Red Hot Chili Peppers - Cant Stop tab

                      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
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~ ~~~~~~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~ ~ 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|-------------------------------|---------------------------||-------------------------------|---------------------------||-------------------------------|---------------------------||-------------------------------|---------------------------||-5-7-5-7b8r5-7-(7)-5---7-5-7---|-5-7-5-7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-7---||---------------------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|---------------------------|---------------------------||---------------------------|---------------------------||---------------------------|---------------------------||---------------------------|---------------------------||-5-7-5-7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-7---|-5-7-5-7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-7---||---------------------------|---------------------------|
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|-------------------------------|------------------------------||-------------------------------|------------------------------||-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7------||-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0--||-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0------||-------------------------------|------------------------------|
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|-----------------------------|---------------------------|||-----------------------------|---------------------------|||---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9---|||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x---|||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x---|||-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||--------------------------------|-----------------------------|||o-------------------------------|-----------------------------|||------7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|||--------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-|||o-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----|||--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
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|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9-----||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x-----||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x-----||-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|-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----||-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-||-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----||-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
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|-----------------------------|------------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------------||---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9------||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------||-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|-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----||-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-||-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----||-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
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|-----------------------------|------------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------------||---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9------||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------||-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|-------------------------------|------------------------------||-------------------------------|------------------------------||-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7------||-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0--||-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0------||-------------------------------|------------------------------|
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|---------------------------|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7---x-x-|||---------------------------|---8-----8-----8-----8-----8-x-x-|||---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9-9-|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----x-x-|||---x---------x-x-----------|---------------------------------|||---x---------x-x-----------|---------------------------------|||-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|-3--3-3---------------|-----------7--7--7--7-x-||-3--3-3-x-7-7-7-7-x-x-|-7--7-7-x--8--8--8--8-x-||-4--4-4-x-7-7-7-7-x-x-|-7--7-7-x--9--9--9--9-x-||-5--5-5-x-7-7-7-7-x-x-|-9--9-9-x-10-10-10-10-x-||-x--x-x---5-5-5-5-----|-x--x-x----x--x--x--x---||-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|-3--3-3-----------------|-----------7--7--7--7-x-|-3--3-3-----------------||-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-||-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-||-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-||-x--x-x---5-(5)-5-5-----|-x--x-x----x--x--x--x---|-x--x-x---5-(5)-5-5-----||-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.|-----------7--7--7--7-x-|-3--3-3-------------|------7------|||-7--7-7-x--8--8--8--8-x-|-3--3-3-x-7-7-7-7---|-10---8-----o|||-7--7-7-x--9--9--9--9-x-|-4--4-4-x-7-7-7-7---|--7---9------|||-9--9-9-x-10-10-10-10-x-|-5--5-5-x-7-7-7-7---|--9--10------|||-x--x-x----x--x--x--x---|-x--x-x---5-5-5-5---|------------o|||-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|---------------------|---------------------||---12---12---12---12-|---10---10---10---12-||---12---12---12---12-|---11---11---11---11-||---14---14---14---14-|---12---12---12---12-||---14---14---14---14-|---12---12---12---12-||---------------------|---------------------|
Bm Bm7 C D E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|----------------7-|---------------------||---7---7---10---8-|----8----8----8---10-||---7---7----7-----|----9----9----9---11-||---9---9----9-----|---10---10---10---12-||---9---9----9-----|--------10---10---12-||------------------|---------------------|
Em C/B D D6 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|---------------------|---------------------||---12---12---12---13-|---10---10---10---12-||---12---12---12---12-|---11---11---11---11-||---14---14---14---14-|---12---12---12---12-||---14---14---14---14-|---12---12---12---12-||---------------------|---------------------|
Bm C D E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|---------------------||---7---7---7---7-|----8----8----8---10-||---7---7---7---7-|----9----9----9---11-||---9---9---9---9-|---10---10---10---12-||---9---9---9---9-|---10---10---10---12-||-----------------|---------------------|
Em Gtr II S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|----12-------12----------------------------------||-------12-------12----13----13-------13-------13-||----------12-------12----12----12-------12-------||-14-------------------------------14-------14----||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
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| Gtr I| E E E E E E E E|-------------------------------------------------||-------12----------12----------12----------12----||-------12----------12----------12----------12----||-------14----------14----------14----------14----||-------14----------14----------14----------14----||-------------------------------------------------|
D D6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|----10-------10----------------------------------||-------10-------10----12----12-------12-------12-||----------11-------11----11----11-------11-------||-12-------------------------------12-------12----||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E|-------------------------------------------------||-------10----------10----------10----------12----||-------11----------11----------11----------11----||-------12----------12----------12----------12----||-------12----------12----------12----------12----||-------------------------------------------------|
