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War paint   Rush






Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 00:06:04 -0700 (MST)


Rush
War Paint
Presto
Music and Lyrics by Lee, Lifeson, and Peart
 
Transcribed by Tony Zimmermann, 
Comments welcome
 
Electric Guitar                                   4 x
---3----3---------3----3----------2----2-----------||-----3-----------
---3----3---------3----3----------3----3-----------||-----3-----------
---0----0---------0----0----------2----2---------*-||-----0-----------
---0----0---------2----2----------0----0---------*-||-----2-----------
---2----2---------3----3---------------------------||-----3-----------
---3----3------------------------------------------||-----------------
   G              Cadd9           D                     Cadd9
 
(Cadd9)
Girl before the mirror
 
appraises her disguise
 
G
child become a mother
 
tries to fix her eyes
 
Cadd9
no more of his excuses
 
                     Cadd9
it has to be today....
 
G
she can keep her fantasy
 
if she can get away
 
 
 
Paint her name....
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----------------------------------------------------------0-----------
---------0--2----0-------------0--2----0--------------5-------5-------
------4-------------4-------4-------------4---------5---5---5-----3---
---5-------------------5---------------------5----3---------------3-%-
------------------------------------------------------------------1---
                                                                  
Wounded pride....
----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------0------------------------------------0---------
---------0--2----0----------------0--2----0-------------5-------5-----
------4-------------4----------4-------------4--------5---5---5---3---
---5------------------------5-------------------5---3-------------3-%-
------------------------------------------------------------------1---
 
All puffed up with vanity...
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------0------------------0-----------------0--------------0------
--------5------5-----------3-----3------------3---3----------5---5----
-----5------------5-----3-----------3-------5-------5------7-------7--
--3------------------1-----------------1--6-----------6--8-----------8
 
 
Cadd9     (let ring)...
 
(Cadd9)                    (overdub palm mute quarter notes)
boy before the mirror
 
                w/Lead Fig. 1 (Below)
checks his camouflage
 
G
polishes his armor
 
F G                          G   F           F = 133211
and the charger in the garage...
 
C                    F5/C F5/C               C = 355xxx
no more lame excuses...                   F5/C = x3356x
 
C               w/Lead Fig. 2 (Below)
it has to be tonight
 
G
he can take the princess
 
F G                      
if he can take the fight
 
 
Lead Fig. 1                   Lead Fig. 2
------------------------3----|----------------------------------------3-
---0--------------------3----|----------------------------------------3-
--(2)-(2)--0---------0--0----|----------------------------------------0-
---F--rel------0-H-2----0----|--------0-2-P-0-3-P-0-2-P-0-------------0-
------------------------2----|--0-2-3---------------------3-P-0-2-P-0-2-
------------------------3----|----------------------------------------3-
 
Opening chords, with acoustic playing palm-muted quarter notes:
G G G G
D D D D
Cadd9
                                         
[ G5:  355xxx ]
[ F5:  133xxx ]
[ C5:  x355xx ]
[ F5/C:x3356x ]
[ rhythm here is eighth, quarter, eighth repeated ]                 
 
C5 
. -   .  . -    . . -  . . -           
boys and girls together
                           F5/C   C5
mistake conceit for pride.....
 
G5                      F5 G5 F5 G5
-ambition for illusion
(G5)                        F
-dreams for self-delusion.....      [similar next stanza]
 
 
 
paint it black....    [solo]
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--12--12--------------12--13--15----13---12--13--15-(15)-(15)---------
--12--12----------------------------------------------F--rel.------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------Harm.--
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-(14)-(14)-(14)-(14)--12----------------------------------------------
---H--rel.---H--rel.-----15--12-------------------------15-P-12-------
---------------------------------14-------------12-H-14---------14----
----------------------------------------12-H-14-----------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Harmonizer up a fifth                             Harmonizer off
-(19)~(19)~(19)~(19)--------------------------------------------------
---H---rel---H---rel--------------------------------------------------
----------------------------17--19--17------17------------------------
------------------------19--------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------19------19--------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
-(19)~(19)~(19)~(19)--------------------------------------------------
---H---rel---H---rel------------------18-P-15-------------------------
----------------------15-H-17-17-P-15---------17----19----17---12--5~~
-------------------------------------------------/17---/15--/10-------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Outro:
Include eighth note palm mute power chords on electric guitar:
G5 / / / / / / /
F5 / / / / / / /
Bb5/ / / / / / /   [x133xx]
C5 / / / / / / /    


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