Red Hot Chili Peppers - My Friends Chords & Tabs

 

My Friends Chords & Tabs

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Tab:My Friends.
Title:My Friends
Band:Red Hot Chili Peppers
Date:6/7/2005
Email:spannerdan@hotmail.com
name:Daniel West
nickname:AngryGoldfish

                 My friends by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hi there.  This is my first tab to post online and I hope it is alright for all you hard 
Red Hot Chili Peppers fans out there like myself.  If you have a better tab or if you 
you can do a better one, or even if you just won't to make a few corrections on mine, feel
free to email me on spannerdan@hotmail.com
OK then.  This is one of my favorite Chili Peppers songs and although there is already a 
tab of this song I thought i might do my version with a little help from a book!  There 
technically four guitars in this song, John likes to use the Jimmy Page technique of recording
many separate guitar parts and layering them over each other.  The name Jimmy  
it is 'The Guitar Army'!  But if you don't have a recording studio and all the stuff, like myself
and you just want to play it live while singing or at home or whatever, then I'll give you the main
acoustic guitar first on its own and the solo part from the electric as well.  The rest of the tab
for all the instruments is quite long so I won't tab it, unless 
is a want for it!

Guitar 1 - Standard tuning(low to high) Acoustic
Guitar 2 - Standard tuning. Electric with mild distortion, probably around low to medium area of
gain.

Let ring throughout.

Moderately slow - 84

Intro:Rhy fig 1


     Dsus2                Dmadd9            G/B             Cadd9
e-----------0-----------------------0----|-------------------------------------------------]
B-----------3-----------------------3----|----------3--------------------------------------]
G------2---------------------0h2---------|----------0--------------------0h2p0--0--0-------]
D0-------------0----3----------------3--|------0-----------------0h2-----------2----------]
A----------------------------------------|--2------------2---3-----------------------------]
E----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------]
     Dsus2                   Dmadd9                            G
e------------0----------------------0---------(0)--|---------------------------------------]
B------------3-------3--------------3---3----------|-----------------3-----------3---------]
G-------2----------------2---2----2----------------|-----------------0-------0---0---------]
D---0------------0-------3-------------------------|-----------------0-------0-------------]
A--------------------------------------------------|-----------2-------------2----------3--]
E--------------------------------------------------|-----3-------------------3-------------]

e----------------]
B-------3---3--3-]
G-------0---0----]
D0h2------------]
A----------------]
E----------------]


Verse'1:Rhy Fig 2

    "My friends are   so depressed........"

   Dsus2             Dmadd9**                    G/B               Cadd9
e-----------0-------------------0----------|--------------0--------------------------------]
B-----------3-------------------3----------|--------------3---------------------3---3------]
G-------2---2----2--------2----(2)---------|--------------0---------------------0---0------]
D---0-----------------3-----------------3--|---------0-------------------0h2-------(2)-----]
A------------------------------------------|-----2-------------2----3----------------------]
E------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------]


......questions of your  loneliness"

   Dsus2                 Dmadd9
e-------------0-------------------0--------------|
B-------------3---3---------------3--------(3)---|
G--------2----2-------2------2-------------------|
D----0--------0-----------3-------------3--------|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|

             "Con - fide        'cause    I'll be on your  side.

  G                Cadd9                   D               Cadd9
e---------3------3--3-------3--3--3--3--|--------3p2-0-------------0-----------------------]
B---------3------3--3-------3--3--3--3--|--------3-----------------3-----3-----------------]
G---------0---0--0--0-------0-----0-----|-----2---------2------2---2---2-------------------]
D-----0-------0-----x-------------------|--0----------------3------------------------------]
A-------------------3-------------------|--------------------------------------------------]
E3----------------(x)------------------|--------------------------------------------------]

