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No capo / How John Plays.
This Version is Based on an "Under the Bridge" lesson by the RHCP Guitarist John Frusciante
Located here.            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU_sxusyuoI

This was the first song I ever learned to play and after 7 years learning and relearning it over and over
          I think I got it fairly down pat.

No capo

  D                         F#                        D
  F#                       D                       F#                      D

     *Instead of a lot of lines with the tab I'm going to try to jot down the individual chord.. 
         ..Positions next to the word 
      1. (so B chord can be  B:799877 or B:7998xx)
      2. Chords without the numbers next to it all whole chords 

E:x7999x     B:7998xx
Sometimes I feel
     A|-9/11----11\|     Ab:466xxx   A:5776xx
Like I don't have    a   part.........ner

E:x7999x    B:7998xx
Sometimes I feel
      C#      A
Like my only friend

        E:x7999x     B:7998xx
Is the city     I    live in
  A|-9/11--|     Ab:4664xx  A:5776xx
The city   of     ang........els

E:x7999x    B:7998xx
Lonely as I am
C#           A       Emaj7:x79897
Together we cry

[Main Verse Riff/Progression:]
1.This is the main portion, there are muted strums between come chords but 
     I don't want the tab to be messy or confusing to look at.
2. the notes in () are from the album, not necessarily what John plays. 
|-------9------8-----8h9p--------9-----4--6-----------9-----8----8------8------9-- 9\--6------8----|

I drive on her streets                         It's hard to believe
'Cause she's my companion                      That there's nobody out there
I walk through her hills                       It's hard to believe
'Cause she knows who I am                      That I'm all alone
She sees my good deeds and                     At least I have her love
She kisses me windy and                        The city she loves me
I never worry                                  Lonely as I am
Now that is a lie                              Together we cry
**Chorus**                                       **Chorus**

                For B CHord   >   1.Mute all with Pointer Finger
                                  2.Bar 11s with Ring Finger 
                                  3.Pinky on 12
 F#m        E                    B               F#m             D.U.P.U 
|----11-----9-9----9-------------11-11-11-11------11---11-11-----x-x-x-x---|No D.U.D.U on 4th repeat

I don't ever wanna feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way
I don't ever want to feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all that way (yeah yeah yeah)

[2nd Verse tab -same as the first]


   A          C               G          F

Under the bridge downtown
Is where I drew some blood
Under the bridge "
I could not get enough
Under the bridge "
Forgot about my love
Under the bridge "
I gave my life away (yeah yeah yeah)
Ooh no (no no yeah yeah)
Here I stay yeah yeah

Electric or Acoustic
   Fmaj7: or 133210         E: or 022100                Gmaj7 35543x: or 330033(Gmaj)
|----12--| x12@           |---10---|x8              |----14----|x8
|----10--|                |----9---|                |----12----| 
|----10--|                |----9---|                |----12----|
|----10--|                |----9---|                |----12----| 
|--------|                |--------|                |----------| 
|--------|                |--------|                |----------|

   A          C               G          F

Here I stay...
**Final repeat-----------
   A          C               G          F           A


| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down


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615lfg30 97 Jan 09, 2016 05:30 AM

This tab is great but on the outro don't you think that the 14th fret on the high e string should be a 15? As you even listed the G chord as an alternative? Sounds way better imo

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ARProffitt 433 Jan 20, 2016 08:04 PM

It's actually 'Gmaj7' instead of 'G'. I put the bar chord down even though I always play my 'G's as 320033 (Gmaj). I re-watched that part of JF's lesson and it appears at 3:33 that he does play that 'e' string at the 14th fret. But, IMO part of playing music (even covers) is taking the more attractive sounds that are more specific to you and elaborating on them.

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maskbehind 119 Feb 07, 2016 03:28 PM, edited on August 25 2016, 09:14 am

Great tab! But I believe it's an F# major and not minor (in the intro)

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