Bm7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|------------------------------------------------||---10-------10-------10----10-------10-------10-||------11-------11-------11----11-------11-------||-9-------12-------12-------------12-------12----||------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E|-------------------------------------------7----||-------7-----------7----------10-----------8----||-------7-----------7-----------7----------------||-------9-----------9-----------9----------------||-------9-----------9-----------9----------------||------------------------------------------------|
Cmaj7 D S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|----7------7------7---7-------------------||-------8-----8------8-8----------10-------||---------9------9--------9----------11----||-10------------------------10s12-------12-||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E|------------------------------------------||-------8--------8--------8----------10----||-------9--------9--------9----------11----||------10-------10-------10----------12----||---------------10-------10----------12----||------------------------------------------|
Em Emadd6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|----12-------12----------------------------------||-------12-------12----13----13-------13-------13-||----------12-------12----12----12-------12-------||-14-------------------------------14-------14----||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E|-------------------------------------------------||-------12----------12----------12----------13----||-------12----------12----------12----------12----||-------14----------14----------14----------14----||-------14----------14----------14----------14----||-------------------------------------------------|
D D6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|----10-------10----------------------------------||-------10-------10----12----12-------12-------12-||----------11-------11----11----11-------11-------||-12-------------------------------12-------12----||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E|-------------------------------------------------||-------10----------10----------10----------12----||-------11----------11----------11----------11----||-------12----------12----------12----------12----||-------12----------12----------12----------12----||-------------------------------------------------|
Bm7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|------------------------------------------------||---10-------10-------10----10-------10-------10-||------11-------11-------11----11-------11-------||-9-------12-------12-------------12-------12----||------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E|------------------------------------------------||-------7-----------7-----------7-----------7----||-------7-----------7-----------7-----------7----||-------9-----------9-----------9-----------9----||-------9-----------9-----------9-----------9----||------------------------------------------------|
C S S S S S S S S +S S E Q|---7-------7-------7-(7)--7--7--7---|||------8------8-----8-(8)--8--8--8---|||--------9-------9--9-(9)--9--9--9---|||------------------------------------|||------------------------------------|||------------------------------------||
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| E E E S S S S E E E|------------------------------------|||------8----8----8--8--8---8--8--8---|||------9----9----9--9--9---9--9--9---|||-----10---10---10-10-10--10-10-10---|||-----10---10---10-10-10--10-10-10-0-|||------------------------------------||
Interlude Gtr III H. Q H. Q H. Q Q. E +E E E E|-------------------|--------------|--------------|------------------------|||-15b17------15b17--|-15-------15--|-12-------12--|------------------------|||-------------------|--------------|--------------|-12----12-(12)-12-12-12-|||-------------------|--------------|--------------|------------------------|||-------------------|--------------|--------------|------------------------|||-------------------|--------------|--------------|------------------------||
Verse H +E Q +E H +E Q +E|-----------------------------|------------------------||-15b17=====(15)r-17b19r=(17)-|-15----(15)-15b17r=(15)-||-----------------------------|------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------|
H +E Q. a E Q. +E E Q|------------------|--------------------------||-12----(12)-15----|--------------------------||------------------|-12h14-12----(12)s11------||------------------|---------------------14\--||------------------|--------------------------||------------------|--------------------------|
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|-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----||-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-||-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----||-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
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|-----------------------------|------------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------------||---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9------||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------||-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|-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----||-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-||-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----||-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
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|-----------------------------|------------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------------||---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9------||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------||---x---------x-x-------x-----|---x---------x-x-------x------||-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|-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------||-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7-----||-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0-||-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0-----||-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
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|---------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------||---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-9-9-|-9b11r(9)-9-9b11r(9)-9-9b11r(9)-9-9b11r(9)-9-9b11r(9)-9-9--||---x-----------x-------x-x-|-x--------x-x--------x-x--------x-x--------x-x--------x-x--||---x-----------x-------x-x-|-x--------x-x--------x-x--------x-x--------x-x--------0-0--||-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|-------------------------------|------------------------------||-------------------------------|------------------------------||-----7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-------|---7-9-------7-x-9-(9)-7------||-------------------------------|-0-----0-0-0-----------x-0-0--||-7-7-----7-7-7-----------7-7-7-|-----------------------0------||-------------------------------|------------------------------|
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|-------------------------|------------------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------------------||---7-9-----7-7---7-7-7-7-|---7h=9--9p=7--7-9-7-7-9-7-7-9-7-7--||-----------x-x---x-x-x-x-|---x-----x-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--||-----------x-x---x-x-x-x-|---x-----x-----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--||-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|-------------|------*||-------------|------*||-------------|------*||-------------|------*||-7-----------|------*||-------------|------*|
Duration Legend --------------- 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 Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration) Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi- bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff Tablature Legend ---------------- 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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