Bastille day

Rush


Rush - Bastille Day
From the CD 'Caress of Steel' Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart Mercury/Polygram Records 822543-2
There are at least 3 guitars in this song, 2 electric and 1 acoustic. The song is in the key of G. Many, many helpful contributions by Branden Robinson and Rich Soto .
Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com
| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music ~ = vibrato or held note h = hammer on p = pull off ^ = upstroke V = downstroke tr = trill; play the note(s) indicated rapidly and repeatedly (same thing as tremolo picking) o \_ o / repeat sign (always look for these!)
[Intro] - doubled electrics e:-----------------------------------------------------------------| B:-----------------------------------------------------------------| G:o---------------------------------------------------------------o| D:o---------------------------------------------------------------o| A:-----------------------------------------------------------------| E:---3h5-5-5-5-5-5--3h5-5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3-2--2--0----|
e:-----------------------------------------------------------------| B:-----------------------------------------------------------------| G:o---------------------------------------------------------------o| D:o---------------------------------------------------------------o| A:-----------------------------------------------------------------| E:---5h7-7-7-7-7-7--5h7-7-7-7-7-7--5h7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-4--4--2----|
[Riff 1] - doubled electrics E5 G5 C5/G D5/A A5 D5/A e:--------------------------------|------------------------------| B:--------------------------------|------------------------------| G:-----------5-5--7--7----7\------|------------5-5--7--7---------| D:---2--2-5--5-5--7--7-7--7\------|---2-2-2-5--5-5--7--7-7-------| A:---2--2-5--3-3--5--5-7--5\------|---2-2-2-5--3-3--5--5-7--5\---| E:---0--0-3--3-3--5--5-5--5\------|---0-0-0-3--3-3--5--5-5-------|
[Riff 2] - doubled electrics G C G5 A5 e:---3~--------0~--------------------------------------------------| B:---3~--------1~------------------------7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--------| G:---0~--------0~------------------------7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--------| D:---0~--------2~-----------5~--5-7~--7--7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--------| A:---2~--------3~--3-2~-0~--5~--5-7~--7--5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--------| E:---3~-3-2-3---------------3~--3-5~--5----------------------------| V ^ V ^ V ^ V ^ V [Riff 3] - doubled electrics ----------------------------------------- G D/F# C G |1. G5 A5 D5 |2. G5 A5 E5 e:---3------------|------------------|-----------------------------| B:---3--3----3--3-|------------------|-----------------------------| G:o--0--2----0--0-|-----------7-7-7-7|----------------------------o| D:o--0--0----2--0-|---5---7---7-7-7-7|---5---7\--2----------------o| A:---2--x----3--2-|---5---7---5-5-5-5|---5---7\--2-----------------| E:---3--2---------|---3---5----------|---3---5\--0-----------------|
[Riff 4] - doubled electrics D5 A5 G D/F# e:----------------------------------------------------------| B:----------------------------------------------------------| G:o-7-7-7-------7-7-7-------7-7-7--------------------------o| D:o-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------------------o| A:--5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-----5-5-----5-5-----| E:--------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------5-5-5---3-------2------0--|
E5 B5 A e:--------------------------------------------------------------| B:--------------------------------------------------------------| G:o-9-9-9-------9-9-9-------9-9-9------------------------------o| D:o-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------------------------o| A:--7-7-7-9-9-9-7-7-7-9-9-9-7-7-7-9-9-9-----7-7---7-7-----------| E:--------7-7-7-------7-7-7-------7-7-7---5-----4------2-2------|
[Riff 5] - doubled electrics D5 A5 E5 B5 e:-----------------|--------------|----------------|---------------| B:-----------------|--------------|----------------|---------------| G:o--7-7-7--------o|-7-7-7--------|o-9-9-9--------o|--9-9-9--------| D:o--7-7-7-7-7-7--o|-7-7-7-7-7-7--|o-9-9-9-9-9-9--o|--9-9-9-9-9-9--| A:---5-5-5-7-7-7---|-5-5-5-7-7-7--|--7-7-7-9-9-9---|--7-7-7-9-9-9--| E:---------5-5-5---|-------5-5-5--|--------7-7-7---|--------7-7-7--| pause pause C5 G5 e:--------------------|----------------------------| B:--------------------|----------------------------| G:o---5-5-5----------o|--5-5-5---------------------| D:o---5-5-5--5-5-5---o|--5-5-5--5-5-5--------------| A:----3-3-3--5-5-5----|--3-3-3--5-5-5--------------| E:-----------3-3-3----|---------3-3-3--------------|
Song progression:
[Intro] x1
[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 1] x2 w/ lyrics:
Ooh, there's no bread, let them eat cake. There's no end to what they'll take. Flaunt the fruits of noble birth. Wash the salt into the earth.
[Riff 2] x2 w/ lyrics:
But they're marching to Bastille Day. La guillotine will claim her bloody prize. Free the dungeons of the innocent. The king will kneel and let his kingdom rise.
[Riff 1] x2
[Riff 1] x2 /w lyrics:
Ooh, bloodstained velvet, dirty lace. Naked fear on every face. See them bow their heads to die As we would bow as they rode by.
[Riff 2] x2 w/ lyrics:
And we're marching to Bastille Day. La guillotine will claim her bloody prize. Sing oh choirs of cacophony. The king has kneeled to let his kindgom rise.
[Riff 3] x1
[Bridge] - doubled electrics play the double stop bends, while an acoustic
