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Distant Early Warning  Rush

h - Distant Early Warning
From the CD 'Grace Under Pressure'
Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
Mercury/Polygram Records 818476-2
This song is in C. The guitar, as usual, is chorused. Previously
tabbed by someone else, I couldn't find the name.
Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com
| = 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.
PM = Palm Mute; lightly touch the strings at the bridge with the edge of
the fret hand
Chord legend:
Dm : [x5776x]
C : [x3555x]
F : [133211]
G : [355433]
G/D : [xx0787]
[Intro] 
[Am11] [Csus2] [Gsus2] [Am11] [C] [Csus2]  
 
 e:--3~~---------3~-----------10~---------3~---------------------3~---|
 B:--3~~---------3~-----------10~---------3~---------------------3~---|
 G:--5~~---------5~-----------12~---------5~---------------------5~---|
 D:--5~~---------5~-----------12~---------5~---------------------5~---|
 A:--0~~---------3~-----------10~---------0~-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3~---|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM -------------|

[Gsus2] [Am11]  
 
 e:-----------------------10~------------------3~---------------------|
 B:-----------------------10~------------------3~---------------------|
 G:-----------------------12~------------------5~---------------------|
 D:-----------------------12~------------------5~---------------------|
 A:--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10~----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0~---------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM --------------------| PM -------------|

[Riff 1] [Riff 2] 
[Dsus4] [D] [Am] [F] [G] [F] [G]  
 
 e:-----------------------------|---1--1--1--3---1--1--1--3---3-------|
 B:----8-----7-----5------------|---1--1--1--3---1--1--1--3---3-------|
 G:o---7-----7-----5-----------o|o--2--2--2--4---2--2--2--4---4------o|
 D:o---7--7--7--7--7--7--7-----o|o--3--3--3--5---3--3--3--5---5------o|
 A:-----------------------------|---3--3--3--5---3--3--3--5---5-------|
 E:-----------------------------|---1--1--1--3---1--1--1--3---3-------|

[Riff 3] [Riff 4] 
 
 e:---------------------|---------5-----------------------------------|
 B:---6-------6--5-6----|-------6------6------------------------------|
 G:-----7---------------|-----7--------7------------------------------|
 D:-------7-------------|---7-----------------------------------------|
 A:---------------------|---------------------------------------------|
 E:---------------------|---------------------------------------------|

Progression:
[Intro] x1
[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 2] x2
An [Am11]ill wind comes arising across the cities of the plain.[Csus2]
There's no swimming in the heav[Gsus2]y water, no singing in the acid rain.[Am11]
Red alert, red alert.[G/D]
(Play these riffs with the lyrics below):
[Am11] [Csus2]  
 
 e:-----------------------3------------------------------------3------|
 B:-----------------------3--------------3---------------------3--3-3-|
 G:---------------5-5--5--5--5-5-------5---5------------5-5----5------|
 D:-----------5-5---------5------5-5-5-------------5-5------5--5------|
 A:-------0-0-------------0-------------------3-3---------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM --------------| PM -------------------------------| PM--|

It's so hard to stay together, passing through revolving doors.
[Gsus2] [Am11]  
 
 e:------------------------------------10-----------------------------|
 B:-3-3-----3--------------------------10----------10-----------------|
 G:-----5-5---5--------------12-12--12-12--12-12------12----10--------|
 D:--------------------12-12-----------12-------12-------12---------5-|
 A:--------------10-10-----------------10-----------------------0-0---|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM ----------------------------------| PM ------------------------|

We need someone to talk to and someone to sweep the floors. Incomplete,
 
 e:-------------3-----------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------3--3---------3----------------------------------------|
 G:-----5-5--5--5----5-5-------5--------------------------------------|
 D:--5----------5--------5-5------------------------------------------|
 A:-------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM ----------| PM ------------|

incomplete.
[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 2] x2
(* = Strum each chord)
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do?
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you.
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
I know it makes no difference to what you're going through.
G Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.
[Am11] [Csus2] [Gsus2]  
 
 e:---3~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------|
 B:---3~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------|
 G:---5~~----------5~-----------12~-----------------------------------|
 D:---5~~----------5~-----------12~-----------------------------------|
 A:---0~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Am11] [Csus2]  
 
 e:-----------------3---3-3-------------------------------3--3--------|
 B:--------------3--3-------3-3---------------------------3----3------|
 G:----------5-5----5-----------5-5-------------5-5--5----5------5-5--|
 D:-----5-5---------5---------------------5--5------------5----------5|
 A:-0-0-------------------------------3-3-----------------3-----------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM --------------| PM -------------------------------| PM ------|

Cruising under your radar, watching from satellites.
[Gsus2] [Am11]  
 
 e:---------------------------10--------------------------------------|
 B:---------------------------10--10-10-10-------10-------------------|
 G:----------------12-12------12-----------12-12---12-----------5-5---|
 D:----------12-12--------12--12----------------------------5-5-----5-|
 A:----10-10--------------------------------------------0-0-----------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM -----------------------| PM ---------------------------------|

