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Prime mover   Rush






Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 22:05:12 -0700 (MST)


Rush
Prime Mover
Hold Your Fire
Music and Lyrics by Lee, Lifeson, and Peart
 
Transcribed by Tony Zimmermann

Comments Welcome
 
---------------------------------------------------|---2--2-----------
---------------------------------------------------|---3--3-----------
--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---|---2--2-----------
--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|---0--0-----------
---------------------------------------------------|------------------
---------------------------------------------------|------------------
  Palm mute, 2x                                        D, 2x
 
--2--2------2-------------------|---3--3------------------------------
--3--3------3---------2---------|---3--3------------------------------
--2--2------4---------2---------|---0--0------------------------------
--0--0------4---------2---------|---0--0------------------------------
------------2---------0---------|---2--2------------------------------
--------------------------------|---3--3------------------------------
  D         Bm        A      (2x)
 
 
Top part: Rhy. Fig. 1
 
Basic Elemental... 
|-----2-P-0----3----2-P-0--|-----2-P-0----3----2-P-0------------------
|-----------3-------------3|-----------3-------------3----------------
|--------------------------|------------------------------------------
|--------------------------|------------------------------------------
|--------------------------|------------------------------------------
|--------------------------|------------------------------------------
|  (Two Guitars)           |
|--------------------------|------------------------------------------
|--------------------------|------------------------------------------
|--------------------------|------------------------------------------
|--------------------------|------------------------------------------
|--2-----------------------|--0---------------------------------------
|--------------------------|------------------------------------------
 
  (Bm)   (D)  (A)      (Bm) (D)  (A)
  Alternating currents in a tidewater surge
|---------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------A.H.-----------
|------------------------------------------------2-----------------
|---------------------------------------------2-----2-----------------
|-------------------------------------0---/4--------------------------
|---------------------------------------------------------------------
 
  (Bm)    (D)  (A)    (Bm)  (D)  (A)
  Rational resistance to an unwise urge                  
|----------------------------------------------------3----------------
|------------------------------------/3--2-----------3----------------
|-------------------------------------------2--------0----------------
|----------------------------------------------2-----0----------------
|-------------------------------------------------0--2----------------
|----------------------------------------------------3----------------
                                                     G
 
(G)
Anything can happen
 
 
Verses:    (Guitars are Nashville-tuned w/4 bottom strings up 1 octave)
 
(D)               (G)
From the point of conception
 
       (Bm)      (E)              E:022100
To the moment of truth
 
(D)              (G)
At the point of surrender
 
(Bm)             (A)
to the burden of proof
 
 
w/Rhy.Fig.1 (3x)
From the point of ignition 
 
             (E)
to the final drive
 
w/Rhy.Fig.1 (3x)
The point of the journey
 
          (A)
is not to arrive
 
(G)
Anything can happen
 
 
 
Guitar Tacet until  "Alternating Currents..."
 
 
 
 
I set the wheels in motion....
--------------------0--------------------------0----------------------
----------------0------0-------------------0-------0------------------
------------6--------------------------4------------------------------
--------6--------------------------4----------------------------------
----4--------------------------2--------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
(C#m)     (E5)      (B)              E5: x799xx
I set the clouds in motion
 
(C#m)     (E5)    (B)
Turn up light and sound
 
(C#m)     (E5)     (B)
Activate the window
 
    (A)
and watch the world go 'round
 
 
Palm Mute:  (2x)                    1.      2.
--2------------3-------------3----|------|----------------------------
--3------------3--------3----3----|------|----------------------------
--2------2-----0--------2----0----|------|----------------------------
--0------2-----0--------0----0----|--2---|---/-9-~~~~~~---------------
---------0--------------0----2----|--2---|---/-9-~~~~~~---------------
------------------------2----3----|--0---|----------------------------
                                          Depress Tremolo bar before
                                          striking note
Outro chords:
 
D    A    G
D/F# G    E   A               D/F#:  20023x
 
 


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