plays the chords above Em B Em C D A Gsus4 Asus4 Em e:-----------------------------------------------------------------| B:-8------7~-----8-----8-----5~---7----5~----1---3---5~------------| G:-10b12--9b11~--10b12-10b12-7b9~-9b11-7b9~--3b4-5b7-7b9~----------| D:-----------------------------------------------------------------| A:-----------------------------------------------------------------| E:-----------------------------------------------------------------| Em B Em C D A Gsus4 Asus4 Em e:-----------------------------------------------------------------| B:-8------7~-----8-----8-----5~---7~----10~-----1-----3-----5------| G:-10b12--9b11~--10b12-10b12-7b9~-9b11~-12b14~--3b4---5b7---7b9----| D:-----------------------------------------------------------------| A:-----------------------------------------------------------------| E:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar Solo over [Riff 4] x1 and [Riff 5] x1
e:---------------------------------------|---------------------------| B:---------------------------------------|---------------------------| G:-12p11p9---12p11p9--12p11p9--12b14~~~--|-12-12-12-12-12p11p9----9--| D:---------------------------------------|---------------------12----| A:---------------------------------------|---------------------------| E:---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
e:----------------|--------------------------------------------------| B:----------------|--------------------------------------------------| G:----------------|---------8-9-11~~---9-11-11b12-11-11b12-11b12r11--| D:-12-11-9-11-7~--|-/9~~--9------------------------------------------| A:----------------|--------------------------------------------------| E:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
e:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------| B:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------| G:-9~~---|--14b16-14b16~~--14b16-14b16~~--14-14-14p12p11-9--11-9-----| D:-------|-------------------------------------------------------12--| A:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------| E:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
e:---------------|-----------------------------------------------------| B:---------------|-----------------------------------------------------| G:-9--9-9-9-8~~--|------------------9---11-12p11p9-11-9----------------| D:---------------|--12p11p9---11-12---------------------12p11---11-12--| A:---------------|---------12---------------------------------12-------| E:---------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------| B:-------------------------------------------------------------------| G:--9--11-12p11p9-11-9---------------9-9-9-9--8-9~~--9-8~~--9p8-8-8--| D:---------------------12p11p9-11-12---------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------| B:-------------------------------------------------------------------| G:-----------8-9-11-13-14-14p13p11h14p13p11--9-11--9-8---------------| D:-9~---9-9--------------------------------------------9---9---------| A:-----------------------------------------------------------10-10---| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:------------------------------------|---------------------------| B:------------------------------------|---------------------------| G:------------------------------------|--7tr0--7\-----------------| D:----------12-9-9-9-9~--9------------|---------------------------| A:-10-10-10----------------10-10-10---|---------------------------| E:------------------------------------|---------------------------|
(this part comes in over the fill below) e:------------------------------------------------| B:------------------------------------------------| G:---16-12~~~h14~p12~-----------------------------| D:------------------------------------------------| A:------------------------------------------------| E:------------------------------------------------|
While coming out of the solo, play this:
e:--------------------------------|-------------------------5--5---| B:--------------------------------|-------------------------7--7---| G:------------5---7-7-------7-----|----------------5--7-----7--7---| D:---2----5---5---7-7--7----7-----|---2--2--2---5--5--7-----7--7---| A:---2----5---3---5-5--7----5-----|---2--2--2---5--3--5-----5--5---| E:---0----3---3---5-5--5----5-----|---0--0--0---3--3--5--0---------|
[Riff 1] x2 /w lyrics:
Lessons taught but never learned. All around us anger burns. Guide the future by the past. Long ago the mould was cast.
[Riff 2] x2 /w lyrics:
For they marched up to Bastille Day. La guillotine claimed her bloody prize. Hear the echoes of the centuries. Power isn't all that money buys.
[Riff 3] x1 [do 1st ending TWICE]
[Riff 5] x1
[Outro]:
e:---------------------------------------------| B:---------------------------------------------| G:---------------------------------------------| D:---------------------------------------------| A:--4-5----------4-5----------4-5--------------| E:------0-4-5-5------0-4-5-5------0-4-5-5------|
e:---------------------------------------------| B:---------------------------------------------| G:---------------------------------------------| D:---------------------------------------------| A:-6-7-----------6-7----------6-7--------------| E:------0-6-7-7------0-6-7-7------0-6-7-7------|
e:---------------------------------------------| B:---------------------------------------------| G:---------------------------------------------| D:---------------------------------------------| A:-7-8-----------7-8----------7-8--------------| E:------5-7-8-8------5-7-8-8-------5-7-8-8-----|
(acoustic plays the chord names here as above) G D/F# G C G/B D G A D e:-----------------------------------------------------------------| B:-----------------------------------------------------------------| G:-----------------------------------------------------------------| D:--9~--9--7--9---10~-10--9--7~--7h9~-9--9h11~-11--11h12~~---------| A:-----------------------------------------------------------------| E:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
feedback on this note G D/F# G C G/B D7 G D7 G \/ e:----------------------------------------------------------15~~------| B:--------------------------------------------------------------------| G:--12~--12--11--12~-17~-17--16--14~-14s16~-16--14~-14--12~-----------| D:----------------------------------------------------------------5---| A:----------------------------------------------------------------5---| E:----------------------------------------------------------------3---|


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