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GIVE IT AWAY
-Red Hot Chili Peppers-

Lyrics & music: Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante, Chad Smith
From the album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)

Tabbed by Linus Olsson (Linuso@hotmail.com)


This song is one of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' best, and it is also one of their hardest
songs ever to tab. I've seen a lot of different tabs on the net, and none of them are
totally correct. Even this tab is probably wrong on some places. But anyway, here is my
try on the song:


Tab key:

()  = ghost
^   = hold note
*b* = bend the note a little to make a short noise
h   = hammer on
+   = quickly rub your plectrum up and down on the strings while holding the notes
/   = slide up. left note is starting point, right note is ending point
\   = slide down. left note is starting point, right note is ending point
x   = muted string



Intro:
======

e:---------------------12-------12-------12-------12-------12--------
B:-----------13+----------12-11----12-11----12-11----12-11----12-11--
G:-----------12+-----------------------------------------------------
D:---7+--------------------------------------------------------------
A:---0+--------------------------------------------------------------
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------

e:-------------------xxxxxxxx---
B:-----------13+-----xxxxxxxx---
G:-----------12+-----xxxxxxxx---
D:---7+--------------xxxxxxxx---
A:---0+-------------------------
E:------------------------------



Verse:
======

e:---------------------------------------------------------
B:--------------------------------------------5--5---------
G:---------7--6-5-------------------------7-8--------------
D:---(7)-------------x-5--5h7----(7)------------------7----
A:---(0)-------------------------(0)-----------------------
E:---------------------------------------------------------


e:---------------------------------------------------------
B:---------------------------------------------------------
G:---------7--6-5-------------------------7-8----5---------
D:---(7)-------------x-5-xx-5----(7)------------------7----
A:---(0)-------------------------(0)-----------------------
E:---------------------------------------------------------



Chorus:
=======

e:------------------------------------------
B:------------------------------------------
G:---------------------(Keep on pumping-----
D:---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---through the chorus)--
A:---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------------------
E:------------------------------------------



The Guitar Solos:
=================

As you already may know, the solos in this song are just different guitar loops played
backwards. I have made up two riffs for you which sound much like the CD if you play them.
Use a waah-waah pedal or other effects to get that "blurry" sound.

'X' marks the start of a new measure. There are four beats from one 'X' to another.
'*' is a beat.

First solo:

    X      *      *      *      X      *      *      * 
e:------------------------------------------------------------
B:------------------------------------------------------------
G:--9--9-9-9---7h9--------------11--12----10---------7--------
D:------------------------------------------------------------
A:------------------------------------------------------------
E:------------------------------------------------------------

    X      *      *      *      X      *      *      *
e:------------------------------------------------------------
B:------------------------------------------------------------
G:--9----9/12--------14-----15-----14-----12-------------14---
D:------------------------------------------------------------
A:------------------------------------------------------------
E:------------------------------------------------------------

    X      *      *      *      X      *      *      *
e:------------------------------------------------------------
B:------------------------------14---------------15-----------
G:--16---15----14-------------------------16------------------
D:------------------------------------------------------------
A:------------------------------------------------------------
E:------------------------------------------------------------

    X      *      *      *      X           *           *          *
e:------------------------------20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5--
B:-----14-----15-----17-----------------------------------------------------
G:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
D:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A:--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E:--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Second solo:

    X      *      *      *      X      *      *      *
e:------------------------------------------------------------
B:------------------------------------------------------------
G:------7-----9---12^-----------12/15^---------------14-------
D:--9---------------------------------------------------------
A:------------------------------------------------------------
E:------------------------------------------------------------

    X      *      *      *      X      *      *      *
e:------------------------------------------------------------
B:------------------------------------------------------------
G:--12h14-----------------------9*b*--------------------------
D:------------------------------------------------------------
A:------------------------------------------------------------
E:------------------------------------------------------------
     /\                          /\
    /  \                        /  \
     ||                          ||
 Hold down 12 and keep          Keep bending until the end
 hammering on 14 until          of the solo
 next X


NOTE: During both solos, another guitar keeps pumping on this chord:

e:--------
B:--------
G:--------
D:---9----
A:---7----
E:---0----



Ending:
=======

First part: (3:30 - 3:50)
e:-------------------------------------20+---
B:--------------13+---------------22+--19+---
G:--------------12+---------------20+--------
D:---7+-------------------7+-----------------
A:---0+-------------------0+-----------------
E:-------------------------------------------

Second part: (3:51 - 4:10)
e:-------------------------------------------------------------
B:-------------------------------------------------------------
G:-------7-6-5^-------------------------7-6*b*---5^------------
D:--(7)----------------------------(7)-------------------------
A:--(0)----------------------------(0)-------------------------
E:-------------------------------------------------------------

e:-------10-9-8^-----------------------------------------------
B:-------------------------------------------------------------
G:--------------------------------------7-6*b*---5^------------
D:--(7)----------------------------(7)-------------------------
A:--(0)----------------------------(0)-------------------------
E:-------------------------------------------------------------

Third part: (4:11 - END)
                                  (x3)         
e:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G:---------------7\6\5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|-----------------------------------|
D:--7---7-7-7-7--7\6\5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|--7---7-7-7-7--x-7--x-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
A:--7---7-7-7-7--5\4\3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|--7---7-7-7-7--x-7--x-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
E:--5---5-5-5-5------------------------|--5---5-5-5-5--x-5--x-5-5-5-5-5-5--|

Play third part with disortion. Repeat this riff until the song ends. The song ends 
on an A5 chord (x022xx).


Enjoy!

For comments, corrections, questions etc. mail to: Linuso@hotmail.com
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untitled039 242 Aug 14, 2006 10:38 AM

Its good enough to give someone an idea of how to play it, but its not accurate

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_RATM_ 47 Oct 10, 2006 06:43 PM

yeah i agree...but it is fun just to improvise through the whole thing, from what you got

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Benjammin610 51 Nov 02, 2006 09:01 AM

u r gay

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