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The Trees  Rush

Rush - The Trees
From the CD 'Hemispheres'
Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
Mercury/Polygram Records 822547-2
Other tab was quite a bit lacking, so here is the full version.
Previously tabbed by Patrick M. Ryan and Frank
Schaapherder . The key is D. Intro is played on
a nylon- 6-stringed acoustic. The rest of the song is played by two
electric guitars [in unison] with distortion and chorus. Intro courtesy of
Tony Kennedy and Rich Soto
with some further corrections by myself.
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
= natural harmonic (lightly touch the string at fret indicated)
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
[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 for the chords played during the verses:
A5(I) : [x02255] F# : [244322]
B5 : [x244xx] F#5 : [244xxx]
B/A : [x044xx] D : [xx0232]
G : [320033] C#m : [x46654]
G5 : [355xxx] A : [577655]
Asus2 : [x0220x] Bm : [x24432]
E : [022100] A5 : [x022xx]
[Intro]:
[D] [F#m] [C#m]  
 
 e:--2--------0--------|--2--------2-----|--4--------4--------|
 B:-----3--------3-----|-----2--------2--|--------5-----5-----|
 G:--------2-----------|-----------------|-----6--------------|
 D:--0--------------0--|--------4--------|--------------------|
 A:--------------------|--------------4--|--4--------------4--|
 E:--------------------|--2--------------|--------------------|

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

[lyrics enter] 
[Bm] [D] [F#m]  
 
 e:------------2-|-----|--2h3p2--------2--------|--2--------2-----|
 B:--3--3------3-|--3~-|---------3--------3-----|-----2--------2--|
 G:--4--4--4-----|--4~-|------------2-----------|-----------------|
 D:--------------|-----|--0------------------0--|--------4--------|
 A:--2--2--0h2-2-|--2~-|------------------------|--------------4--|
 E:--------------|-----|------------------------|--2--------------|

[C#m] [A] [E]  
 
 e:-----------4--------|--5--------5-----|--0--------0-----|
 B:--5-----------5-----|-----5--------5--|--0-----0--------|
 G:--------6-----------|--------2--------|-----1-----------|
 D:-----6--------------|--------------2--|--------------0--|
 A:--4--------------4--|--0--------------|-----------------|
 E:--------------------|-----------------|--0--------------|

[G] [A] [Bm] [D]  
 
 e:--3-----------------|-----------2--|-----|--2--------3p2--------|
 B:-----3-----2--------|--3--3-----3--|--3~-|--------3-------------|
 G:-----------------2--|--4--4--4-----|--4~-|-----2----------------|
 D:--------------2-----|--------------|-----|--0--------0----0--x--|
 A:-------2---0--------|--2--2--0--2--|--2~-|----------------------|
 E:--3-----------------|--------------|-----|----------------------|

[F#m] [C#m] [A]  
 
 e:--2--------2-----|-----------4--------|--5--------5-----|
 B:-----2--------2--|--5-----------5-----|-----5--------5--|
 G:-----------------|--------6-----------|--------2--------|
 D:--------4--------|-----6--------------|--------------2--|
 A:--------------4--|--4--------------4--|--0--------------|
 E:--2--------------|--------------------|-----------------|

[E] [G] [A] [Bm]  
 
 e:---------0-------|--3-----------------|------------2--|-----|
 B:-0-----0---0-----|-----3-----2--------|--3--3--3---3--|--3~-|
 G:----1------------|-----------------2--|--4--4--4------|--4~-|
 D:--------------0--|--------------2-----|---------------|-----|
 A:-----------------|--------2--0--------|--2--2--0h2-2--|--2~-|
 E:-0---------------|--3-----------------|---------------|-----|

[D] [A] [Bm]  
 
 e:--2--2h3p2-----|---------------|-----|
 B:--3---------3--|--2--2h3p2-----|--3~-|
 G:--2------------|--2---------2--|--4~-|
 D:--0------------|--2------------|--4~-|
 A:---------------|--0------------|--2~-|
 E:---------------|---------------|-----|

Progression:
[Intro] x1 /w lyrics:
There is unrest in the forest; there is trouble with the trees.
For the Maples want more sunlight and the Oaks ignore their pleas.
Then:
[F#5]  
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:-------4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4----------------------------|
 A:-------4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4----------------------------|
 E:-------2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2--0-------------------------|

[G5]  
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:-------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5----------------------------|
 A:-------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5----------------------------|
 E:-------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3--0-------------------------|

