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Red Barchetta   Rush

[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)

[Intro] 
e:------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------|
G:o-<12>------------<12>-------------o|
D:o---------<7>-----------<7>--------o|
A:------<7>-----<12>----<7>-----<12>--|
E:------------------------------------|


[Riff 1] 
e:-------------------------------|
B:--------------------------<7>--|
G:o---<7>-<5>--------<7>-<5>----o|
D:o----------<7>----------------o|
A:--<9>-----------<9>------------|
E:-------------------------------|


** Note: There are many variations on these themes throughout the song.
These are just the basic structures. Hold down the chord
and arpeggate freely.

[Riff 2] 
    [Asus4]                                  [Asus4/F#]                                         
e:---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B:--------3--2------2------3---2---|--------3--2------2-----3-2-----|
G:------2--------2----2------------|------2--------2----2---------2-|
D:----2--------2--------2----------|----2--------2--------2-----2---|
A:--0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------|--2-----------------------------|

    [Asus4/G]                                      [Dsus2]                                     
e:-------------------------------------|--------0----------------0---|
B:---------3--2------2------3--2-------|------3---3----2-2-2-2h3-----|
G:-------2--------2----2------------2--|----2-------2----------------|
D:-----2--------2--------2--------2----|--0--------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
E:--3----------------------------------|-----------------------------|

[Riff 3] 
           [F]                                             [G]                       
e:------|----1------1------1------1------1------1-------3--3--|
B:------|----1------1------1------1------1------1-------3--3--|
G:------|-----------------------------------------------4--4--|
D:------|-----------------------------------------------5--5--|
A:-3-2--|--------------------------------------------3--5--5--|
E:------|-1----0--0---0--1---0--0----0-1---0--0---0--1--3--3--|

[Riff 4] 
   [G]   [A]     [D]                                 [G]    [A]  [Asus4]                             
e:-------------------|----------------------7--/9--10-9\--------|
B:-------------------|----------------------8--/10-10-10\-------|
G:---------2---------|-2--2----------2------7--/9--9--9\--------|
D:----2----0----2----|-0--0----2-----0--------------------------|
A:----0---------0----|---------0--------------------------------|
E:-3b---3b---3b---3b-|------3b---3b----3b-----------------------|

[Riff 5] 
    [F]      [C]                                    [F]  [G]                               
e:--1--1----------1--1----------1--1----------5s7--7--7--------|
B:--1--1--1--1----1--1--1--1----1--1--1--1----6s8--8--8--------|
G:--2--2--0--0----2--2--0--0----2--2--0--0----5s7--7--7--------|
D:--3--3--2--2----3--3--2--2----3--3--2--2---------------------|
A:--3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3----3--3--3--3---------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 6] 
   [G/D]              [A/D]                                                              
e:--7---------7---9------------9----7---------7-9----10---9-----------|
B:--8---------8---10-----------10---8---------8-10---10---10----------|
G:--7---------7---9------------9----7---------7-9----9----9-----------|
D:--0-0-0-0-0-0---0--0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0----0-----------|
A:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 7] (technically starts with first Bb)
                   [Bb]    [F]                  [C#]     [G#]                                 
e:-7-7-9--10-9--|-----------------------------------------------|
B:-8-8-10-10-10-|--3~--1--1---3~--1--1---6~--4--4---6~--4--4----|
G:-7-7-9--9--9--|--3~--2--2---3~--2--2---6~--5--5---6~--5--5----|
D:-0-0-0--0--0--|--3~--3--3---3~--3--3---6~--6--6---6~--6--6----|
A:--------------|--1~--3--3---1~--3--3---4~--6--6---4~--6--6----|
E:--------------|------1--1-------1--1-------4--4-------4--4----|

[Riff 8] 
    [E]    [B]                  [G]     [D]                                               
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--9~--7--7---9~--7--7---12~---------------12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
G:--9~--8--8---9~--8--8---12~--11-11-11-11--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
D:--9~--9--9---9~--9--9---12~--12-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
A:--7~--9--9---7~--9--9---10~--12-12-12-12--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
E:------7--7-------7--7--------10-10-10-10---------------------------|

