Rush - Distant Early Warning tab

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 Csus2e:--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 Am11e:-----------------------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 Ge:-----------------------------|---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 Am11 Csus2 An ill wind comes arising across the cities of the plain. Gsus2 Am11 There's no swimming in the heavy water, no singing in the acid rain. G/D Red alert, red alert. (Play these riffs with the lyrics below):
Am11 Csus2e:-----------------------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 Am11e:------------------------------------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 Gsus2e:---3~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------|B:---3~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------|G:---5~~----------5~-----------12~-----------------------------------|D:---5~~----------5~-----------12~-----------------------------------|A:---0~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Am11 Csus2e:-----------------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 Am11e:---------------------------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,
Ge:--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 Gsus2e:-------------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?
Am11e:------------------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 Ge:---------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 Csus2e:------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:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gsus2e:-------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 Ge:--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 Fe:--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 Dme:----------------|---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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