Tom sawyer

Rush


Rush - Tom Sawyer
From the CD 'Moving Pictures' Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart/Dubois Mercury/Polygram Records 800048-2
Previously tabbed by James Bender (I think) . The key is E. Some kind of effect during the solo. You tell me.
| = 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.
Chord legend:
Csus2 : [x3x03x] G/B : [x2003x] A7sus4 : [x0203x]
[Riff 1] E5 D5 A7sus4 Csus2 e:-------------0~-----------------------------3~-------------0-------| B:-------------0~--------------3~-------------3~-------------3-------| G:-------------9~--------------2~-------------0~-------------0-------| D:-------------9~--------------0~-------------2~-------------x-------| A:-------------7~-----------------------------0~-------------3-------| E:--0--0---0---0~---0--0---0--------0--0---0-------0--0---0----------|
[Riff 2] E5 D e:---------0------0--0--0--|--------------------2-2------|-----------| B:---------0------0--0--0--|----------3--3--3---3-3---3--|-----------| G:---------9--9---9--9--9--|----------2--2--2---2-2---2--|-----------| D:---------9--9---9--9--9--|----------0--0--0---0-0---0--|-----------| A:---------7--7---7--7--7--|-----------------------------|-----------| E:-0-0--0-----0------------|--0-0--0---------------------|--0-0--0---|
e:--3-3--3----3------------------------| B:--3-3--3----3--3---3-----------------| G:--0-0--0----0--0---0-----------------| D:--2-2--2----2--2---2-----------------| A:--0-0--0----0--0---0-----------------| E:-------------------------------------|
[Riff 3]
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------| B:-----0----------0-----------0-------0---------0------0------0------| G:-----4----------4-----------4-------4---------4------4------4------| D:--------------------------2-----2----------2-----------------------| A:-2----------2---------------------------3---------2------0---------| E:-0-------2------------3----------------------------------------3---|
[Riff 4] Asus2 Bsus2 A5 A5/G e:-------------------------------------------------------------------| B:--0----2~------2-2-2~---2~--2-2-2-2--2-----------------------------| G:--2----4~------4-4-4~---4~--4-4-4-4--4----2-2-2-2---2--2--2--------| D:--2----4~------4-4-4~---4~--4-4-4-4--4----2-2-2-2---2--2--2--------| A:--0----2~------2-2-2~---2~--2-2-2-2--2----0-0-0-0---x--x--x--------| E:----------------------------------------------------3--3--3--------| B A A5/G A5 E5 e:--------------------------------------------------0~~--------------| B:--4---4-4-4---2-2-2-2-----------------------------0~~--------------| G:--4---4-4-4---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-----------4~~--------------| D:--4---4-4-4---2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-----2----------------------| A:--2---2-2-2---0-0-0-0--x-x-x-x--0-0-0-0-----2----------------------| E:-----------------------3-3-3-3--------------0----------------------|
Song progression:
(Keyboard opens song with flanged E; heard throughout song)
(Guitar Tacet)
A modern day warrior mean mean stride, today's Tom Sawyer mean mean pride.
[Riff 1] x1
[Riff 1] x1 /w lyrics:
Though his mind is not for rent, don't put him down as arrogant. His reserve a quiet defense riding out the days events -
Csus2 G/B A7sus4 Csus2 G/B A7sus4 no re - birth.
[Riff 2] x1
Csus2 G/B A7sus4 Csus2 G/B A7sus4
[Riff 3] x1
[Riff 3] x3 /w lyrics:
What you say about his company is what you say about society. Catch the mist, catch the myth, catch the mystery, catch the drift.
[Riff 4] x1 /w lyrics:
The world is, the world is, love and life are deep. Maybe as his skies are wide.
(Guitar Tacet)
Today's Tom Sawyer he gets high on you and the space he invades he gets by on you.
Keyboard arranged for guitar: (play 4 times alone)
e:------------------------------------------| B:--10p7-9----7------10~p7--9----7----------| G:o--------9-----7------------9------------o| D:o---------------------------------9------o| A:------------------------------------------| E:------------------------------------------|
[Fill 1] - after the keyboard plays the above part 4 times alone, this fill joins it in tandem four more times E5 F#sus4 e:-------------------------------| B:----------0-------------0------| G:o---------4-------------4-----o|
D:o-2-------2-------------4-----o| A:--2---2--------------4---------| E:--0------------0--2~-----------|
[Fill 2] - played in tandem with keyboard part below
e:--------------------------------------------------|----------------| B:--------------------------------------------------|----------------| G:o------------------------------------------------o|----------------| D:o----7---4---6-------4------7~----4--6-----------o|----------------| A:-----------------7------5~--------------7---5-----|----------------| E:-----------------------------------------------7--|----5\----------|
Keyboard arranged for guitar:
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------| B:--10p7-9----7------10~p7--9--------------10p7--9-----7-------------| G:---------9----7--------------9--7-----------------9------7~~~------| D:-----------------------------------9-------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Guitar Solo] - I can hear some effect here!
