Rush - Madrigal tab

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                                 "Madrigal"
                                  by Rush
                           from A FAREWELL TO KINGS

Transcription by Paul Bryant (pbryant@hawk.cs.ukans.edu)

Song is in 4/4

LEGEND:    ^  means string bend


Intro:  Synthesiser and Guitar.  YOU figure out what effects
        will make your guitar sound like the mighty Mini Moog!

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|----------------------------22^-| * See note 5 below|--------------------------------||-11------14----11------14-------||-----14------------14-----------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------|
| ||--2---0---------2-2-0-----------||--3-------3-2-0-3------3-2-0----||--2-------------2---------------||--0-------------0---------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------|
"When the dragons grow too mighty To"
Figure A: |--0-------0----0-0---|-2------2------| |--2-------2----0-2---|-3--------3----| |--1-------2----1-2---|-2----2-----2--| |--2-------2----2-2---|-0--4----------| |--2-------0----2-0---|---------------| |--0-------0----0-0---|---------------|
"slay with pen or sword, I grow" Repeat Figure A "weary of the battle And the" Repeat Figure A "storm I walk to - ward. When"
|-0-------0----0-0---|-4-------4------||-2-------2----0-2---|-5---------5----||-1-------2----1-2---|-6-----6-----6--||-2-------2----2-2---|-6---6----------||-2-------0----2-0---|-4--------------||-0-------0----0-0---|----------------|
"all a-round is mad - ness And there's" *|-3----3-2---0---------|-----2-0------------------| * I don't know if this chord|(0)------------3------|-----------3-2--0---------| is really there. It sounds|(0)-------------------|---2----------------------| something like the chimes|(2)---------------2---|-0------------------------| so you may want to play it|(2)-------------------|--------------------------| if you have no chimes.|(0)-------------------|--------------------------|
"no safe port in view I"
|----------------------|-------2----------||---------2------------|-----------3------||------3-----3---------|-----4-------4----||----2----------2------|---4--------------||-4----------------4---|-2----------------||----------------------|------------------|
"long to turn my path home-ward to stop" *|-3----3-2---0---------|-----2-0-----------||---------------3------|-----------3-2--0--||----------------------|---2---------------||------------------2---|-0-----------------||----------------------|-------------------||----------------------|-------------------|
"a while with you"
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************************************************************************ The rest of the song is the same as above, with minor picking variations ************************************************************************ "When life becomes as barren and as" "cold as winter skies, there's a" "beacon in the darkness in a" "distant pair of eyes. In" "vain to search for order and in" "vain to search for truth, But these" "things can still be given, Your" "love has shown me proof" Notes: 1) Use a light chorus or flanger, if possible. 2) Keep the picking as simple as possible - don't play too many notes! 3) Some of the picking above was arbitrarily chosen since it is difficult to hear every note on the record. 4) The synthesizer is transcribed (at least) one octave lower than on the record. 5) That piercing last synthesizer note can be simulated by playing an artificial harmonic on the 9th fret of the G string, picking directly above the middle pickup (on my guitar anyway). Have fun!
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