Distant early warning

Rush


Rush - Distant Early Warning
From the CD 'Grace Under Pressure' Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart Mercury/Polygram Records 818476-2
This song is in C. The guitar, as usual, is chorused. Previously tabbed by someone else, I couldn't find the name.
Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com
| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music ~ = vibrato or held note x = percussive note with no pitch; muted note h = hammer on p = pull off s = slide b = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret r = release bend to indicated string/fret / = slide up from infinity \ = slide down into infinity [5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack) o \_ o / repeat sign (always look for these!)
[x35553] = fret box; this is a C chord - this is the same as standard tablature, only turned on its side. Tilt your head clockwise to read. PM = Palm Mute; lightly touch the strings at the bridge with the edge of the fret hand
Chord legend:
Dm : [x5776x] C : [x3555x] F : [133211] G : [355433] G/D : [xx0787]
[Intro] Am11 Csus2 Gsus2 Am11 C Csus2 e:--3~~---------3~-----------10~---------3~---------------------3~---| B:--3~~---------3~-----------10~---------3~---------------------3~---| G:--5~~---------5~-----------12~---------5~---------------------5~---| D:--5~~---------5~-----------12~---------5~---------------------5~---| A:--0~~---------3~-----------10~---------0~-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3~---| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM -------------|
Gsus2 Am11 e:-----------------------10~------------------3~---------------------| B:-----------------------10~------------------3~---------------------| G:-----------------------12~------------------5~---------------------| D:-----------------------12~------------------5~---------------------| A:--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10~----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0~---------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM --------------------| PM -------------|
[Riff 1] [Riff 2] Dsus4 D Am F G F G e:-----------------------------|---1--1--1--3---1--1--1--3---3-------| B:----8-----7-----5------------|---1--1--1--3---1--1--1--3---3-------| G:o---7-----7-----5-----------o|o--2--2--2--4---2--2--2--4---4------o| D:o---7--7--7--7--7--7--7-----o|o--3--3--3--5---3--3--3--5---5------o| A:-----------------------------|---3--3--3--5---3--3--3--5---5-------| E:-----------------------------|---1--1--1--3---1--1--1--3---3-------|
[Riff 3] [Riff 4] e:---------------------|---------5-----------------------------------| B:---6-------6--5-6----|-------6------6------------------------------| G:-----7---------------|-----7--------7------------------------------| D:-------7-------------|---7-----------------------------------------| A:---------------------|---------------------------------------------| E:---------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Progression:
[Intro] x1
[Riff 1] x4 [Riff 2] x2
Am11 Csus2 An ill wind comes arising across the cities of the plain. Gsus2 Am11 There's no swimming in the heavy water, no singing in the acid rain. G/D Red alert, red alert.
(Play these riffs with the lyrics below):
Am11 Csus2 e:-----------------------3------------------------------------3------| B:-----------------------3--------------3---------------------3--3-3-| G:---------------5-5--5--5--5-5-------5---5------------5-5----5------| D:-----------5-5---------5------5-5-5-------------5-5------5--5------| A:-------0-0-------------0-------------------3-3---------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM --------------| PM -------------------------------| PM--| It's so hard to stay together, passing through revolving doors.
Gsus2 Am11 e:------------------------------------10-----------------------------| B:-3-3-----3--------------------------10----------10-----------------| G:-----5-5---5--------------12-12--12-12--12-12------12----10--------| D:--------------------12-12-----------12-------12-------12---------5-| A:--------------10-10-----------------10-----------------------0-0---| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM ----------------------------------| PM ------------------------| We need someone to talk to and someone to sweep the floors. Incomplete,
e:-------------3-----------------------------------------------------| B:-------------3--3---------3----------------------------------------| G:-----5-5--5--5----5-5-------5--------------------------------------| D:--5----------5--------5-5------------------------------------------| A:-------------0-----------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM ----------| PM ------------| incomplete.
[Riff 1] x4 [Riff 2] x2
(* = Strum each chord)
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do? Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you. Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G I know it makes no difference to what you're going through. G Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.
Am11 Csus2 Gsus2 e:---3~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------| B:---3~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------| G:---5~~----------5~-----------12~-----------------------------------| D:---5~~----------5~-----------12~-----------------------------------| A:---0~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Am11 Csus2 e:-----------------3---3-3-------------------------------3--3--------| B:--------------3--3-------3-3---------------------------3----3------| G:----------5-5----5-----------5-5-------------5-5--5----5------5-5--| D:-----5-5---------5---------------------5--5------------5----------5| A:-0-0-------------------------------3-3-----------------3-----------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM --------------| PM -------------------------------| PM ------| Cruising under your radar, watching from satellites.

