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I Could Have Lied









By: David Harrison (blaze@interlog.com)
  w/correction by James Harding (insperatus@home.com)
Song: "I Could Have Lied" by "RHCP"
Album: "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" (1991)

This is, in my opinion, one of the best songs the Chili Peppers have ever
made. It's not very hard to play but you might need to practice the solo's
for a while before you're able to play them well without having to look at
the tab sheet.


[Intro/Verse] - Guitar 1

(00:00)6x - (00:49)6x - (01:37)1x - (02:25)6x
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----0---4-----0---4-----0---4/(7)-7---5---4---------|
A|-0h2---2-----2---2-----2---2-------0-----------5-----|
E|-------------------------------------------3-------3-|


[Verse Fills] - Guitar 1

Fill 1: (00:30) (00:53) 
 E|---------|
 B|--2h3p2--|
 G|---------|
 D|---------|
 A|---------|
 E|---------|


[Verse Fills] - Guitar 2

           Fill 1: (00:53)  Fill 2: (01:14)
            |----------|      |-------|
            |----------|      |-------|
            |--10\7-7--|      |--2/4--|
            |----------|      |-------|
            |----------|      |-------|
            |----------|      |-------|

Fill 4: (01:22)    Fill 5: (02:55)    Fill 6: (02:59)
   E|-----|          |-------|         |---------|
   B|--0--|          |-------|         |---------|
   G|--4--|          |--7\6--|         |--6h7p6--|
   D|-----|          |-------|         |---------|
   A|-----|          |-------|         |---------|
   E|-----|          |-------|         |---------|


[Pre-Chorus] - Guitar 1

(00:42)1x - (01:30)1x
E|-----|-----|--0--|--0--| ************************
B|--4--|--7--|--0--|--0--| * These are just the   *
G|--4--|--7--|--6--|--4--| * chords. You'll have  *
D|--4--|--7--|--7--|--5--| * to figure out the    *
A|--2--|--5--|--7--|--5--| * rhythm for yourself. *
E|-----|-----|--5--|--3--| ************************


[Chorus 1] - Guitar 1

(01:44)2x - (03:06)2x
E|------|------|------|------| **************************
B|--12--|--15--|--10--|-- 8--| * Once again, these are  *
G|--12--|--16--|--11--|-- 9--| * just the chords and    *
D|--14--|--17--|--12--|--10--| * you can figure out the *
A|------|------|------|------| * rhythm for yourself.   *
E|-(12)-|-(15)-|-(10)-|--(8)-| **************************


[Solo 1] (01:58)

 - Guitar 1
E|--2--|--2--|--0--|--0--|
B|--3--|--3--|--0--|--0--|
G|--4--|--4--|--6--|--4--|
D|--4--|--4--|--7--|--5--|
A|--2--|--2--|--7--|--5--|
E|-----|-----|--5--|--3--|

 - Guitar 2
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------7--7--7-7-7---7-|
G|-------------------------------------------7-------------9---|
D|--------------------7--9b~~~9r-----------9-------------------|
A|---------5-----7/9--------------10----10---------------------|
E|-/7----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7---7--/10---8---7---------------------x------7-7----7-7---|
G|----9------------------7----7-7-9-7-9p7--x-9b-----9b-----9b--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--7--------7-------------------------------------------------|
B|7---7-10-----10---7-10-10p7--7h10p7----------------------8-7-|
G|------------------------------------9-7-7h9p7----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------9-7-9--9-9-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|7h8p7--------7------------------------------------------1517b|
G|------7------7--7----------------------------------14/16-----|
D|--------9-9-------9-9--9-7-9----------------1214/16----------|
A|------------------------------9----10---9/14-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------17---\15-14-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------15---------------------7------------|
G|----------------------------14----------7-9-7-9-9b~~~~~~~~~r-|
D|-------------------------------14\12-------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-7h9---7-7/9\5~~~~\4/5\4\2p0-|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|


[Solo 2] - Guitar 2 (w/[Chorus] - Guitar 1)

(03:19)1x
E|-11b---------------10-10-10--------------------------------|
B|------10-8-10b---8----------10b--10-8-10-8--10b---10b---10-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8---8-10-8-10-8------------------------x--101212-----1012-|
G|-----------------9-------9-7-9-7-9--7h9-x--------12912-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15121512--------12----------------------------------------|
G|--------------------14-12-14b-14b~r---------12-14-12-12b~r-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11-12-11-11b~r----------7----------------------7----|
D|-----------------------------9---9-9-----------5-7-7b~~~7r-|
A|---------------------------------------------7-------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------7-|
B|-------------------------------------------------8-|
G|-------------------------------------------------9-|
D|-5-7-5-7-5-------------------------/14--14--14---9-|
A|-----------/9~~~~\7----------7--7------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|


Part way into to the second solo change the [Chorus] to the following picking
pattern. It's still the same chords though...

[Chorus 2] - Guitar 1

(03:33)4x
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12----------12----------15----------15----------15---------|
G|-----12----------12----------16----------16----------16-----|
D|---------14----------14----------17----------17----------17-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10----------10-----------8-----------8-----------8---------|
G|-----11----------11-----------9-----------9-----------9-----|
D|---------12----------12----------10----------10----------10-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


Well, there it is! I hope you think I did a good job but even if you didn't
you can e-mail me with any corrections or additions you have. Thanx!



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pat440 14 wrote on February 5 2002, 12:00 am

a kick arse tab for an unreal song, this is the shit

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DiCanio 14 wrote on March 14 2002, 12:00 am

Qality tab for a quality song, well done man.

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macq226 15 wrote on May 15 2002, 12:00 am

hey it is a great tab, but is you want to make it easyer in the intro near the end instead of play a 5 on the A you can play a 0 on the D string just a hint well sick tab hope to se more o ya work

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