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Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 13:41:12 +0100 (MET)

From: Anders Lycksell <>

Subject: tab:Red Hot Chili Peppers: I could have lied




Red Hot Chili Peppers


I'm a pretty lousy guitarist but the earlier two versions made me cry, so

here's my try:











The second riff is just the main riff but

with this change compared to the riff above:


B|232 (that is: you hammer on and pull off

Just change the 0 part in the main riff)

2 2



I think they use open chords here: B D A (B)



Like pre-chorus with a change: B D A G


The solo part I leave to you...


Mail me, critizize me and stuff...


/luxury boy





Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 17:53:52 -0400

From: (serge vautour)

Subject: tab:i could have lied by red hot chili peppers


i could have lied


red hot chili peppers



i put the original posting below but this is what i think the riffs sound like

h=hammer on

p=pull off


Riff #1









riff #2









i though the notes where G D C C but i might be wrong, i`ll have to try the

ones below but i though i was dead on with the riffs.


i just started learning scales and it sounds like if its played in this

scale paterne which i think translates to g scales?









1 2 3 4 5


so i just fool around in this scale patern (following the pattern down) and

you can play with the solo. it sounds about right? any comments, this is my

first posting!





I Could Have Lied

by Red Hot Chili Peppers


Ok, here are the riffs that are repeated all over the song. You'll have to

listen to the record for

the timing of tabs and chords.




||----------------------------------------------------|| 2/5 means slide from

||----------------------------------------------------|| 2nd to 5th fret. Same

||-------------2-----------2-----------2/5--3/2-------|| thing for 3/5.







||-------------------------------0h1p0-----------------|| h= hammer on

||-----------------------------------------------------|| p= pull off







riff #1 (x2)


There must be something in the way I feel that she don't want me to feel (#1)

riff #1

The stare she bares cut me, I don't care you see so what if I bleed (#2)

riff #1


D C (8th fret)

I could never change just what I feel

G (3rd fret) F

My face will never show what is not real


riff #2, riff #1


A mountain never seems to have the need to speak a look that shares so many

seek (#2)

riff #1

The sweetest feeling I got from you the things I said to you were true (#1)

riff #1


D C (8th fret)

I could never change just what I feel

G (3rd fret) F

My face will never show what is not real


riff #2




D C (8th fret)

I could have lied I'm such a fool

G (3rd fret) F

My eyes could never never never keep their cool

D C (8th fret)

Showed her and I told her how

G (3rd fret) F

She struck me but I'm fucked up now


riff #2, riff #1


But now she's gone yes she's gone away a soulful song that would not stay (#2)

riff #1

You see she hides 'cause she is scared but I don't care I won't be spared (#1)

riff #2


(repeat chorus part x 2)


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