Strum each chord [see cbord legend above for fingering]:
A5(I) A5 A5 B5 B5 B5 G G D D A5(I) A5(I)
The trouble with the Maples (and they're quite convinced they're right);
A5(I) A5 B5 B5 B5 G D D A5(I) A5(I)
They say the Oaks are just too lofty and they grab up all the light.
A5(I) A5 B5 B5 G D D A5(I)
But the Oaks can't help their feelings if they like the way they're made.
F#5 (wallop) G5 (wallop)
And they wonder why the Maples can't be happy in their shade.
 
 e:-5~----5--------5~------------|-------------------------------------|
 B:-5~----5--------5~---5--------|-2------------2-2-----2-2-----2-2----|
 G:-2~----2--2-2-2-2~---2--2-2-2-|-2------------2-2-----2-2-----2-2----|
 D:-2~----2--2-2-2-2~---2--2-2-2-|-2--2--2---2--2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2----|
 A:-0~----0--0-0-0-0~---0--0-0-0-|-0--0--0---x-------x-------x---------|
 E:------------------------------|-----------3-------2-------0---------|

There is tro[D]ubl[D]e [D]in the f[F#]orest[F#], and the cr[C#m]eatu[C#m]res [C#m]all [C#m]have f[A]le[A]d,[A] [A]
(at the end of this line play some pick slides)
as the M[E]ap[E]le[E]s [E]sc[E]re[E]am "Op[G]pre[G]ssi[G]on!"[A5] an[A5]d the [Bm]Oaks j[Bm]ust [B/A]shake t[Bm]heir h[Bm]eads.
(Repeat D-F#-C#m-A chord progression/pattern)
 
 e:--0-0-0--0-0-0---3-3-3---------------------------2-----------------|
 B:--0-0-0--0-0-0---3-3-3-------------3-3-3--3--3---3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
 G:--1-1-1--1-1-1---0-0-0---2-2--2----4-4-4--4--4---4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|etc
 D:--2-2-2--2-2-2---0-0-0---2-2--2----4-4-4--4--4---4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
 A:--2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2-2---0-0--0----2-2-2--2--0---2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
 E:--0-0-0--0-0-0---3-3-3---------------------------------------------|

[Riff 2] - with flanger added
[Bm] [A]  
 
 e:--------------------------------------------|----------------------|
 B:--------------------------------------------|--------2---2---------|
 G:----4---4--------4--------4----4-------4----|------2---2-------2---|
 D:------4--------4---4---------4-------4---4--|----2-----------2-----|
 A:-2----------2----------2-----------2--------|--0-------------------|
 E:--------------------------------------------|----------------------|

[F#7(addB)] [A]  
 
 e:------------------|-----------------------------|---------0--------|
 B:--------2------2--|---------0--------------0----|------------0-----|
 G:------2------2----|-----------3---------------3-|-------6------6---|
 D:----2------2------|------4--------------4-------|------------------|
 A:--0---------------|----4--------------4---------|----7-------------|
 E:------------------|--2-------------2------------|--5---------------|

[F#7(addB)]  
 
 e:------------0------|------------0-----2-------------------0----2---|
 B:--------------0----|------------------------0----------------------|
 G:---------6------6--|--------3--------------------------3-----------|
 D:------7------------|---------------4-----4------------------4------|
 A:---7---------------|-----4--------------------------4------------4-|
 E:-------------------|--2--------------------------2-----------------|

[D] [F]  
 
 e:--------0----10---------------0-----10--------|-----------1--------|
 B:------7------------7--------7--------------7--|--------------1-----|
 G:----7---------------------7-------------------|--------2-----------|
 D:--0-------0-----0-------0--------0------0-----|--------------------|
 A:----------------------------------------------|-----3--------------|
 E:----------------------------------------------|--1-----------------|

[A] [E]  
 
 e:----------1---|--------0------------------0---------|-0-------0----|
 B:------------1-|-0----0-----0-----------2-------0----|-0--0---------|
 G:-------2------|-2--2-----2-----2------------2-------|-1------------|
 D:--------------|-2------------2-------2--------------|-2----2----2--|
 A:----3---------|-0------------------0-------------0--|-2---------2--|
 E:-1------------|-------------------------------------|-0------------|
 e:---------------------0---------------------------------------------|
 B:--0-----------------------0----------------------------------------|
 G:--------1---------1------------0-----------------------------------|
 D:-----2----------2------2-----2-------------------------------------|
 A:-----2-------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-----0-------0-----------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 3] - This is in 5/4 (I HATE 5/4!)
 