Song progression:
[Intro] x5
[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 2] x1
[Riff 2] x2 /w lyrics:
My uncle has a country place,
that no one knows about.
He says it used to be a farm
before the Motor Law.
And on Sundays, I elude the "Eyes"
and hop the turbine freight -
to far outside the wire
where my white-haired uncle waits.
[Riff 3] x2
[Riff 4] x1
[Riff 4] x2 w/ lyrics:
Jump to the ground as the turbo slows to cross the borderline.
Run like the wind as excitement shivers up and down my spine.
[Riff 5] x2 w/ lyrics:
Down in his barn, my uncle preserved for me an old machine - for 50 odd
years. To keep it as new has been his dearest dream.
[Intro] x1
[Riff 2] x2 /w lyrics:
I strip away the old debris
that hides the shining car.
a brilliant red Barchetta from a
better vanished time.
Fire up the willing engine,
responding with a roar!
Tires spitting gravel I commit
my weekly crime.
e:----------------------------|
B:----------------------------|
G:----------------------------|
D:----------------------------|
A:----------------------------|
E:--------5-------------------|

(Bend this note into infinity, mix with heavy flange)
[Riff 6] x2
[Riff 6] x3 /w lyrics:
Wind in my hair, shifting and drifting.
-- mechanical music,
[Riff 7] x1 /w lyrics:
-- adrenalin surge.....
[Riff 7] x1 w/ lyrics:
Well weathered leather, hot metal and oil, the scented country air.
[Riff 8] x1 w/ lyrics:
Sunlight on chrome, the blur of the landscape, every nerve aware!
[Guitar Solo] (in 7/4 btw)
e:--9--7--5----------------|-------------------------------------------|
B:----------7--5-----------|-------------------------------------------|
G:---------------6--4------|--------------------------4-6-7--6-7-9-7---|
D:--------------------7--4-|--------------------4-6-7------------------|
A:-------------------------|--------------4-5-7------------------------|
E:-------------------------|-5~-5~-5~--7-------------------------------|
e:---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B:--------------7----------[7]h8p7-|---5-------------------------------|
G:-9b11r9-7--9----[9]b11~----------|-7---[7]-6--7b9r7b9--7-6---------6-|
D:---------------------------------|-------------------------7----/7---|
A:---------------------------------|---------------------------7-------|
E:---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
e:-----------------|-----------------------------------|---------5-----|
B:--5--5-------5---|-7~--7~-7~--7~--7-7--------------7-|-------3-------|
G:-----------6---6-|---------------------6-6-----4s6---|-2s3s4---------|
D:-------5s7-------|-------------------------7---------|---------------|
A:-----------------|-----------------------------------|---------------|
E:-----------------|-----------------------------------|---------------|
e:-------5---------5--|---------10-------10-------12-----------14------|
B:-----3---------3----|-------10-------10------------------------------|
G:-3s4-----2s3s4------|--9s11-------11------11s12----12--12s14---------|
D:--------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------------|------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 4] x1 (repeat first part 3 times)
[Riff 2] x2 /w lyrics:
Suddenly ahead of me,
across the mountain side,
a gleaming alloy air car shoots towards
me two lanes wide.
I spin around with shrieking tires
to run the deadly race;
go screaming through the valley as
another joins the chase.
[Riff 3] x2
[Riff 4] x1
[Riff 4] x2 w/ lyrics:
Drive like the wind, straining the limits of machine and man.
Laughing out loud with fear and hope, I've got a desperate plan.
[Riff 5] x2 w/ lyrics:
At the one lane bridge I leave the giants stranded at the riverside.
Race back to the farm to dream with my uncle at the fireside.
[Riff 5] x1
[Intro] x7
[Riff 1] x4
Repeat until fadeout:
e:------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------------------------------|
G:---0-----2-------------0------------------------------------|
D:-----2--------------0------4--------------------------------|
A:-------------0---4------------------------------------------|
E:------------------------------------------------------------|


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