Rush - Marathon tab

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MARATHON from 'Power Windows' transcribed by dlinklater@ewu.edu [Derek Linklater] Note: I did not transcribe the solo for Marathon, I'll leave that to you die-hard rush fans. Please feel free to mail any comments to me regarding this transcription... especially if one of you enterprising Lifeson fans wants to transcribe the solo correctly. :) The 'Alex Lifeson' Sound: I have managed to re-create (sort of) the sound that Alex uses on Marathon. Use a ballsey heavy distortion, chorus (using a triangle wave-form if you can), and either a bit of delay or reverb to get that 'studio' sound. Lyrics not reprinted with permission... sorry guys. :(
Intro Riff: B A B A------------------------5vvv-|---------------------5vvv---2-----2----|---------------5vvv---4------|------------5vvv----4-------4--2--4--2-|------4vvv-------------------|---4vvv---------------------4--2--4--2-|---4---------2------2--------|--4--------2-------2--------4--2--4--2-|-2---------0-----------------|-2--------0-----------------2--0--2--0-|-----------------------------|----------------------------2-----2----|
Verse:
B A------2----------------------------------------------------|------4----------------------------2-----------------------|------4----------------------------2-----------------------|------4----------------------------2-----------------------|------2----------------------------0-----------------------|------2----------------------------------------------------| It's not how fast you can go, the force goes into the flow.
B A----2---------------------------------------------------------|----4--------------------------------2------------------------|----4--------------------------------2------------------------|----4--------------------------------2------------------------|----2--------------------------------0------------------------|----2---------------------------------------------------------| If you pick up the beat, you can forget about the heat.
[play 1st half of intro riff] More than just survival More than just a flash More than just a dotted line
B A------------------2-------------------|------------------4---------2---------|------------------4---------2---------|------------------4---------2---------|------------------2---------0---------|------------------2-------------------| More than just a dash...
[play verse] It's a test of ultimate will A heartbreak climb uphill Got to pick up the pace If you want to stay in the race... [play 1st half of intro riff] More than blind ambition More than simple greed More than a finish line
----------------------------------------------------5-2vvv--|------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------4vvv--------------------------4---------|------------------4-----------------------------2-----------|----------------2-------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------| Must feed this burning need. In the long run...
Chorus #1 & #3:
B E F# E-7--------------7-----2----------------------------0-----------|-7--------------9-----2----------------------------0-----------|-8--------------9-----3----------------------------1-----------|-9--------------9-----4----------------------------2-----------|-9--------------7-----4----------------------------2-----------|-7--------------7-----2----------------------------0-----------| From first to last, the peak is never passed. Something
Abm F#------------------4------------------------2-------------------|------------------4------------------------2-------------------|------------------4------------------------3-------------------|------------------6------------------------4-------------------|------------------6------------------------4-------------------|------------------4------------------------2-------------------| always fires the light that gets in your eyes.
B E F# E-7-----------7----2--------------------------0------------------|-7-----------9----2--------------------------0------------------|-8-----------9----3--------------------------1------------------|-9-----------9----4--------------------------2------------------|-9-----------7----4--------------------------2------------------|-7-----------7----2--------------------------0------------------| One moment time, and glory rolls on by. Like a streak of
E E E E F# F# F#-----------------0--0-----0--0------------2---2---2-------------|-----------------0--0-----0--0------------2---3---3-------------|-----------------1--1-----1--1------------3---3---4-------------|-----------------2--2-----1--1------------4---4---4-------------|-----------------2--2-----2--2------------4---4---4-------------|-----------------0--0-----0--0------------2---2---2-------------| Lightning, that flashes and fades in the summer sky.
[play 1st half of intro riff] then: A --------------| ------2-------| ------2-------| ------2-------| ------0-------| --------------|
[play verse chords] Your meters may overload You can rest at the side of the road You can miss a stride But nobody gets a free ride. [play 1st half of intro rif] More than high performance More than just a spark More than just the bottom line
A A A A A--------------------------------------------------5-2vvv-----|------------2----2--2---2--2---------------------------------|------------2----2--2---2--2---------------------4-----------|------------2----2--2---2--2--------------------2------------|------------0----0--0---0--0---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------| or a lucky shot in the dark... in the long run
[play chorus] Bridge:
-------------12--17vvv-|---------------------------------|----------15-----------|---------------------------------|-------14--------------|---------------------------------|----12-----------------|-----------4---------4-----------|-----------------------|---5-5-5-7---5-5-5-7-------------|-----------------------|-----------------------5---------| <------- Repeat 10 times ---------|
Solo: Not Transcribed Guitar tacet, then: [play 1st half of bridge riff] Chorus #2 C# F# Ab From first to last The peak is never passed F# Bbm Something always fires the light Ab That gets in your eyes C# F# Ab One moment time And glory rolls on by F# Like a streak of lightning F# F# F# F# Ab Ab That flashes and fades in the summer sky Chorus #3: [play Chorus #1 chords until finish] Transcription Notes: 'v' indicates shallow tremelo action... basically vibrato. '|' indicates a certain section of music... not a traditional musical measure
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