               You   know I     will,________you know I     will________

    G/B             Cadd9              Dsus2         Dmadd9          G                Cadd9
e---------(0)-----------------------|---------0--------------0-------3------3------3----------|
B----------3------3-----------------|---------3--------------3-------3------0------0----------|
G----------0---0--------------(0)---|-----2---2-----------2----------0(d)-0-0---0-------------|
D------0------------------0h2-----2-|--0----------0---3--------------0----------0----------2--|
A---2----------------3--------------|--------------------------------x-----------------3------|
E-----------------------------------|--------------------------------3------------------------|

e---3--3-----3--]
B---3-----3--3--]
G---0-----------]
D---------------]
A---------------]
E---------------]


Then the band enters for verse'2:
Guitar 1 plays Rhy fig 3:

        "Ex -  girl-friend called me up                                a -  lone         and

   D5          D    Dsus2 Dmadd9
e--------------2-----0--0-------------0-----0---0-|-------------3-----------------------------|
B-3-----------3-----3--3--3-----3----3-----3---3-|--3----------3------3--3-----------3----3--|
G-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2----2-----2-----|--0----------0------0--0-----------0-------|
D-0-----0-----0-----------3----------3-----3-----|--0----------0------0-----1/2--0h2---------|
A-------------------------------------------------|--2----2------------2-----2/3--------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

        desp'rate on a     prison phone.                    They want          to

         D                 Dmadd9              G/B                 Cadd9
e(3)-----2-------2------------------------0-|------------------3-------------------3--------|
B3------3-------3------3--3---3---3---3----|--3---------3-----3-------------------3--------|
G--------2---2---2---2--2--2---2---2---2----|--0----0----0---------------0h2p0-----0--------|
D------------0---0---0-----3---3---3---3----|--0----0----0---0---1/2-0h2--------------------|
A-------------------------------------------|--2----2--------2---2/3------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|

 give her seven   years                                 for  being sad.__

  D                Dmadd9                G/B                   Cadd9
e--------2------0------------------0-|--------------0--------------------------------------]
B--------3---3--3---3---3---3---3--3-|---3----------3------3-------------------------------]
G----2---2---2------2---2---2---2----|---0----------0------0-------------------------------]
D-0-----------------3---3---3--------|---0-----0----0----0----1/2--------------------------]
A------------------------------------|---2-----2----2----2----2/3--------------------------]
E------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------]




chorus'1:Rhy fig 4

       1. I love       all of you__                  hurt       by  the     cold_____
       2. So  hard and lonely too__                  when     you don't    know yourself"___

    C                Asus2         (softly)       C               EaddD   1. Aadd9
e---0-----------------0--------------0----------|------------------------|----0------------|
B---1-----------------0----------------0--------|------------------------|----0------------|
G---0(>>>)------------2(d)(>>>)-----------2-----|--------0---------------|----6(>>>)-------|
D---2-----------------2----------------------2--|-----2-----(2)-------4--|----7------------|
A---3-----------------0-------------------------|--3---------3-{3}/5-----|-----------------|
E-----------------------------------------------|------------------------|-----------------|

(This is played after no.2 ...."know yourself"....)
2.Bmadd9   C#madd9
e-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0--|-------------------------------------------------------------------]
B-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0--|-------------------------------------------------------------------]
G-6-6-6/7-0-7/9---9--|-------------------------------------------------------------------]
D-7-7-7/9-9-9/11-11-|---7--7--7/9-9-5-7b8--(I put the bend note in, it sounds good)-----]
A-0-0-0-0-0-0--------|---0--0--0---------------------------------------------------------]
E----------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------]


Then comes verse'3:
Guitar1 plays basically the same thing as rhy fig 3 with only small differences that i 
want to have to tab.  Besides when I play it live or at home i never play it exactly as 
is in the tab.  Just jam with it and make it up as you go along.  A good guitarist is a
guitarist who can improvise!


