Rush - Cut To The Chase tab

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Hi James:

   Pleas put this in the archives. Thanks.

Here's my attempt to transcribe "Cut to the Chase" by Rush. It might not be
perfect, since I'm doing this with an acoustic (that means no solo included).
Any comments or suggestions welcome.

CUT TO THE CHASE
Rush - from the album "Counterparts"
Transcribed by Luis Loyo (lloyo@vmtecqr2.qro.itesm.mx)

Intro Verse|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------||--0---0---0----0----|---0---0---0-----0----|---0---0---0-----0--||------------------*-|----------------------|--------------------||2---2---2--2-2----*-|-2---2---2---2-2------|-2---2---2---2-2----||--------------------|----------------------|--------------------||--------------------|----------------------|--------------------| Repeat twice It is the fire that lights itself But it
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------||---3---3---3-----3--|---3---3---3-----3----|--------------------||--------------------|----------------------|---2---2---2-----2--||-5---5---5---5-5----|-5---5---5---5-5------|--------------------||--------------------|----------------------|-0---0---0---0-0----||--------------------|----------------------|--------------------| burns with a restless flame The arrow on a moving target
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------||--------------------|---0---0---0-----0----|---0---0---0-----0--||---2---2---2-----2--|----------------------|--------------------||--------------------|-2---2---2---2-2------|-2---2---2---2-2----||-0---0---0---0-0----|----------------------|--------------------||--------------------|----------------------|--------------------| the archer must be sure of his aim It is the
(Repeat verse figure) engine that drives itself but it chooses the uphill climb a bearing on magnetic north growing farther away all the time
Bridge|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------||---3---3---3-----3--|----------------------|---0---0---0-----0--||--------------------|---2---2---2------2---|--------------------||-5---5---5---5-5----|----------------------|-2---2---2---2-2----||--------------------|-0---0---0---0-0------|--------------------||--------------------|----------------------|--------------------| Can't stop - moving Can't stop - moving
Chorus (Figure 1)|-------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------||---0---0---0-----0-|-----------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------------4-4||-2---2---2---2-2---|-5/7-7-7-7--5-5/7-7-7-7--5-5-|-5/7-7-7-7--5-5/7-7-7-7--4-4||-------------------|-5/7-7-7-7--5-5/7-7-7-7--5-5-|-5/7-7-7-7--5-5/7-7-7-7--2-2||-------------------|-3/5-5-5-5--3-3/5-5-5-5--3-3-|-3/5-5-5-5--3-3/5-5-5-5-----| Can't stop!
(Figure 2)|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-4/6-6-6-6--4-4/6-6-6-6--4-4-|-4/6-6-6-6--4-4/6-6-6-6------||-4/6-6-6-6--4-4/6-6-6-6--4-4-|-4/6-6-6-6--4-4/6-6-6-6--2-2-||-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-|-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-||-----------------------------|-------------------------0-0-| You may be
(Figure 3)|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-|-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-||-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-|-2/4-4-4-4--2-2/4-4-4-4--2-2-||-0/2-2-2-2--0-0/2-2-2-2--0-0-|-0/2-2-2-2--0-0/2-2-2-2--0-0-| right, it's all a waste of time I
*In the chorus, repeat the figures 1,2 and 3 as follows* (Fig. 2) guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take (Fig. 1) a danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the (Fig. 2) chase, just the (Fig. 1) danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the (Fig. 2) chase *Play Intro and repeat verse figure with this lyrics* It is the rocket that ignites itself and launches its way to the stars a driver on a busy freeway racing the oblivious cars It's the motor of the western world spinning off to every extreme pure as a lover's desire evil as a murderer's dream * Play bridge figure * Can't stop - moving Can't stop - moving Cant stop! (Fig. 2) ... You may be (Fig. 3) right, It's all a waste of time (Fig. 2) I guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take (Fig. 1) A danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the (Fig. 2) chase, just the (Fig. 1) danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the (Fig. 2) chase *Pre-solo : play intro once* *Solo : play verse figure once and bridge figure*
Verse 2 (or whatever you call it)|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----5------7----------------||-7---------------------------|-----5------7----------------||-7---------------------------|-----3------5----------------||-5---------------------------|-----------------------------| Yong enough not to care too much about the way things
|--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||---------------5----|---------------5----||-----7---7-5-7---7--|-----7---7-5-7---7--||--------------------|--------------------||-5-5---5------------|-5-5---5------------| used to be I'm
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|----5-----7-7-7--------------||-7---------------------------|----5-----7-7-7--------------||-7---------------------------|----3-----5-5-5--------------||-5---------------------------|-----------------------------| young enough to remember the future the past has no
|--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||---------------5----|---------------5----||-----7---7-5-7---7--|-----7---7-5-7---7--||--------------------|--------------------||-5-5---5------------|-5-5---5------------| claim on me I'm
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-2---------------------------|----5-5-5-7------------------||-2---------------------------|----5-5-5-7-------------7\---||-0---------------------------|----3-3-3-5------------------| old enough not to care to much about what you
|--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||-----2---2-0-2-5-2--|-----2---2-0-2-5-2--||--------------------|--------------------||-0-0---0------------|-0-0---0------------| think of me but I'm
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-2---------------------------|----5-5-5-7------------------||-2---------------------------|----5-5-5-7-------------7\---||-0---------------------------|----3-3-3-5------------------| young enogh to remember the future and the way things
|--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||-----2---2-0-2-5-2--|-----2---2-0-2-5-2--||--------------------|--------------------||-0-0---0------------|-0-0---0------------| ought to be
Cut - Cut - Cut! Cut to the (Fig. 2) chase, you may be (Fig. 3) right, it's all a waste of time (Fig. 2) I guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take (Fig. 1) a danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the (Fig. 2) chase, what kind of (Fig. 1) difference can one person make, cut to the (Fig. 2) chase, you may be (Fig. 3) right, it's all a waste of time (Fig. 2) I guess that's just a chance I'm prepared to take (Fig. 1) a danger I'm prepared to face, cut to the (Fig. 2) chase, what kind of (Fig. 1) difference can one person make, cut to the (Fig. 2) chase *For the ending, just keep the B5 chord and play 4 triplets and one last chord* Please mail me if you use this. I might post something else in the future. Enjoy!!! --Luis Loyo. lloyo@vmtecqr2.qro.itesm.mx
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