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CAN'T STOP
                      As recorded by Red Hot Chili Peppers
                        (From the 2002 Album BY THE WAY)

Words and Music by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Arranged by Aidan Hampson
Transcribed by Aidan Hampson

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Clean'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Clean (With Tremelo)'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Distorted'


   [Intro]
    Slow Funk-Rock Q=88
    N.C.
   4/4
    Gtr I
      ~   ~   ~~~~~~  ~           ~   ~   ~~~~~~  ~
    S E S E S S +S  S E S S E   S E S E S S +S  S E S S E
e||----------------------------|-----------------------------||
B||o---------------------------|----------------------------o||
G||----------------------------|-----------------------------||
D||----------------------------|-----------------------------||
A||o-5-7-5-7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-7---|-5-7-5-7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-7----o||
E||----------------------------|-----------------------------||


     ~         ~~~~~~                ~   ~   ~~~~~~  ~
   S E S E   S S +S  S S S S S E   S E S E S S +S  S E S S E
e|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-5-7-5-7b8r5-7-(7)-5---7-5-7---|-5-7-5-7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-7---|
E|---------------------7---------|---------------------------|


     ~   ~   ~~~~~~  ~           ~   ~   ~~~~~~  ~
   S E S E S S +S  S E S S E   S E S E S S +S  S E S S E
e|---------------------------|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-5-7-5-7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-7---|-5-7-5-7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-7---|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|


   Em7                             Dsus2
   S S e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S
e|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7------|
D|-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0--|
A|-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------------|


   Bmadd4                        Cadd9
   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S E
e|-----------------------------|---------------------------||
B|-----------------------------|---------------------------||
G|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9---||
D|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x---||
A|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x---||
E|-7-7---7-7-7-7-x-------7-7-7-|-8-8---8-8-8-8-x-------8-8-||


    Verse
     Em7                             Dsus2
     S S e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S
e||--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B||o-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G||------7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|
D||--------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-|
A||o-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----|
E||--------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   Bmadd4                        Cadd9
   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S E
e|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9-----|
D|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x-----|
A|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x-----|
E|-7-7---7-7-7-7-x-------7-7-7-|-8-8---8-8-8-8-x-------8-8---|


   Em7                             Dsus2
   S S e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S
e|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|
D|-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-|
A|-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   Bmadd4                        Cadd9
   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S E
e|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9------|
D|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------|
A|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------|
E|-7-7---7-7-7-7-x-------7-7-7-|-8-8---8-8-8-8-x-------8-8----|


   Em7                             Dsus2
   S S e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S
e|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|
D|-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-|
A|-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   Bmadd4                        Cadd9
   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S E
e|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9------|
D|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------|
A|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------|
E|-7-7---7-7-7-7-x-------7-7-7-|-8-8---8-8-8-8-x-------8-8----|


   Em7                             Dsus2
   S S e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S
e|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7------|
D|-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0--|
A|-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------------|


   Bmadd4                      Cmaj7
   E e E S S S S S S +S  S E   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
e|---------------------------|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7---x-x-||
B|---------------------------|---8-----8-----8-----8-----8-x-x-||
G|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9-9-|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----x-x-||
D|---x---------x-x-----------|---------------------------------||
A|---x---------x-x-----------|---------------------------------||
E|-7-7---7-7-7-7-x-----------|---------------------------------||


  [Chorus]

   G        D             Bm       Cmaj7
   E. S S S E E E E S S   E. S S S  E  E  E  E E
e|-3--3-3---------------|-----------7--7--7--7-x-|
B|-3--3-3-x-7-7-7-7-x-x-|-7--7-7-x--8--8--8--8-x-|
G|-4--4-4-x-7-7-7-7-x-x-|-7--7-7-x--9--9--9--9-x-|
D|-5--5-5-x-7-7-7-7-x-x-|-9--9-9-x-10-10-10-10-x-|
A|-x--x-x---5-5-5-5-----|-x--x-x----x--x--x--x---|
E|-3--3-3---------------|-7--7-7----8--8--8--8---|


   G        D               Bm       Cmaj7           G        D
   E. S S S E +E  E E S S   E. S S S  E  E  E  E E   E. S S S E +E  E E S S
e|-3--3-3-----------------|-----------7--7--7--7-x-|-3--3-3-----------------|
B|-3--3-3-x-7-(7)-7-7-x-x-|-7--7-7-x--8--8--8--8-x-|-3--3-3-x-7-(7)-7-7-x-x-|
G|-4--4-4-x-7-(7)-7-7-x-x-|-7--7-7-x--9--9--9--9-x-|-4--4-4-x-7-(7)-7-7-x-x-|
D|-5--5-5-x-7-(7)-7-7-x-x-|-9--9-9-x-10-10-10-10-x-|-5--5-5-x-7-(7)-7-7-x-x-|
A|-x--x-x---5-(5)-5-5-----|-x--x-x----x--x--x--x---|-x--x-x---5-(5)-5-5-----|
E|-3--3-3-----------------|-7--7-7----8--8--8--8---|-3--3-3-----------------|


