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Bastille Day  Rush

Rush - Bastille Day
From the CD 'Caress of Steel'
Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
Mercury/Polygram Records 822543-2
There are at least 3 guitars in this song, 2 electric and 1
acoustic. The song is in the key of G. Many, many helpful contributions by
Branden Robinson <branden@purdue.edu> and Rich Soto
<lerxst@zeus.jersey.net>.
Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com
| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
h = hammer on
p = pull off
^ = upstroke
V = downstroke
tr = trill; play the note(s) indicated rapidly and repeatedly (same thing
as tremolo picking)
o \_
o / repeat sign (always look for these!)
[Intro] - doubled electrics
 
 e:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:o---------------------------------------------------------------o|
 D:o---------------------------------------------------------------o|
 A:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:---3h5-5-5-5-5-5--3h5-5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-5---3-3-3-2--2--0----|
 e:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:o---------------------------------------------------------------o|
 D:o---------------------------------------------------------------o|
 A:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:---5h7-7-7-7-7-7--5h7-7-7-7-7-7--5h7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-4--4--2----|

[Riff 1] - doubled electrics
[E5] [G5] [C5/G] [D5/A] [A5] [D5/A]  
 
 e:--------------------------------|------------------------------|
 B:--------------------------------|------------------------------|
 G:-----------5-5--7--7----7\------|------------5-5--7--7---------|
 D:---2--2-5--5-5--7--7-7--7\------|---2-2-2-5--5-5--7--7-7-------|
 A:---2--2-5--3-3--5--5-7--5\------|---2-2-2-5--3-3--5--5-7--5\---|
 E:---0--0-3--3-3--5--5-5--5\------|---0-0-0-3--3-3--5--5-5-------|

[Riff 2] - doubled electrics
[G] [C] [G5] [A5]  
 
 e:---3~--------0~--------------------------------------------------|
 B:---3~--------1~------------------------7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--------|
 G:---0~--------0~------------------------7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--------|
 D:---0~--------2~-----------5~--5-7~--7--7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--------|
 A:---2~--------3~--3-2~-0~--5~--5-7~--7--5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--------|
 E:---3~-3-2-3---------------3~--3-5~--5----------------------------|

V ^ V ^ V ^ V ^ V
[Riff 3] - doubled electrics
 
 -----------------------------------------

G D/F# C G |1. G5 A5 D5 |2. G5 A5 E5
 
 e:---3------------|------------------|-----------------------------|
 B:---3--3----3--3-|------------------|-----------------------------|
 G:o--0--2----0--0-|-----------7-7-7-7|----------------------------o|
 D:o--0--0----2--0-|---5---7---7-7-7-7|---5---7\--2----------------o|
 A:---2--x----3--2-|---5---7---5-5-5-5|---5---7\--2-----------------|
 E:---3--2---------|---3---5----------|---3---5\--0-----------------|

[Riff 4] - doubled electrics
[D5] [A5] [G] [D/F#]  
 
 e:----------------------------------------------------------|
 B:----------------------------------------------------------|
 G:o-7-7-7-------7-7-7-------7-7-7--------------------------o|
 D:o-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------------------o|
 A:--5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-----5-5-----5-5-----|
 E:--------5-5-5-------5-5-5-------5-5-5---3-------2------0--|

[E5] [B5] [A]  
 
 e:--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:--------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:o-9-9-9-------9-9-9-------9-9-9------------------------------o|
 D:o-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9------------------------o|
 A:--7-7-7-9-9-9-7-7-7-9-9-9-7-7-7-9-9-9-----7-7---7-7-----------|
 E:--------7-7-7-------7-7-7-------7-7-7---5-----4------2-2------|

[Riff 5] - doubled electrics
[D5] [A5] [E5] [B5]  
 
 e:-----------------|--------------|----------------|---------------|
 B:-----------------|--------------|----------------|---------------|
 G:o--7-7-7--------o|-7-7-7--------|o-9-9-9--------o|--9-9-9--------|
 D:o--7-7-7-7-7-7--o|-7-7-7-7-7-7--|o-9-9-9-9-9-9--o|--9-9-9-9-9-9--|
 A:---5-5-5-7-7-7---|-5-5-5-7-7-7--|--7-7-7-9-9-9---|--7-7-7-9-9-9--|
 E:---------5-5-5---|-------5-5-5--|--------7-7-7---|--------7-7-7--|

pause pause
[C5] [G5]  
 
 e:--------------------|----------------------------|
 B:--------------------|----------------------------|
 G:o---5-5-5----------o|--5-5-5---------------------|
 D:o---5-5-5--5-5-5---o|--5-5-5--5-5-5--------------|
 A:----3-3-3--5-5-5----|--3-3-3--5-5-5--------------|
 E:-----------3-3-3----|---------3-3-3--------------|