Verse'3:Rhy fig 3.**=(I think bass plays an 'F' note on the Dmadd9 chords as in verse'2
as well)
             (or D)
	 (Dsus2)      (Dmadd9)         (G/B)
	My friends are so distressed.
	        (Cadd9) (Dsus2)          (Dmadd9)    (G/B)
	They're standing on the brink of emptiness.
	(Cadd9)   (Dsus2)          (Dmadd9)     (G/B)
	No words I know what to express,
	      (Cadd9)
	this emptiness.__

Chorus'2:Rhy fig 4a. Guitar1


   1.Same as other chorus
   2.Same as other chorus

   C                Asus2      (softly)      C              EaddD    1. Aadd9
e-0------------------0---------3p0--------|------------------------|----0------0----------|
B-1------------------0------------0-------|------------------------|----0---------0-------|
G-0(>>>)-------------2(d)(>>>)------2-----|--------0---------------|----6(>>>)-------6----|
D-2------------------2--------------------|-----2---------------4--|----7-----------------|
A-3------------------------------------0--|--3---------3-{3}/5-----|----0------------7----|
E------------------------------------------|------------------------|----------------------|

        "......yourself_____________......."
2.
e0--------------------------------|
B0--------------------------------|
G6(>>>)---------------------------|
D7---------7--7--7--7/9-9--5--7b8-|
A0---------0--0--0--0-------------|
E---------------------------------|

Solo'1:Rhy fig 5.
Guitar1 strums the chords mentioned below above tab strongly with random hammer ons 
to rhy fig 3.
Guita2 plays as follows:

  D                   Dmadd9             G/B          Cadd9                D
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G9/11-11-11-11/9-7-{7}/9---7/5--5/7----4~~~~~4-4-4/5--5--5--5/7--7--7--7/11--11--11--11--|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A7/9-9-9-9-/75-{5}/7---5/3--3/5----2~~~~~2-2-2/3--3--3--3/5--5--5--5/9---9---9---9---|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                           Ending no.1.
                Dmadd9                      G/B        Cadd9
e------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------|-----------13b15----13b15~~~~-|
G-11-11-11--11/14--14--14--14--14--14/16-|-12---------------------------|
D------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
A-9---9---9---9/-12--12--12--12--12--12/14-|-10--10/12--------------------|
E------------------------------------------|------------------------------|

Repeat main part again

Ending no.2.
  G/B
e-------------------]
B-------------------]
G12vvvvvvv12-/-5---]
D-------------------](Whammy bar slight vibrato)=v
A10vvvvvvv10-/-3---]
E-------------------]

Bridge'1:Guitar1 strums strongly the chords mentioned below.
Guitar2 plays the tab below which is basically a continuation of the solo from the 'G/B' chord.
Rhy fig5a
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/red_hot_chili_peppers/my_friends_tab_ver_6.html ]
  Im    -     a     -     gine me___________________________              taught    by

  E                                G6                                     F#add4
e---------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
G-4----4---2---4---4---4---\9---7-|--------------7--7--7------7/9----6(>>>)-----------------|
D---------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
A-2----2---2---2---2---2---\7---5-|--------------5--5--5------5/7----4(>>>)-----------------|
E---------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|

    trag  -  e  -  dy____                      Re - lease___________ is         peace_______
                   fmaj7#11                          C                          Bsus4
e---------------------|----------------------------|----------------------------0--0---0--0-|
B---------------------|----------------------------|----------------------------0--0---0--0-|
G-----4-------4----5--|-----------5-----------5----|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--4--4---4--4-|
D---------------------|----------------------------|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--4--4---4--4-|
A-----2-------2----3--|-----------3-----------3----|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--2--2---2--2-|
E---------------------|----------------------------|----------------------------------------|

________________
                 F5                   (I don't know if this bit is right but it sounds good)
e-0-00--------|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------]
B-0-00--------|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------]
G-4-44-x-x---|-----------------------------|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---]
D-444-x-x---|--3------------3--3--3--3----|-------------14-13-14-13-14-13-14-13-14p13---]
A-222-x-x---|--3------------3--3--3--3----|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---]
E--------------|--1------------1--1--1--1----|---------------------------------------------]
					(This bit goes heavy)


Verse'4:Guitar 1 plays rhy fig 3 again with slight variations and played louder as well. 
Guitar 2 stops.