   Bm       Cmaj7           G        D           Bm7 Cmaj7
   E. S S S  E  E  E  E E   E. S S S E E E E E    q   H.
e|-----------7--7--7--7-x-|-3--3-3-------------|------7------||
B|-7--7-7-x--8--8--8--8-x-|-3--3-3-x-7-7-7-7---|-10---8-----o||
G|-7--7-7-x--9--9--9--9-x-|-4--4-4-x-7-7-7-7---|--7---9------||
D|-9--9-9-x-10-10-10-10-x-|-5--5-5-x-7-7-7-7---|--9--10------||
A|-x--x-x----x--x--x--x---|-x--x-x---5-5-5-5---|------------o||
E|-7--7-7----8--8--8--8---|-3--3-3-------------|-------------||


  [Bridge]

   Em                    D                D6
   E  E E  E E  E E  E   E  E E  E E  E E  E
e|---------------------|---------------------|
B|---12---12---12---12-|---10---10---10---12-|
G|---12---12---12---12-|---11---11---11---11-|
D|---14---14---14---14-|---12---12---12---12-|
A|---14---14---14---14-|---12---12---12---12-|
E|---------------------|---------------------|


   Bm        Bm7        C              D
   E E E E E  E E E   E  E E  E E  E E  E
e|----------------7-|---------------------|
B|---7---7---10---8-|----8----8----8---10-|
G|---7---7----7-----|----9----9----9---11-|
D|---9---9----9-----|---10---10---10---12-|
A|---9---9----9-----|--------10---10---12-|
E|------------------|---------------------|


   Em               C/B  D                D6
   E  E E  E E  E E  E   E  E E  E E  E E  E
e|---------------------|---------------------|
B|---12---12---12---13-|---10---10---10---12-|
G|---12---12---12---12-|---11---11---11---11-|
D|---14---14---14---14-|---12---12---12---12-|
A|---14---14---14---14-|---12---12---12---12-|
E|---------------------|---------------------|


   Bm                C                D
   E E E E E E E E   E  E E  E E  E E  E
e|-----------------|---------------------|
B|---7---7---7---7-|----8----8----8---10-|
G|---7---7---7---7-|----9----9----9---11-|
D|---9---9---9---9-|---10---10---10---12-|
A|---9---9---9---9-|---10---10---10---12-|
E|-----------------|---------------------|


   Em
   Gtr II
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|----12-------12----------------------------------|
B|-------12-------12----13----13-------13-------13-|
G|----------12-------12----12----12-------12-------|
D|-14-------------------------------14-------14----|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
 |
 | Gtr I
 |  E     E     E     E     E     E     E     E
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------12----------12----------12----------12----|
G|-------12----------12----------12----------12----|
D|-------14----------14----------14----------14----|
A|-------14----------14----------14----------14----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


   D                    D6
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|----10-------10----------------------------------|
B|-------10-------10----12----12-------12-------12-|
G|----------11-------11----11----11-------11-------|
D|-12-------------------------------12-------12----|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
 |
 |  E     E     E     E     E     E     E     E
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------10----------10----------10----------12----|
G|-------11----------11----------11----------11----|
D|-------12----------12----------12----------12----|
A|-------12----------12----------12----------12----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


   Bm7
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|---10-------10-------10----10-------10-------10-|
G|------11-------11-------11----11-------11-------|
D|-9-------12-------12-------------12-------12----|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
 |
 | E     E     E     E     E     E     E     E
e|-------------------------------------------7----|
B|-------7-----------7----------10-----------8----|
G|-------7-----------7-----------7----------------|
D|-------9-----------9-----------9----------------|
A|-------9-----------9-----------9----------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


   Cmaj7                              D
    S S  S S S S  S S S S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|----7------7------7---7-------------------|
B|-------8-----8------8-8----------10-------|
G|---------9------9--------9----------11----|
D|-10------------------------10s12-------12-|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
 |
 |  E    E   E    E   E    E     E     E
e|------------------------------------------|
B|-------8--------8--------8----------10----|
G|-------9--------9--------9----------11----|
D|------10-------10-------10----------12----|
A|---------------10-------10----------12----|
E|------------------------------------------|


   Em                         Emadd6
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|----12-------12----------------------------------|
B|-------12-------12----13----13-------13-------13-|
G|----------12-------12----12----12-------12-------|
D|-14-------------------------------14-------14----|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
 |
 |  E     E     E     E     E     E     E     E
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------12----------12----------12----------13----|
G|-------12----------12----------12----------12----|
D|-------14----------14----------14----------14----|
A|-------14----------14----------14----------14----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


   D                    D6
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|----10-------10----------------------------------|
B|-------10-------10----12----12-------12-------12-|
G|----------11-------11----11----11-------11-------|
D|-12-------------------------------12-------12----|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
 |
 |  E     E     E     E     E     E     E     E
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------10----------10----------10----------12----|
G|-------11----------11----------11----------11----|
D|-------12----------12----------12----------12----|
A|-------12----------12----------12----------12----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