Take a page from the red book and keep them in your sights. Red alert,
[G]  
 
 e:--3----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:--3-------3-3---3----------8-8-------------8------8----------------|
 G:--5-----------5----------7-----7-7-------7------7------------------|
 D:--5--5-5-------------9-9--------------9-------9------9\------------|
 A:--0----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM ---------------------------------------------------|

red alert.
[Am11] [Csus2] [Gsus2]  
 
 e:-------------3---------3\------------------------------------------|
 B:---------3-----5-----------------------3----3----------------------|
 G:-----------5--------5-----------5--5-----5-----5-------12----------|
 D:-----5-5----------5-----------5---------------------12--------12---|
 A:-0-0------------------------3-----------------------------10-------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM ---------------------------------------------------------------|

Left and rights of passage, black and whites of youth. Who can
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:----------------------10------------10-----10----------------------|
 G:------------------12---------12------------------10----------------|
 D:------12--12--12----------12-----12----12-----12----12-------------|
 A:---10--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM -----------------------------------------------------|

face the knowledge that the truth is not the truth?
[Am11]  
 
 e:------------------3---------3------------3-------------------------|
 B:--------------------------------------3----------------------------|
 G:-----------5---------5------------5----------5-----5---------------|
 D:--------5-----5---------5-----------------------5------------------|
 A:-----0-------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM ----------------------------------------------------|

Obsolete, obsolete, yeah!
[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 2] x2
(* = Strum each chord)
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do?
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you.
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
I know it makes no difference to what you're going through.
G Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.
[Dm] [C] [Dm] [F] [G]  
 
 e:---------5---5--5-----------------------------------------1--1---3---|
 B:---6---6---6-------6----5----5---5---5---6----6---6---6---1--1---3---|
 G:o--7---------------7----5--5---5---5-----7--7---7---7-----2--2---4--o|
 D:o--7---------------7----5----------------7----------------3--3---5--o|
 A:---5---------------5----3----------------5----------------3--3---5---|
 E:----------------------------------------------------------1--1---3---|

[Guitar Solo] 
 
 e:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-14-12-------------14-12------------14-12-------------14-12----------|
 D:-------15-14-12~---------15-14-12~--------15-14-[12]~-------15-14-12~|
 A:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
 e:-13--12-12-12----------------------13-13-13-12---------------------|
 B:--------------15-15-15-13-12-------------------15-15-15-13-12------|
 G:-----------------------------14-------------------------------14---|
 D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 e:-13-13-13-13-12-12-----------------13--13-13-12--------------------|
 B:-------------------15-15-13-12------------------15-15-15-13-12-----|
 G:-------------------------------14----------------------------------|
 D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Am11] [Csus2]  
 
 e:------3--------3--3-------3--3--3--3---5--3-------------3----------|
 B:----------------------------------------------------------3--------|
 G:---5-----5--5--------5-5------------------------------------5---5--|
 D:-----------------------------------------------5--5--5--------5----|
 A:-----------------------------------------------3--3--3-------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Gsus2]  
 
 e:-------3----------------------------10-----------------------------|
 B:-----3---3----------------10---------------10----10-------12---13--|
 G:--5--------5-----------12----12---------------------12-------------|
 D:-------------5------12----------12------12----12-------12----------|
 A:-----------------10------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Am11?
 
 e:---------------------------3-------3---3--3-3-3--------------------|
 B:---------10-------------3----3-----3---3--3-3-3--------------------|
 G:------12--------------5--------5---5---5--5-5-5--------------------|
 D:---12---------------5----------------------------------------------|
 A:-----------------0-------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 1] x8
[Riff 2] x4
(* = Strum each chord)
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do?
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you.
Dm* C* Dm [Riff 3] x1 F F G
I know it makes no difference to what you're going through.
G Dm* C* Dm [Riff 4] x1 F F G
But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.
[Outro] 
[Dm] [C] [Dm] [F] [G]  
 
 e:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--1-1-1-3-3-3-|
 B:--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--1-1-1-3-3-3-|
 G:--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--2-2-2-4-4-4-|
 D:--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--3-3-3-5-5-5-|
 A:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-5-5-5-|
 E:--------------------------------------------------------1-1-1-3-3-3-|

[Dm] [C] [Dm] [F]  
 
 e:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5----------------|
 B:--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--10-10-10-10---|
 G:o-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10---|
 D:o-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10---|
 A:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--8--8--8--8----|
 E:----------------------------------------------------------------------|

[G] [Dm]  
 
 e:----------------|---5--5~~-----------------------------------------|
 B:--12-12-12-12---|---6--6~~-----------------------------------------|
 G:--12-12-12-12--o|---7--7~~-----------------------------------------|
 D:--12-12-12-12--o|---7--7~~-----------------------------------------|
 A:--10-10-10-10---|---5--5~~-----------------------------------------|
 E:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|


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