D|---------5---------5--3h5----5------------| x3 |--------5--------3h5---5-----------| x1
A|------------------------------------------|    |-----------------------------------|
E|--0h3-------------------------------------|    |--0h3------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-3-3----------------5b6-5--3--|
G|------3-----3-3-3----------------5b6-5--3--|
D|---------5---------5--3h5p3----------------|
A|----------------------------5-\3-----------|
E|--0h3--------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3--|
G|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3--|
D|---------5---------5--3h5----5------------| x3
A|------------------------------------------|
E|--0h3-------------------------------------|
_________________________________________________________________________________________


[Chorus 1]

e|-------------------------------0--|--------------------------------|
B|--2---1---4-4/3---4-4\3-----------|-2---1---4-4/3--4-4/3-----------|
G|--2---0---3-3/2---------2p0--1----|-2---0---3-3/2--------2p0--1----|
D|----------5-5/4-------------------|---------5-5/4---------------2--|
A|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------0--|------------------------------------------------|
B|--2---1---4-4/3---4-4\3-----------|-2---1---4-4/3----------------------------------|
G|--2---0---3-3/2---------2p0--1----|-2---0---3-3/2----------------------------------|
D|----------5-5/4-------------------|---------5-5/4----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|------------------6-5p3-0--6---5p3-0--5p3-0-----|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------------------3h5-|
_________________________________________________________________________________________


[Verse 2]

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5-------|
G|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3/5~-|
D|---------5---------5--3h5----5-------------------5---------5--3h5-----5-------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0h3-------------------------------------0h3---------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------6---5-|
B|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3-------3----3-3-3-----3-------------|
G|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3-------3----3-3-3-----3----/7--\5---|
D|---------5---------5--3h5----5-------------------5--------3h5---5-----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0h3--------------------------------------0h3------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-3-3------------------5b6-5--3--|
G|------3-----3-3-3------------------5b6-5--3--|
D|---------5---------5--3h5p3------------------|
A|----------------------------5--3/1-----------|
E|--0h3----------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3--|
G|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3--|
D|---------5---------5--3h5----5------------| x3
A|------------------------------------------|
E|--0h3-------------------------------------|
_________________________________________________________________________________________


[Chorus 2]

e|-------------------------------0--|--------------------------------|
B|--2---1---4-4/3---4-4\3-----------|-2---1---4-4/3--4-4/3-----------|
G|--2---0---3-3/2---------2p0--1----|-2---0---3-3/2--------2p0--1----|
D|----------5-5/4-------------------|---------5-5/4---------------2--|
A|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------0--|------------------------------------------------|
B|--2---1---4-4/3---4-4\3-----------|-2---1---4-4/3----------------------------------|
G|--2---0---3-3/2---------2p0--1----|-2---0---3-3/2----------------------------------|
D|----------5-5/4-------------------|---------5-5/4----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|------------------6-5p3-0--6---5p3-0--5p3-0-----|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------------------3h5-|
_________________________________________________________________________________________


[Bridge]

                           ~~    ~~          ~~~~~
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--9b10r9b10r9b10r910r9-7h9---7h9---7h9p7h9-7-----9---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                  .
                                                                                         
           ~~~
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--15b17--15------------------12---------------------------------|
G|-------------16-14-16-------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------14b16-----14b16r14-14-12-----------------|
A|------------------------------------------------14-12-14-12-----|
E|------------------------------------------------------------10b-|

                         ~~~~          *use wah and dist. on the pick scrape
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>|
E|--12-10-12b13r12---12-10--------7\\\->>>>>>>>>>>>>|

_________________________________________________________________________________________


[Solo] (Dist.)
     ~~~       ~~~  ~~~    ~~              ~~~
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------3b-3---------3b-------5b7-3b----------3b------------------|
A|-3h5---------3b---5-----3b-5-------------5--------3b-5--3b-5------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------1b---|