Gsus2 Am11 e:---------------------------10--------------------------------------| B:---------------------------10--10-10-10-------10-------------------| G:----------------12-12------12-----------12-12---12-----------5-5---| D:----------12-12--------12--12----------------------------5-5-----5-| A:----10-10--------------------------------------------0-0-----------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM -----------------------| PM ---------------------------------| Take a page from the red book and keep them in your sights. Red alert,
G e:--3----------------------------------------------------------------| B:--3-------3-3---3----------8-8-------------8------8----------------| G:--5-----------5----------7-----7-7-------7------7------------------| D:--5--5-5-------------9-9--------------9-------9------9\------------| A:--0----------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM ---------------------------------------------------| red alert.
Am11 Csus2 Gsus2 e:-------------3---------3\------------------------------------------| B:---------3-----5-----------------------3----3----------------------| G:-----------5--------5-----------5--5-----5-----5-------12----------| D:-----5-5----------5-----------5---------------------12--------12---| A:-0-0------------------------3-----------------------------10-------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM ---------------------------------------------------------------| Left and rights of passage, black and whites of youth. Who can
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------| B:----------------------10------------10-----10----------------------| G:------------------12---------12------------------10----------------| D:------12--12--12----------12-----12----12-----12----12-------------| A:---10--------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM -----------------------------------------------------| face the knowledge that the truth is not the truth?
Am11 e:------------------3---------3------------3-------------------------| B:--------------------------------------3----------------------------| G:-----------5---------5------------5----------5-----5---------------| D:--------5-----5---------5-----------------------5------------------| A:-----0-------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM ----------------------------------------------------| Obsolete, obsolete, yeah!
[Riff 1] x4 [Riff 2] x2
(* = Strum each chord)
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do? Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you. Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G I know it makes no difference to what you're going through. G Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.
Dm C Dm F G e:---------5---5--5-----------------------------------------1--1---3---| B:---6---6---6-------6----5----5---5---5---6----6---6---6---1--1---3---| G:o--7---------------7----5--5---5---5-----7--7---7---7-----2--2---4--o| D:o--7---------------7----5----------------7----------------3--3---5--o| A:---5---------------5----3----------------5----------------3--3---5---| E:----------------------------------------------------------1--1---3---|
[Guitar Solo]
e:---------------------------------------------------------------------| B:---------------------------------------------------------------------| G:-14-12-------------14-12------------14-12-------------14-12----------| D:-------15-14-12~---------15-14-12~--------15-14-[12]~-------15-14-12~| A:---------------------------------------------------------------------| E:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:-13--12-12-12----------------------13-13-13-12---------------------| B:--------------15-15-15-13-12-------------------15-15-15-13-12------| G:-----------------------------14-------------------------------14---| D:-------------------------------------------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:-13-13-13-13-12-12-----------------13--13-13-12--------------------| B:-------------------15-15-13-12------------------15-15-15-13-12-----| G:-------------------------------14----------------------------------| D:-------------------------------------------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Am11 Csus2 e:------3--------3--3-------3--3--3--3---5--3-------------3----------| B:----------------------------------------------------------3--------| G:---5-----5--5--------5-5------------------------------------5---5--| D:-----------------------------------------------5--5--5--------5----| A:-----------------------------------------------3--3--3-------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| Gsus2 e:-------3----------------------------10-----------------------------| B:-----3---3----------------10---------------10----10-------12---13--| G:--5--------5-----------12----12---------------------12-------------| D:-------------5------12----------12------12----12-------12----------| A:-----------------10------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| Am11? e:---------------------------3-------3---3--3-3-3--------------------| B:---------10-------------3----3-----3---3--3-3-3--------------------| G:------12--------------5--------5---5---5--5-5-5--------------------| D:---12---------------5----------------------------------------------| A:-----------------0-------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Riff 1] x8 [Riff 2] x4
(* = Strum each chord)
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do? Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you. Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G I know it makes no difference to what you're going through. G Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.
[Outro]
Dm C Dm F G e:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--1-1-1-3-3-3-| B:--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--1-1-1-3-3-3-| G:--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--2-2-2-4-4-4-| D:--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--3-3-3-5-5-5-| A:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-5-5-5-| E:--------------------------------------------------------1-1-1-3-3-3-|
Dm C Dm F e:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5----------------| B:--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--10-10-10-10---| G:o-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10---| D:o-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10---| A:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--8--8--8--8----| E:----------------------------------------------------------------------| G Dm e:----------------|---5--5~~-----------------------------------------| B:--12-12-12-12---|---6--6~~-----------------------------------------| G:--12-12-12-12--o|---7--7~~-----------------------------------------| D:--12-12-12-12--o|---7--7~~-----------------------------------------| A:--10-10-10-10---|---5--5~~-----------------------------------------| E:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|


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