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Brendan's Death Song  Red Hot Chili Peppers

Song: Brendan?s Death Song
Album: I?m With You (August 2011)
tabbed by: necriononguitar
e-mail (NO SPAM!): tim.rathgen@gmx.de
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Tuning: Standard
. = Palm-Muted
~ = hold note
^ = vibrate
p = pull off
h = hammer on
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
This song is amazing. Been playing it quite a bit.
The song has been tabbed by me BY EAR. This is no book and no machine,
just me!
The pattern?s pretty accurate I think. PLEASE leave feedback, Ill use
every correction I get!
Josh might play this with bar-chords but I dont. So get over it.
Anyways, enjoy and go buy the album!
Chords:
[D] [C] [Am] [G] [Cmaj7] [Em]  
 
 E---2---0---0?-(3)------0-----------------------------------|
 B---3---1---1---0---0---0-----------------------------------|
 G---2---0---2---0---0---0-----------------------------------|
 D---0---2---2---0---2---2-----------------------------------|
 A-------3---0---2---3---2-----------------------------------|
 E---------------3-------0-----------------------------------|

THE Riff:
[D] [C] [Am] [(Em)] [G]  
 
 E---0h2p0------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B---------3---1--3--1----0h1-0--1--0~---------0----------------------------|
 G---2~--------0~-----0---2~----------2-0-2-------0--*strumm or pick G*-----|
 D---0~----------------------------------------0----------------------------|
 A-------------3~---------0~------------------------------------------------|
 E----------------------------------0~---------3----------------------------|

Chorus:
G Cmaj7 Em (someone tell me if thats really Cmaj7!)
 
 E----------------(0~)---------|
 B---0~-----0~-----0~----------|
 G---0~-----0~-----0~----------|
 D---0~-----2~-----2~----------|
 A---2~-----3~-----2~----------|
 E---3~------------0~----------|

[D]Live or [C]die before I [Am]get it [Em]done will you de[G]cide?
[D]Take my [C]words and turn them [Am]into [Em]signs they will sur[G]vive
because a [D]long [C]time ago [Am]I [Em]knew not to de[G]prive
It's [D]safe out [C]there now your [Am]every[Em]where just like the [G]sky
And [D]you I [C]love you, you are the [Am]lucid [Em]dream you are the [G]ride
[D] [C] [Am] [Em] 
And whe[G]n you hear this you know it's your jam it's your goodbye
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
and when the [G]drummer drums it's gonna [Cmaj7]play my song to carry [Em]me along
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
and when the [G]boatman comes to ferry [Cmaj7]me away to where we [Em]all belong
[D]We all [C]cross when we were [Am]feeling [Em]lost it's just the [G]time
Could [D]terry [C]cry the day her [Am]lover [Em]died she recog[G]nized
Because you [D]gave [C]her a life of [Am]real [Em]love it's no sur[G]prise
The [D]nights are [C]long but the [Am]years are [Em]short when your a[G]live
[D]Way back [C]when we?ll never [Am]be a[Em]gain it was a [G]time,
It's gonna [D]get [C]you; so glad I [Am]met [Em]you to walk the [G]line
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
and when the [G]drummer drums it's gonna [Cmaj7]play my song to carry [Em]me along
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
and when the [G]boatman comes to ferry [Cmaj7]me away to where we [Em]all belong
Fill on Em (please feel free to post something for that in the comments!)
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
and when the [G]drummer drums it's gonna [Cmaj7]play my song to carry [Em]me along
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
and when the [G]boatman comes to ferry [Cmaj7]me away to where we [Em]all belong
(Lyric suggestions for next lines please)
[G]Let me live so every [Cmaj7]time you die he?s in the [Em]revert sky
[G]Lay me down so when it?s [Cmaj7]time to leave another [Em]sun will rise
I said [G]Yeah Yeah[Cmaj7]Yeah Yeah[Em]Yeah
I said [G]Yeah Yeah[Cmaj7]Yeah Yeah[Em]Yeah (cont. a while, fading)
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
and when the [G]drummer drums it's gonna [Cmaj7]play my song to carry [Em]me along
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
and when the [G]boatman comes to ferry [Cmaj7]me away to where we [Em]all belong
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
and when the [G]drummer drums it's gonna [Cmaj7]play my song to carry [Em]me along
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
and when the [G]boatman comes to ferry [Cmaj7]me away to where we [Em]all belong
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
[G]Like I said you know I'm [Cmaj7]almost dead, you know I'm [Em]almost gone
 
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Again people, this is not a tab, don?t expect any Solo, Electric Riffs or such!
and that?s pretty much it! I hope you enjoyed, please leave a rating,
comment and CORRECTION! Fucked up lyrics? put em in the comments!
Cheers...

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