                                                                   ~~~           ~~~
e|-----------------|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--13-------------|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----12p13-------|--12b14--10b------------------------------10b11-11--------------|
D|-----------------|---------------12p10-12-12p10-12-12p10-12-----------12p10-12-12-|
A|-----------------|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 *Play 12x at slow-medium pace

          ~~~~
e|-----------------------|
B|--15p13-15------15p13--|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|
_________________________________________________________________________________________


[Verse 3] Clean

e|------------------------------------------|    |-----------------------------6---5-|
B|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3--|    |------3----3-3-3-----3-------------|
G|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5--3--|    |------3----3-3-3-----3----/7--\5---|
D|---------5---------5--3h5----5------------| x3 |--------5--------3h5---5-----------| x1
A|------------------------------------------|    |-----------------------------------|
E|--0h3-------------------------------------|    |--0h3------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-3-3----------------5b6-5--3--|
G|------3-----3-3-3----------------5b6-5--3--|
D|---------5---------5--3h5p3----------------|
A|----------------------------5-\3-----------|
E|--0h3--------------------------------------|

                                         tr~~~~~~~~
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5------------|
G|------3-----3-3-3----------3----5b6-5---3-5------|
D|---------5---------5--3h5----5-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|--0h3--------------------------------------------|

                                         tr~~~~~~~~
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|------3-----3-3-------------3----5b6-5-----------|
G|------3-----3-3h5p3---------3----5b6-5---3-5-----|
D|---------5----------5--3h5----5------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|--0h3--------------------------------------------|
_________________________________________________________________________________________


[Chorus 3]

e|-------------------------------0--|--------------------------------|
B|--2---1---4-4/3---4-4\3-----------|-2---1---4-4/3--4-4/3-----------|
G|--2---0---3-3/2---------2p0--1----|-2---0---3-3/2--------2p0--1----|
D|----------5-5/4-------------------|---------5-5/4---------------2--|
A|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------0--|------------------------------------------------|
B|--2---1---4-4/3---4-4\3-----------|-2---1---4-4/3----------------------------------|
G|--2---0---3-3/2---------2p0--1----|-2---0---3-3/2----------------------------------|
D|----------5-5/4-------------------|---------5-5/4----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|------------------6-5p3-0--6---5p3-0--5p3-0-----|
E|----------------------------------|--------------------------------------------3h5-|
_________________________________________________________________________________________


[Outro] Repeat until end fade

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--15b16---15b16---15b16-----------------15b16---15b16---15b16---------------15b16-|
G|--15b16---15b16---15b16---------16-14---15b16---15b16---15b16---------16-14-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------12h14---------------------------------12h14-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
_________________________________________________________________________________________

END

:)



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/or\   Legato slide   (slide to the next note without striking it)
b      Bend           (assume as quarter bend if it is by itself. Ex, 3b NOT 3b4)
r      Release bend   (release bend back to original position)
h      Hammer-on      (strike note with fretting hand without the pick attack)
p      Pull-off       (quickly pull fretting hand off of the note without pick attack)
~~~    Vibrato        (rapidly bend and release to give a tremolo effect)
()     Ghost Note     (note rung out into other notes)
tr~~   Trill          (hammer-on and pull-off rapidly between the 2 notes shown)
.      Staccato notes (make the note short and choppy)
+      Tapping        (use pick or index finger to hammer on note)
>      Pick scrape    (scrape the pick down the strings towards the bridge)
<      Pick scrape    (scrape pick down the strings towards headstock) 

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guitarkid2113 263 Apr 02, 2007 09:30 AM

Finally a Funky Monks tab that actually has the outros! Sweet, I don't have my guitar right now, but I will try it out after I get out of school... it looks good though.

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Guitarlegend89 51 Apr 29, 2007 03:42 AM

PRETTY GOOD!

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bb_phobia 124 May 29, 2007 12:15 PM

I did this tab before I was registered...

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