 e:-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 B:-------0--------------0--------|-------0---------------------------|
 G:-----0--------0-----0--------0-|-----0-------0--------0-----0------|
 D:--12------11-----14------11----|--12------11----12-14----11--------|
 A:-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

This is the pattern of measures and what chords are being played.
Each set of braces represents a measure. [Riff 3] is played once alone,
then along with these chords in this fashion. Remember this is 5/4.
[A5] [(A5)] [A5] [(A5)] [A5] [(A5)] [A5] [B5] [A5] [D5] [A5] [B5] [A5] [D5]  
 
 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

* * * * * * *** *** *** ***
* = Neil hits a crash cymbal
*** = Neil hits the ride & crash
Geddy repeats this 2 times; [Riff 3] is repeated 4 times along with it.
 
 G:--------------------|------------------|--------------|--------------|
 D:o-------------------|------------------|--------------|--0-0-0-0----o|
 A:o-0--0--0--0--------|---2--2--2--2-----|--0-0-0-0-----|-------------o|
 E:--------------2--3--|--------------2-3-|----------2-3-|----------2-3-|

[Riff 3] is played 4 times along with the solo:
[Guitar Solo] - Also in 5/4 time
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-(16)r14~--------------7---6h7p6p0---0--2-[4]~~~---4--2h4p2p0--[9]~|
 D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:----------0----2~~-------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-15-[14h15p14]----------------12-------------(12)------------------|
 G:---------------14-12---14--12----14-12--14b16----14b16-14~---11----|
 D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

6/4 time
 
 e:------------------------------------------------------|------------|
 B:------------------------------------------------------|------------|
 G:-12b14------12--11h12p11s9--11~----6-7-9--7p6h7p6-4-6-|-7~--6h7h9--|
 D:------------------------------------------------------|------------|
 A:------------------------------------------------------|------------|
 E:------------------------------------------------------|------------|
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:--6h7p6-4h6p4-2h4p2p0-2h4p2p0-2h4p2p0-2----------------------------|
 D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(For reference: [Riff 3] is played 16 times total.)
[Riff 4] 
[G] [G] [A]  
 
 e:--7--7---7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2----------------------|
 B:--8--8---8--8-----8--8---8--8\--3--3--3--3--3---2------------------|
 G:--7--7---7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2---2--2---------------|
 D:--0------0--------0-------------0-----0-----0---2--2--------0-2-4p0|
 A:------------------------------------------------0--0---2--4--------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM----------|
 e:--7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2-----------------------|
 B:--8--8--8--8-----8--8---8--8\--3--3--3--3--3---2-------------------|
 G:--7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2---2--2---4--2--0------|
 D:--0-----0--------0-------------0-----0-----0---2--2-----------4p2p0|
 A:-----------------------------------------------0--0----------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 e:--7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2-----------------------|
 B:--8--8--8--8-----8--8---8--8\--3--3--3--3--3--2------8--7--5-------|
 G:--7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----------7--6--|
 D:--0-----0--------0-------------0-----0-----0--2--2-----------------|
 A:----------------------------------------------0--0-----------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM------------|
 e:-7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2------------------------|
 B:-8--8--8--8-----8--8---8--8\--3--3--3--3--3--2---------------------|
 G:-7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2--2--2------------------|
 D:-0-----0--------0-------------0-----0-----0--2--2--------0--2------|
 A:---------------------------------------------0--0--2--4--------0---|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 5] 
[Bm] [B5] [Bm/A] [D5] [A5] [B5] [F#]  
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-3--3---------3-3--------------------------------------------------|
 G:-4--4--4--4---2-2--2-2---4-4-4---3---3---3---2-2-------------------|
 D:-4--4--4--4---0-0--2-2---4-4-4---4---4---4---2-2-------------------|
 A:-2--2--2--0--------0-0---2-2-2---4---4---4---0-0-------------------|
 E:---------------------------------2---2---2-------------------------|

[Strum as above]:
A5(I) A5 B5 B5 B5 G D D A5(I) A5(I)
So the Maples formed a union and demanded equal rights.
A5 A5 B5 B5 G G D D A5(I)
"The Oaks are just too greedy, we will make them give us light!"
A5(I) A5 B5 B5 B5 G D D A5(I)
Now there's no more Oak oppression, for they passed a noble law.
Outro:
[F#5] [G5] [A] [Asus2]  
 
 e:----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:---------------------------------------------------------------2-2-0~-|
 G:---------------------------------------------------------------2-2-2~-|
 D:-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2~-|
 A:-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0~-|
 E:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|

F#5 (wallop) G5 (wallop) A A Asus2
And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw.

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