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Intro (can't hear it that well so it might be a little off):

e|------12h14-12-14b-14-12-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------14b-14-12-14b-14-14-14-14b-14-14-14-14b==-------|
G|--14---------------------------------------------------------------14-11-|
D|14--14-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------12/14--------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------14bb-11-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|12--14---------12--------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verses:

e|---------------------7-7--6-7-7--6-7-7------------------------7-7--6-7-7-|
B|---------------------7-7--6-7-7--6-7-7------------------------7-7--6-7-7-|
G|---------------------7-7--6-7-7--6-7-7------------------------7-7--6-7-7-|
D|--------5------------6-6--5-6-6--5-6-6-----------5------------6-6--5-6-6-|
A|7-7-5-7---5-7-7-7----7-7--6-7-7--6-7-7---7-7-5-7---5-7-7-7----7-7--6-7-7-|
E|-----------------3-5--------------------------------------3-5------------|

e|6-7-7--12\---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|6-7-7--12\---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|6-7-7--12\---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|5-6-6--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|6-7-7--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat this same thing for most of the song. You can use open strings for the first riff 
(before the chords)to make it a little easier, but I think it gives you more tone if 
just do it this way. By the way those chords are E9 and Eb9.

Chorus:

He does the little verse riff, then goes into a short chord progression:

D9     E9     G9

After G9, he basically does a mini-solo until the next verse, but you can't really hear 
over the singing and drums, so sorry but I can't tab it.

Then after a few more verses, there's a drum/horn break, and then the guitar doubles the 
line for a while:

e|----5bb==----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|5-8------5-8-8-5-5-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Again, a few more verses, then towards the end (beginning at about 3:10), he plays a 
riff, which he repeats a few times with variations:

e|------------------7\-----------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------7\-----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------7\-----------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------6\-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-77--77--77-5-----7\-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------7-5--------------------------------------------------------|

The variations on this pretty much just consist of E,D,B,and A (5th and 7th fret on the 
and E strings) being used in different sequences before playing the E9 chord.

Lastly, he plays a pretty basic E9 thing until the end of the song:

e|-------7\----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------7\----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------7\----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------6\----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-77-77-7\----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat this as needed.


Congratulations, you can now play one of the best funk songs ever with a relative degree 
accuracy. Have fun, and keep in mind that this is my first tab, but I'm 99% sure that 
tab is completely correct, though I might be missing a few parts that you can't really hear.

Hilliss

            
            
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majskanoner 75 May 03, 2016 12:50 PM, edited at 04:51 pm

Sounds good to me, except I think in the intro it's

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