           (Dsus2)   (Dmadd9)      (G/B)
	I heard a little girl
               (Cadd9)  (Dsus2)            (Dmadd9)
	and what she said was something beautiful
             (Cadd9)    (Dsus2)        (Dmadd9)    G/B)
	To give your love no matter what
              (Cadd9)
	Is what she said

Chorus'3:Rhy fig 6. Guitar 1.
This different to the other two chorus' but it is still layered out the same.

    I    love          all of you__          hurt      by   the    cold.__

  C       C/B          Asus2     (softly)    C            EaddD    Aadd9   (softly)
e0------------------|--0---------0-------|-------------------------0-|--------------------|
B1------------------|--0------------0----|-------------------------0-|--------------------|
G0-------------0----|--2---------------0-|--------0----------------6-|--------------------|
D2----------0-----0-|--2-----------------|-----2--------------4----7-|-----7p5----5h7---7v|
A3-------2----------|--0-----------------|--3--------3-{3}/5-------0-|-----0----0-----0---|
E--------------------|--------------------|---------------------------|--------------------|

       So    hard      and   lone - ly too     when       you don't know yourself_________

  C            C/B           Asus2            C           EaddD     Aadd9   (softly)
e0------------------------|--0-------------|------------------------0-|-------------------]
B1-------------------1----|--0-------------|------------------------0-|-------------------]
G0------0-----------(0)---|--2-------------|-------0----------------6-|----------------0--]
D2---2---------0--0-----0-|--2-------------|----2---------------4---7-|-7--7--7--7--7--7p0]
A3---------3---2--------2-|--0h30h3p0------|-3--------3-{3}/5---------|-0--0--0--0--0--0--]
E3------------------------|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------]

Solo'2:Guitar 1 plays rhy fig 3 as many times as noted above what guitar 2 is playing.
Guitar 2 plays the below. Rhy fig 7

  D                      Dmadd9                     G/B                           Cadd9
e-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
B-1010101010101010101010-----10--10--10-|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10-----10-10-10-|
G-1111-111111111111-121212-----12--12--12-|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10-----9--9--9--|
D----------------------------------12----------12-|----------------------------12-----------|
A-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

                    D                              Dmadd9                       1.G/B
e-----------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
B-10101010-----|-10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10\-|-5--5--5--5--|
G-9-9-9-9---0--|-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--12--12--12--12--12--12--12\-|-5--5--5--5--|
D--------------12-|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
A-----------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
E-----------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|

             Cadd9          2.G/B              Cadd9
e---------------------------|-----------------------------]
B-555555555-5555-|-555555-55555555-]
G5-55-5-5-5555-5555-|-55555555555555-]
D---------------------------|-----------------------------]
A---------------------------|-----------------------------]
E---------------------------|-----------------------------]


Outro:Now this is designed for guitar in drop D tuning, which is guitar 3 of the four 
I mentioned.  If you want that version tell me but what i play is basically just the intro 
again, just playing it slower.  I'll tab what I play for you.

  Dsus2/A             Dmadd9                  G/B             Cadd9            Dsus2/A
e-0------0----------------------------------|---------------------------------|-0-------------|
B-3-------------------------------3---------|---------------------------------|-3-------------|
G-2(d)--------2--------------2----2-------2-|---------0-----------------0-----|-2(d)----------|
D-0----------------0----3-------------3-----|-----0---0-------------0-------0-|-0------0---3--|
A-0-----------------------------------------|--2----------2---2h3-------------|-0-------------|
E-------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------|

 Dmadd9            G/B                Cadd9                                      D5/A
e--------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------]
B--------3-----|-----------(3)----------------------------------------------------3--------]
G---0h2--------|------------0--------------------------0--------------------------2(d)(>>>)]
D------------0-|--------0-------------------------0h2-------2---------------------0--------]
A--------------|----2-------------2----3------------------------------------------0--------]
E--------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------]


There you have it! It took me ages so I hope its alright.  I also hope you understand 
 But to help you, just think of how a tab book or magazine is laid out.  For example in 
first chorus you have separate endings, which is noted as '1.' or '2.'  So for the first
lyrical part you end it with 1., and the second, you end with 2.  it should be clear.  
me if its not or you want more accurate Chili Peppers songs.  Rock on in the funky/grungy
/metal/folk/classical/and any other types of music world! Spanner out for now!

