By The Way - Bass tab

From the Album "By the Way"
Tabbed by Tabmaster Timothy Marti (mynameisgreat@hotmail.com)

Drop D tuning

Intro 1:
G-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-----------------|
D-|-------------------------|----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A-|-------------------------|----------------|-----------------|
D-|-------------------------|----------------|-----------------|

|----------------|
|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|----------------|
|----------------|

G-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10|-----------------------|---------------|
D-|----------------------|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
A-|----------------------|-----------------------|---------------|
D-|----------------------|-----------------------|---------------|

|--------------|
|7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
|--------------|
|--------------|

Chorus 1:
G-|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|
D-|-----------------|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|------------------------|-----------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------------|-----------------|

|-------------5/-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7----|
|----------------|
|----------------|

G-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

Verse:
G-|-------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
D-|-------3-3---------|-------3-3------------|-------3-3----------|
A-|----3h5---3h5-5----|----3h5---3h5-3p0-----|----3h5---3h5-5-----|
D-|0-0-------------5h7|0-0---------------3h5-|0-0-------------5h7-|

|--------------------------| (x4)
|--------------------------|
|----3h5-5-5-0-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
|0-0-----------------------|

Chorus 2:
G-|-----------------|-5--5--5-5-5-5--5-|-7--7--7-7-7-7--7-|
D-|-------------5/7-|------------------|------------------|
A-|-8--8--8-8-8-----|------------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|------------------|

|-7--7-7-7-7p5---|
|--------------5-|
|----------------|
|----------------|

G-|-----------------|-5--5--5-5-5-5--5-|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|-7--7--7-7-7-7--7-|
A-|-8--8--8-8-8---8-|------------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|------------------|

|-----------------|
|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

Verse: (x4)

Intro Variation
G-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|----------------|
D-|-----------------------|-----------------|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A-|-----------------------|-----------------|----------------|
D-|-----------------------|-----------------|----------------|

|----------------|
|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|----------------|
|----------------|

G-|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-14-14-14-|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|

Chorus 3:
G-|---------------|------------------------|-----------------|
D-|---------------|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8|------------------------|-----------------|
D-|---------------|------------------------|-----------------|

|------------5-5/|
|7-7-7-7-7-7-----|
|----------------|
|----------------|

G-|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|
D-|------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|------------------------|-------------------------|

|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|

Verse: (x3)

Chorus 4:
G-|-----------------|-5--5--5-5-5-5--5-|-7--7--7-7-7-7--7-|
D-|-------------5/7-|------------------|------------------|
A-|-8--8--8-8-8-----|------------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|------------------|

|-7--5------------|
|-------7---7-5-7-|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

G-|-----------------|-5--5--5-5-5-5--5-|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|-7--7--7-7-7-7--7-|
A-|-8--8--8-8-8---8-|------------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|------------------|

|-----------------|
|---8-8-8-8-8-8-5-|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

G-|-------------------|-5--5-5-5p3-5p3-|-7--7--7-7-7-7--7-|
D-|---------------7/8-|----------------|------------------|
A-|-8--8--8-8-8-8-----|----------------|------------------|
D-|-------------------|----------------|------------------|

|-7--7--7-7-7-9p7-|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

G-|-----------------|-5--5--5-5-5-5--5-|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|-7--7--7-7-7-7--7-|
A-|-8--8--8-8-8---8-|------------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|------------------|

|-----------------|
|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

That is it with every chorus variation  -Tim


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Version 2

Title: By The Way
Author: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album: By the Way
Tab by: Chris Valente
Email: RedHotMetallica@aol.com
Song is in Drop-D tuning :)

Intro

G--17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-------
D--15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-------
A--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
   
G--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------------------
D--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
repeat above 2 times
G--------------------------------------------------------
D--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------------------------------------
A------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------

G----------------------------------9/17------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------

G--------------------------12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-------
D--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------
A---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------

G--21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21------
D--19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-------
A--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------

Verse

G--------------------------------------------------------
D-------------3------------------------------------------
A-------0h3h5-----0h3h5---3------------------------------
D--0-0----------0-------0--------------------------------

G--------------------------------------------------------
D-------------3------------------------------------------
A-------0h3h5-----0h3h5----------------------------------
D--0-0----------0-------0-3~~----------------------------

G--------------------------------------------------------
D-------------3------------------------------------------
A-------0h3h5-----0h3h5---3------------------------------
D--0-0----------0-------0--------------------------------

G--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A-------0h5-5-5-5^5^5^-----------------------------------
D--0-0---------------------------------------------------

Do the verse a bunch of times.

Chorus

G--------------------------------------------------------
D-----------10-101010-/-12-121212-12--12-121212-12p10----
A--8-888-8--------------------------------------------12-
D--------------------------------------------------------

G--------------------------------------------------------
D------------10-101010-/-7-777-7-7-7-7-777-77---8-8------
A--8-888-8-----------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------

Bridge is as same as intro

Outro bass plays nothing

Pretty damn good tab, I think! Peace, Peppers rock.

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Version 3

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Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers	 *
Song: By The Way		 *
Album: By The Way		 *
Tabbed by Ice-Man		 *
E-Mail: andreasrusso@hotmail.com *
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+++++++++++
h=Hammer  +
/=Slide	  +
+++++++++++

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°?
?Drop D tuning ?
°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°?

Intro

G|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|7---7---7---7---7---7---7\\3-|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|------------------------5/////17|
D|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0-----------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--|14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|
D|15--15--15--15--15--15--15--15--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Verse

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|--------------3-|----------------|--------------3-|----------------|
A|--------3h5-----|--0h3h5-----0h3-|--------3h5-----|----0h3-3-------|
D|0---0-------0---|----------5-----|0---0-------0---|--5-------3-3h5-|

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|--------------3-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|--------3h5-----|--0h3h5-----0h3-|--------3h5---5-|--5-5/6-6-6-6-6-|
D|0---0-------0---|----------5-----|0---0-----------|----------------|


Chorus

G|------------------------2-2/5---|----5---5-----5-5---5---5---5---|7-------7-----7-7---7---7---7---|----7---7-----7-7---7---7-5-----|
D|3-------3-----3-3---3-----------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|----------------------------7---|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|----------------------------5---|----5---5-----5-5---5---5---5---|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|7-------7----7-7---7---7---7----|----8-------8---8---8---8---8---|
A|8-------8-----8-8---8---8-------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Repete Verse


Interlude

G|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|7---7---7---7---7---7---7\\3-|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--|14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|
D|15--15--15--15--15--15--15--15--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Repete Verse


Outro

G|------------------------2-2/5---|----5---5-----5-5---5---5---5---|7-------7-----7-7---7---7---7---|----5---------------------------|
D|3-------3-----3-3---3-----------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|------------7-------5---7-------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|----------------------------5---|----5---5-----5-5---5---5---5---|--------------------------------|----------------------------0---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|7-------7----7-7---7---7---7----|----8-------8---8---8---8-------|
A|8-------8-----8-8---8---8-------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------2---3---5---|----5---5-----5-5---3---5---3-5/|7-------7-----7-7---7---7---7---|----7-------7-------7-7/9---7---|
D|3-------3-----3-3---------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------------------10--|----10--10------10--10--10--10--|7-------7----7-7---7---7---7----|----8-------8---8---8---8\---|
A|8-------8-----8-8---8---8-------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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