   Bm7
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|---10-------10-------10----10-------10-------10-|
G|------11-------11-------11----11-------11-------|
D|-9-------12-------12-------------12-------12----|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
 |
 | E     E     E     E     E     E     E     E
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|-------7-----------7-----------7-----------7----|
G|-------7-----------7-----------7-----------7----|
D|-------9-----------9-----------9-----------9----|
A|-------9-----------9-----------9-----------9----|
E|------------------------------------------------|


       C
   S S  S S  S S  S  S +S   S  E  Q
e|---7-------7-------7-(7)--7--7--7---||
B|------8------8-----8-(8)--8--8--8---||
G|--------9-------9--9-(9)--9--9--9---||
D|------------------------------------||
A|------------------------------------||
E|------------------------------------||
 |
 | E    E    E    S  S  S   S  E  E E
e|------------------------------------||
B|------8----8----8--8--8---8--8--8---||
G|------9----9----9--9--9---9--9--9---||
D|-----10---10---10-10-10--10-10-10---||
A|-----10---10---10-10-10--10-10-10-0-||
E|------------------------------------||


  [Interlude]

   Gtr III
    H.         Q        H.       Q     H.       Q     Q.    E  +E   E  E  E
e|-------------------|--------------|--------------|------------------------||
B|-15b17------15b17--|-15-------15--|-12-------12--|------------------------||
G|-------------------|--------------|--------------|-12----12-(12)-12-12-12-||
D|-------------------|--------------|--------------|------------------------||
A|-------------------|--------------|--------------|------------------------||
E|-------------------|--------------|--------------|------------------------||


  [Verse]

    H         +E    Q      +E     H     +E   Q      +E
e|-----------------------------|------------------------|
B|-15b17=====(15)r-17b19r=(17)-|-15----(15)-15b17r=(15)-|
G|-----------------------------|------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------|


    H     +E   Q.      a  E  Q.    +E   E  Q
e|------------------|--------------------------|
B|-12----(12)-15----|--------------------------|
G|------------------|-12h14-12----(12)s11------|
D|------------------|---------------------14\--|
A|------------------|--------------------------|
E|------------------|--------------------------|


   Em7                             Dsus2
   Gtr I
   S S e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S
e|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|
D|-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-|
A|-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   Bmadd4                        Cadd9
   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S E
e|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9------|
D|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------|
A|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------|
E|-7-7---7-7-7-7-x-------7-7-7-|-8-8---8-8-8-8-x-------8-8----|


   Em7                             Dsus2
   S S e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S
e|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|
D|-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-|
A|-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   Bmadd4                        Cadd9
   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S E
e|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9------|
D|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------|
A|---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------|
E|-7-7---7-7-7-7-x-------7-7-7-|-8-8---8-8-8-8-x-------8-8----|


   Em7                             Dsus2
   S S e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S
e|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|
D|-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-|
A|-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   Bmadd4                      C
   E e E S S S S S S +S  S E   S     S  S S     S  S S     S  S S     S  S S     S  S S
e|---------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9-9-|-9b11r(9)-9-9b11r(9)-9-9b11r(9)-9-9b11r(9)-9-9b11r(9)-9-9--|
D|---x-----------x-------x-x-|-x--------x-x--------x-x--------x-x--------x-x--------x-x--|
A|---x-----------x-------x-x-|-x--------x-x--------x-x--------x-x--------x-x--------0-0--|
E|-7-7---7-7-7-7-x-------7-7-|-8-----8--8-8-----8--8-8-----8--8-8-----8--8-8-----8-------|


   Em7                             Dsus2
   S S e E S S S S S S +S  S S S   E e E S S S S S S +S  S S S
e|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7------|
D|-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0--|
A|-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------------|


   Bmadd4                    Cadd9
   E e E S S S S S S S S E   E S  S  S  S  S S S S S S S S S S
e|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|---7-9-----7-7---7-7-7-7-|---7h=9--9p=7--7-9-7-7-9-7-7-9-7-7--|
D|-----------x-x---x-x-x-x-|---x-----x-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
A|-----------x-x---x-x-x-x-|---x-----x-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|-7-----7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-|-8-8-(8)-8-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|


   E5N.C.
   e E Q  H      W
e|-------------|------*|
B|-------------|------*|
G|-------------|------*|
D|-------------|------*|
A|-7-----------|------*|
E|-------------|------*|


**********************************************************************************

W - whole; 
H - half; 
Q - quarter; 
E - 8th; 
S - 16th; 
T - 32nd; 
X - 64th; 
a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; 
. - note dotted; 
.. - note double dotted

 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

**********************************************************************************

            
            
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Davaris 103 Mar 09, 2007 11:33 PM

perfect man

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guitarkid2113 263 Mar 25, 2007 10:16 AM

Excellent tab. 5 stars.

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Paradox711 10 Apr 18, 2007 07:25 AM

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