Lyrics in full:

Verse
 (Dsus2)       (Dmadd9)         (G/B)             |>
1.My friends are so depressed                     |>
   (Cadd9)   (Dsus2)           (Dmadd9)      (G)  |>
  I feel the questions of your loneliness         |>
   (Cadd9)        (D)            (Dmadd9)         |>Rhy fig 2
  Confide, cause' I'll be on your side            |>
     (Cadd9)        (Dsus2)                       |>
  You know I will                                 |>
     (Dmadd9)      (G)                            |>
  You know I will                                 |>

 (Dsus2)       (Dmadd9)         (G/B)             |>
2.Ex-girlfriend called me up                      |>
  (Cadd9)   (Dsus2)        (Dmadd9)      (G/B)    |>
  alone and desp'rate on a prison phone           |>Rhy fig 3
      (Cadd9) (Dsus2)       (Dmadd9)     (G/B)    |>
  They want to give her seven years               |>
     (Cadd9)                                      |>
  For being sad                                   |>

Chorus

1.(C)    (Asus2)                                  |>
   I love all of you                              |>
  (C)  (EaddD)(Aadd9)                             |>
hurt by the cold                               |>Rhy fig 4
(C)         (Asus2)                            |>
So hard and lonely too                         |>
(C) (EaddD)   (Aadd9)                          |>
when you don't know yourself                   |>

Verse
 (Dsus2)       (Dmadd9)         (G/B)                             |>
3.My friends are so distressed                                    |>
       (Cadd9) (Dsus2)                       (Dmadd9)      (G/B)  |>
  There standing on the brick on the brink of emptiness           |>Rhy fig 3
    (Cadd9) (Dsus2)      (Dmadd9)      (G/B)                      |>
  No words i know what to express                                 |>
       (Cadd9)                                                    |>
  This emptiness                                                  |>
Chorus

2.Same as chorus'1.

Bridge
  (E)    (G6)                                     |>
1.Imagine me                                      |>
 (F#7add4)       (Fmaj7#11)                       |>Rhy fig 5a
  taught by tragedy                               |>
   (C)      (Bsus4)                               |>
  release is peace                                |>

Verse

4.

  (Dsus2)   (Dmadd9)      (G/B)                   |>
  I heard a little girl                           |>
     (Cadd9)  (Dsus2)            (Dmadd9)         |>
  and what she said was something beautiful       |>Rhy fig 3
    (Cadd9)   (Dsus2)        (Dmadd9)    G/B)     |>
  To give your love no matter what                |>
    (Cadd9)                                       |>
  Is what she said                                |>

Chorus
(C)(C/B)(Asus2)                                   |>
  love all of you                                 |>
 (C)  (EaddD)(Aadd9)                              |>
  Hurt by the cold                                |>Rhy fig 6
(C) (C/B)    (Asus2)                              |>
  so hard and lonely too                          |>
 (C)  (EaddD)   (Aadd9)                           |>
  When you don't know yourself                    |>

Tab notation:

h    - hammer-on
p    - pull-off
(d)  - down stroke
x    - muted note
/    - slide to a note which is not sruck
{}/  - slide without hitting the note you slide from
\    - normal slide
()   - notes in brackets are optional
b    - bend to the note signified
(>>>)- let ring
~    - finger vibrato
v    - whammy bar vibrato

Chords:These represent the overall tonality.

Dsus2/A -x00230
Dsus2   -xx0230
Cadd9   -x32030
G/B     -x20030/x20033
Dmadd9  -xx3230
G       -320033
D       -xx0232
EaddD   -x54030
Aadd9   -x07600
Asus2   -x02200
C       -x32010
E       -022100
G6      -x55400
F#7add4 -x44300
Fmaj7#11-x33200
C/B     -x20010/x2001x
Bmadd9? -x09700
C#madd9?-x091100
F5      -133xxx
D5      -xx023x
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