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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:-------------------------------------------------------------------|



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