Rush - Highwater tab

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 12:59:18 -0500
From: "Bruce, C.D. (Charles)" 
Subject: High Water


Rush:  High Water
>From the album "Hold Your Fire" (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1987 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee & Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcription by C.D. Bruce (cbruce@peco-energy.com)

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Drum intro (guitar tacet for 2 bars)

Clean tone w/either "chorus" or "dimension" effecte|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|GB|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|TG|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|RD|<12>-----------------------------|<12>-----------------------------|1A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|------------<12>-----------------|-------------<12>----------------|
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|GB|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|TG|<12>-----------------------------|<12>-----------------------------|RD|------------<7>------------------|------------<7>------------------|1A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|GB|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|TG|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|RD|<12>-----------------------------|<12>-----------------------------|1A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|------------<12>-----------------|-------------<12>----------------|
Csus2e|-----------------3---------------|-----------------3---------------|GB|---------3-----------3-----------|---------3-----------3-----------|TG|o----5-------5-----------5---5---|-----5-------5-----------5---5--o|RD|o5-------------------------------|-5------------------------------o|1A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Asus2e|-----------------0---------------|-----------------0---------------|G |B|---------0-----------0-----------|---------0-----------0-----------|T |G|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|R |D|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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A |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R |D|-7~------------------------------|---------------------------------|2 |A|-7~------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|-5~------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Asus2e|-----------------0---------------|-----------------0---------------|G |B|---------0-----------0-----------|---------0-----------0-----------|T |G|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|R |D|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R |D|<7>~~~---------------------------|---------------------------------|2 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Csus2e|-----------------3---------------|-----------------3---------------|G |B|---------3-----------3-----------|---------3-----------3-----------|T |G|-----5-------5-----------5---5---|-----5-------5-----------5---5---|R |D|-5-------------------------------|-5-------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R |D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|2 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
e|-----------------3---------------|-----------------3---------------|G |B|---------3-----------3-----------|---------3-----------3-----------|T |G|-----5-------5-----------5---5---|-----5-------5-----------5---5---|R |D|-5-------------------------------|-5-------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R |D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|2 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Gsus2e|-----------------10--------------|-----------------10--------------|G |B|---------10----------10----------|---------10----------10----------|T |G|-----12------12----------12--12--|-----12------12----------12--12--|R |D|-12------------------------------|-12------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R |D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|2 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Fsus2e|-----------------8---------------|-----------------8---------------|G |B|---------8-----------8-----------|---------8-----------8-----------|T |G|-----10-------10---------10--10--|-----10------10----------10------|R |D|-10------------------------------|-10------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R |D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|2 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
(1st verse synth can be reproduced by using a clean tone with a tremolo effect otherwise use an overdriven tone These chords below should be used for the first verse only.)e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-7-----------9-------------------|-7-----------9-------------------|D|-7-----------9-------------------|-7-----------9-------------------|A|-5-----------7-------------------|-5-----------7-------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-5-----------7-------------------|-5-----------7-------------------|A|-5-----------7-------------------|-5-----------7-------------------|E|-3-----------5-------------------|-3-----------5-------------------|
(%) Repeat 4 timese|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|GB|-3-------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|TG|o2-----------1-------------------|-2-----------1-------------------|RD|o0-----------2-------------------|-0-----------2-------------------|2A|-------------2-------------------|-------------2-------------------|E|-------------0-------------------|-------------0-------------------|
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|GB|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|TG|-4-----------6-------------------|-4-----------5------------------o|RD|-5-----------7-------------------|-5-----------7------------------o|2A|-5-----------7-------------------|-5-----------7-------------------|E|-3-----------5-------------------|-3-----------5-------------------|
F#m (synth)e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
GaddA Coda (+)e|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-7-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Ae|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|GB|-7-----------9-------------------|-8-----------10~-----------------|TG|-7-----------9-------------------|-7-----------9-~-------------2-2-|RD|---------------------------------|-----------------------------2-2-|2A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0-0-|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Asus2e|-----------------0---------------|-----------------0---------------|G |B|---------0-----------0-----------|---------0-----------0-----------|T |G|----2-------2-----------2---2----|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|R |D|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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A |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|-2~------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|R |D|-2~------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|2 |A|-0~------------------------------|(0)------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Asus2e|-----------------0---------------|-----------------0---------------|G |B|---------0-----------0-----------|---------0-----------0-----------|T |G|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|R |D|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|(2)------------------------------|(2)--------------------------2-2-|R |D|(2)------------------------------|(2)--------------------------2-2-|2 |A|(0)------------------------------|(0)--------------------------0-0-| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Asus2e|-----------------0---------------|-----------------0---------------|G |B|---------0-----------0-----------|---------0-----------0-----------|T |G|----2-------2-----------2---2----|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|R |D|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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A |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|-2~------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|R |D|-2~------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|2 |A|-0~------------------------------|(0)------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Asus2e|-----------------0---------------|-----------------0---------------|G |B|---------0-----------0-----------|---------0-----------0-----------|T |G|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|R |D|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|(2)------------------------------|(2)--------------------------2-2-|R |D|(2)------------------------------|(2)--------------------------2-2-|2 |A|(0)------------------------------|(0)--------------------------0-0-| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Asus2e|-----------------0---------------|-----------------0---------------|G |B|---------0-----------0-----------|---------0-----------0-----------|T |G|----2-------2-----------2---2---|-----2-------2-----------2---2----|R |D|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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A |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|-2~------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|R |D|-2~------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|2 |A|-0~------------------------------|(0)------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Asus2e|-----------------0---------------|-----------------0---------------|G |B|---------0-----------0-----------|---------0-----------0-----------|T |G|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|-----2-------2-----------2---2---|R |D|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|1 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|(2)------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|R |D|(2)------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|2 |A|(0)------------------------------|(0)------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Ge|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#me|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Repeat 5 times D E D Ee|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-3-------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|G|o2-----------1-------------------|-2-----------1-------------------|D|o0-----------2-------------------|-0-----------2-------------------|A|-------------2-------------------|-------------2-------------------|E|-------------0-------------------|-------------0-------------------|
G A G Ae|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-4-----------6-------------------|-4-----------5------------------o|D|-5-----------7-------------------|-5-----------7------------------o|A|-5-----------7-------------------|-5-----------7-------------------|E|-3-----------5-------------------|-3-----------5-------------------|
F#m (synth)e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
GaddA (synth)e|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-7-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Ae|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|GB|-7-----------9-------------------|-8-----------10~-----------------|TG|-7-----------9-------------------|-7-----------9-~-------------2-2-|RD|---------------------------------|-----------------------------2-2-|2A|---------------------------------|-----------------------------0-0-|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|o2~------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|R |D|o2~------------------------------|(2)------------------------------|2 |A|-0~------------------------------|(0)------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|(2)------------------------------|(2)--------------------------2-2o|R |D|(2)------------------------------|(2)--------------------------2-2o|2 |A|(0)------------------------------|(0)--------------------------0-0-| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Ge|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#me|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Solo (Later) don't worry I'll do it, its an easy one! 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Repeat 5 times D E D Ee|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-3-------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|G|o2-----------1-------------------|-2-----------1-------------------|D|o0-----------2-------------------|-0-----------2-------------------|A|-------------2-------------------|-------------2-------------------|E|-------------0-------------------|-------------0-------------------|
G A G Ae|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-4-----------6-------------------|-4-----------5------------------o|D|-5-----------7-------------------|-5-----------7------------------o|A|-5-----------7-------------------|-5-----------7-------------------|E|-3-----------5-------------------|-3-----------5-------------------|
F#m (synth)e|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
GaddA (synth)e|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|B|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|G|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------|D|-7-------------------------------|---------------------------------|A|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Repeat 6 times Csus2e|-----------------3---------------|-----------------3---------------|GB|---------3-----------3-----------|---------3-----------3-----------|TG|o----5-------5-----------5---5---|-----5-------5-----------5---5--o|RD|o5-------------------------------|-5------------------------------o|1A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb (synth)e|-1-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |B|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |G|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |D|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |A|-1-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R |D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|2 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Am (synth)e|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |B|-1-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |G|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |D|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |A|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R |D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|2 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
G (synth)e|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |B|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |G|-4-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |D|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |A|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
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1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|G |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|T |G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|R |D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|2 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| |
Fe|-1-------------------------------|---------------------------------|GB|-1-------------------------------|---------------------------------|TG|-2-------------------------------|---------------------------------|RD|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|1A|-3-------------------------------|---------------------------------|E|-1-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Lyrics When the waters rose in the darkness In the wake of the endless flood It flowed into our memory -- it flowed into our blood When something broke the surface Just to see the starry dome -- We still feel that relation When the water takes us home In the flying spray of the ocean The water takes you home -- The water takes you home -- Springing from the weight of the mountains Like the heart of the earth would burst Flowing out from marble fountains In the dreams of a desert thirst Something swam through the jungles Where the mighty rivers roam -- Something breaks the silence When the water takes you home I hear the wordless voices When the water takes me home -- Waves that crash on the shoreline Torrents of tropical rain streaming down Beyond our memory Streaming down inside our veins When something left the ocean To crawl high above the foam -- We still feel that elation When the water takes us home In a driving rain of redemption The water takes me home... Tabulature Explanation: | = bar line ~ = vibrato or held note x = percussive note with no pitch; muted note . = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it h = hammer p = pull s = slide (used when \ or / don't fit) ^ = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret shown in parenthesis () r = release bend to indicated string/fret t = fret board tap (not many of these with Rush) / = slide up \ = slide down <5> = natural harmonic (lightly touch the string at fret indicated) [5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack) o =\ repeat sign o =/ D.C. = "Da capo" - means "from the head", when you see these initials you ' go back to the beginning of the piece of music. D.S. = "Dal segno" - means "from the sign", go back in the tabulature only as far as the (%) sign. Coda = A passage at the end of a movement or composition that brings it to a formal close. Al Coda = means "to the tail", tells you that you must go to the end section which starts with the Coda sign (+). R.F. = repeat and fade rit. = "ritardando" - Gradually slowing in tempo; retarding. Other pertinent information: Tempo: 1/4 note = ??? Tuning: Standard [EADGBe]. Key signature: ? Effects: Overdrive, Reverb, Chorus or Dimension Chord Chart Below for major chords used:
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