Song progression:
[Intro] x1
[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 1] x2 w/ lyrics:
Ooh, there's no bread, let them eat cake.
There's no end to what they'll take.
Flaunt the fruits of noble birth.
Wash the salt into the earth.
[Riff 2] x2 w/ lyrics:
But they're marching to Bastille Day.
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize.
Free the dungeons of the innocent.
The king will kneel and let his kingdom rise.
[Riff 1] x2
[Riff 1] x2 /w lyrics:
Ooh, bloodstained velvet, dirty lace.
Naked fear on every face.
See them bow their heads to die
As we would bow as they rode by.
[Riff 2] x2 w/ lyrics:
And we're marching to Bastille Day.
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize.
Sing oh choirs of cacophony.
The king has kneeled to let his kindgom rise.
[Riff 3] x1
[Bridge] - doubled electrics play the double stop bends, while an acoustic
plays the chords above
[Em] [B] [Em] [C] [D] [A] [Gsus4] [Asus4] [Em]  
 
 e:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-8------7~-----8-----8-----5~---7----5~----1---3---5~------------|
 G:-10b12--9b11~--10b12-10b12-7b9~-9b11-7b9~--3b4-5b7-7b9~----------|
 D:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[Em] [B] [Em] [C] [D] [A] [Gsus4] [Asus4] [Em]  
 
 e:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-8------7~-----8-----8-----5~---7~----10~-----1-----3-----5------|
 G:-10b12--9b11~--10b12-10b12-7b9~-9b11~-12b14~--3b4---5b7---7b9----|
 D:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar Solo over [Riff 4] x1 and [Riff 5] x1
 
 e:---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
 B:---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
 G:-12p11p9---12p11p9--12p11p9--12b14~~~--|-12-12-12-12-12p11p9----9--|
 D:---------------------------------------|---------------------12----|
 A:---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
 E:---------------------------------------|---------------------------|
 e:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 B:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 G:----------------|---------8-9-11~~---9-11-11b12-11-11b12-11b12r11--|
 D:-12-11-9-11-7~--|-/9~~--9------------------------------------------|
 A:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 E:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 e:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-9~~---|--14b16-14b16~~--14b16-14b16~~--14-14-14p12p11-9--11-9-----|
 D:-------|-------------------------------------------------------12--|
 A:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 e:---------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 B:---------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 G:-9--9-9-9-8~~--|------------------9---11-12p11p9-11-9----------------|
 D:---------------|--12p11p9---11-12---------------------12p11---11-12--|
 A:---------------|---------12---------------------------------12-------|
 E:---------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:--9--11-12p11p9-11-9---------------9-9-9-9--8-9~~--9-8~~--9p8-8-8--|
 D:---------------------12p11p9-11-12---------------------------------|
 A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-----------8-9-11-13-14-14p13p11h14p13p11--9-11--9-8---------------|
 D:-9~---9-9--------------------------------------------9---9---------|
 A:-----------------------------------------------------------10-10---|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 e:------------------------------------|---------------------------|
 B:------------------------------------|---------------------------|
 G:------------------------------------|--7tr0--7\-----------------|
 D:----------12-9-9-9-9~--9------------|---------------------------|
 A:-10-10-10----------------10-10-10---|---------------------------|
 E:------------------------------------|---------------------------|

(this part comes in over the fill below)
 
 e:------------------------------------------------|
 B:------------------------------------------------|
 G:---16-12~~~h14~p12~-----------------------------|
 D:------------------------------------------------|
 A:------------------------------------------------|
 E:------------------------------------------------|

While coming out of the solo, play this:
 
 e:--------------------------------|-------------------------5--5---|
 B:--------------------------------|-------------------------7--7---|
 G:------------5---7-7-------7-----|----------------5--7-----7--7---|
 D:---2----5---5---7-7--7----7-----|---2--2--2---5--5--7-----7--7---|
 A:---2----5---3---5-5--7----5-----|---2--2--2---5--3--5-----5--5---|
 E:---0----3---3---5-5--5----5-----|---0--0--0---3--3--5--0---------|

[Riff 1] x2 /w lyrics:
Lessons taught but never learned.
All around us anger burns.
Guide the future by the past.
Long ago the mould was cast.
[Riff 2] x2 /w lyrics:
For they marched up to Bastille Day.
La guillotine claimed her bloody prize.
Hear the echoes of the centuries.
Power isn't all that money buys.
[Riff 3] x1 [do 1st ending TWICE]
[Riff 5] x1
[Outro]:
 
 e:---------------------------------------------|
 B:---------------------------------------------|
 G:---------------------------------------------|
 D:---------------------------------------------|
 A:--4-5----------4-5----------4-5--------------|
 E:------0-4-5-5------0-4-5-5------0-4-5-5------|
 e:---------------------------------------------|
 B:---------------------------------------------|
 G:---------------------------------------------|
 D:---------------------------------------------|
 A:-6-7-----------6-7----------6-7--------------|
 E:------0-6-7-7------0-6-7-7------0-6-7-7------|
 e:---------------------------------------------|
 B:---------------------------------------------|
 G:---------------------------------------------|
 D:---------------------------------------------|
 A:-7-8-----------7-8----------7-8--------------|
 E:------5-7-8-8------5-7-8-8-------5-7-8-8-----|

(acoustic plays the chord names here as above)
[G] [D/F#] [G] [C] [G/B] [D] [G] [A] [D]  
 
 e:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:--9~--9--7--9---10~-10--9--7~--7h9~-9--9h11~-11--11h12~~---------|
 A:-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-----------------------------------------------------------------|

feedback on this note
G D/F# G C G/B D7 G D7 G \/
 
 e:----------------------------------------------------------15~~------|
 B:--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:--12~--12--11--12~-17~-17--16--14~-14s16~-16--14~-14--12~-----------|
 D:----------------------------------------------------------------5---|
 A:----------------------------------------------------------------5---|
 E:----------------------------------------------------------------3---|


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A A5 Asus4 B B5 C C5 C5/G D D/F# D5 D5/A E5 Em G G/B G5 Gsus4
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