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------| B:-------------------------------------------------------10p9h10-/12\| G:--------------------13p11h13s14--13---11h13p11s7s9~----------------| D:--5~~s9~~s12~~~----------------------------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------| B:----------------5b----3p0h2---3---[3b5]~~----5h7p5--[5]------[3]---| G:---------------------------------------------------------[7]-------| D:-------------------------------------------------------------------| A:----------5--------------------------------------------------------| E:--5---7------------------------------------------------------------| *** bar dive
e:---------------------------------------12--------------------------| B:-2p0--2--[3]-5~~--------15~--15p12-14------14~--12---15--12---12-14| G:-------------------------------------------------------------------| D:-------------------------------------------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:----------------------------------------------12--16b~~~~----------| B:--14~~-----------15-12~-------12---[15]~~--------------------------| G:--------------------------14---------------------------------------| D:-------------------------------------------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:16-17-19--17-16-17--19-17-16-17-19-16-19-17-16--16-19-19b21~~21~~--| B:-------------------------------------------------------------------| G:-------------------------------------------------------------------| D:-------------------------------------------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:-19b21~~~21~~21~~21~~21~~---19b21-19b21-19b21r19b21r19-19b21~21~21\| B:-------------------------------------------------------------------| G:-------------------------------------------------------------------| D:-------------------------------------------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Fill 3]
e:--------------------------------------------------|----------------| B:--------------------------------------------------|----------------| G:o------------------------------------------------o|----------------| D:o----7---4---6-------4------7~----4--6-----------o|----------------| A:-----------------7------5~--------------7---5-----|-----------5--7-| E:-----------------------------------------------7--|----5---7-------|
[Riff 1] x1
[Riff 1 x1 /w lyrics:
No his mind is not for rent to any god or government Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent.
Csus2 G/B A7sus4 Csus2 G/B A7sus4 but change is.
[Riff 2] x1
Csus2 G/B A7sus4 Csus2 G/B A7sus4
[Riff 3] x1
[Riff 3] x3 /w lyrics:
What you say about his company is what you say about society. Catch the witness, catch the wit, catch the spirit, catch the spit.
[Riff 4] x1 /w lyrics:
The world is, the world is, love and life are deep. Maybe as his eyes are wide.
(Guitar Tacet)
Exis the warrior, today's Tom Sawyer he gets high on you and the energy you trade he gets right on to the friction of the
E5 F#sus4 e:-------------------------------| B:----------0------------0-------| G:o---------4------------4------o| D:o--2------2------------4------o| A:---2--2-------------4----------| E:---0----------0--2~------------| day.
Repeat above ad infinitum while keyboard plays this:
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------| B:--10p7-9----7~~~~~~~-----------------------------------------------| G:---------9---------------9~~~~~~~~-----------------------11--------| D:-----------------------------------------------------11------------| A:--------------------------------------------------9----------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------| B:--10p7--9----7~~~~~~h9p7-------------------------------------------| G:----------9--------------9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------------------------| D:-------------------------------------------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:---17p14--16----14-------------------------------------------------| B:-------------17----15---17~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~------------------------| G:-------------------------------------------------------------------| D:-------------------------------------------------------------------| A:-------------------------------------------------------------------| E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|


variations - click chord images
Transpose chords:
Tuning:
Cool service:
View: Size:
A  A  A
Rating:
Layout:
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
Accuracy:
  • Currently 1.9/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
click stars to rate
Chordie recommends:
Learn how to play guitar at JamPlay.com
Songbook:
Login to add this song to your songbook
Support the artist
Preview/buy this song
MSN Music
Why this non-profit ad?

 
login to add comments/video/corrections