Rush - The Trees tab

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Rush - The Trees

        From the CD 'Hemispheres'
                Written by Lee/Lifeson/Peart
                Mercury/Polygram Records 822547-2

        Other tab was quite a bit lacking, so here is the full version.
Previously tabbed by Patrick M. Ryan  and Frank
Schaapherder . The key is D. Intro is played on
a nylon- 6-stringed acoustic. The rest of the song is played by two
electric guitars [in unison] with distortion and chorus. Intro courtesy of
Tony Kennedy  and Rich Soto 
with some further corrections by myself.

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> = natural harmonic (lightly touch the string at fret indicated)
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
[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 for the chords played during the verses:

A5(I) : [x02255]         F#   : [244322]
B5    : [x244xx]         F#5  : [244xxx]
B/A   : [x044xx]         D    : [xx0232]
G     : [320033]         C#m  : [x46654]
G5    : [355xxx]         A    : [577655]
Asus2 : [x0220x]         Bm   : [x24432]
E     : [022100]         A5   : [x022xx]


[Intro]: D F#m C#me:--2--------0--------|--2--------2-----|--4--------4--------|B:-----3--------3-----|-----2--------2--|--------5-----5-----|G:--------2-----------|-----------------|-----6--------------|D:--0--------------0--|--------4--------|--------------------|A:--------------------|--------------4--|--4--------------4--|E:--------------------|--2--------------|--------------------|
A E G A e:--5--------5-----|-----------0-----|--3-----------------|B:-----5--------5--|--0-----0----0---|-----3-----2--------|G:--------2--------|-----1-----------|-----------------2--|D:--------------2--|---------------0-|--------------2-----|A:--0--------------|-----------------|-------2---0--------|E:-----------------|--0--------------|--3-----------------|
[lyrics enter] Bm D F#me:------------2-|-----|--2h3p2--------2--------|--2--------2-----|B:--3--3------3-|--3~-|---------3--------3-----|-----2--------2--|G:--4--4--4-----|--4~-|------------2-----------|-----------------|D:--------------|-----|--0------------------0--|--------4--------|A:--2--2--0h2-2-|--2~-|------------------------|--------------4--|E:--------------|-----|------------------------|--2--------------|
C#m A Ee:-----------4--------|--5--------5-----|--0--------0-----|B:--5-----------5-----|-----5--------5--|--0-----0--------|G:--------6-----------|--------2--------|-----1-----------|D:-----6--------------|--------------2--|--------------0--|A:--4--------------4--|--0--------------|-----------------|E:--------------------|-----------------|--0--------------|
G A Bm D e:--3-----------------|-----------2--|-----|--2--------3p2--------|B:-----3-----2--------|--3--3-----3--|--3~-|--------3-------------|G:-----------------2--|--4--4--4-----|--4~-|-----2----------------|D:--------------2-----|--------------|-----|--0--------0----0--x--|A:-------2---0--------|--2--2--0--2--|--2~-|----------------------|E:--3-----------------|--------------|-----|----------------------|
F#m C#m Ae:--2--------2-----|-----------4--------|--5--------5-----|B:-----2--------2--|--5-----------5-----|-----5--------5--|G:-----------------|--------6-----------|--------2--------|D:--------4--------|-----6--------------|--------------2--|A:--------------4--|--4--------------4--|--0--------------|E:--2--------------|--------------------|-----------------|
E G A Bm e:---------0-------|--3-----------------|------------2--|-----|B:-0-----0---0-----|-----3-----2--------|--3--3--3---3--|--3~-|G:----1------------|-----------------2--|--4--4--4------|--4~-|D:--------------0--|--------------2-----|---------------|-----|A:-----------------|--------2--0--------|--2--2--0h2-2--|--2~-|E:-0---------------|--3-----------------|---------------|-----|
D A Bme:--2--2h3p2-----|---------------|-----|B:--3---------3--|--2--2h3p2-----|--3~-|G:--2------------|--2---------2--|--4~-|D:--0------------|--2------------|--4~-|A:---------------|--0------------|--2~-|E:---------------|---------------|-----|
Progression: [Intro] x1 /w lyrics: There is unrest in the forest; there is trouble with the trees. For the Maples want more sunlight and the Oaks ignore their pleas.
Then: F#5e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|D:-------4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4----------------------------|A:-------4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4----------------------------|E:-------2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2--0-------------------------|
G5e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|D:-------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5----------------------------|A:-------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5----------------------------|E:-------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3-3--0-------------------------|
Strum each chord [see chord legend above for fingering]: A5(I) A5 A5 B5 B5 B5 G G D D A5(I) A5(I) The trouble with the Maples (and they're quite convinced they're right); A5(I) A5 B5 B5 B5 G D D A5(I) A5(I) They say the Oaks are just too lofty and they grab up all the light. A5(I) A5 B5 B5 G D D A5(I) But the Oaks can't help their feelings if they like the way they're made. F#5 (wallop) G5 (wallop) And they wonder why the Maples can't be happy in their shade.
e:-5~----5--------5~------------|-------------------------------------|B:-5~----5--------5~---5--------|-2------------2-2-----2-2-----2-2----|G:-2~----2--2-2-2-2~---2--2-2-2-|-2------------2-2-----2-2-----2-2----|D:-2~----2--2-2-2-2~---2--2-2-2-|-2--2--2---2--2-2--2--2-2--2--2-2----|A:-0~----0--0-0-0-0~---0--0-0-0-|-0--0--0---x-------x-------x---------|E:------------------------------|-----------3-------2-------0---------|
D D D F# F# C#m C#m C#m C#m A A A A There is trouble in the forest, and the creatures all have fled, (at the end of this line play some pick slides) E E E E E E G G G A5 A5 Bm Bm B/A Bm Bm as the Maples scream "Oppression!" and the Oaks just shake their heads. (Repeat D-F#-C#m-A chord progression/pattern)
e:--0-0-0--0-0-0---3-3-3---------------------------2-----------------|B:--0-0-0--0-0-0---3-3-3-------------3-3-3--3--3---3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|G:--1-1-1--1-1-1---0-0-0---2-2--2----4-4-4--4--4---4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|etcD:--2-2-2--2-2-2---0-0-0---2-2--2----4-4-4--4--4---4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|A:--2-2-2--2-2-2---2-2-2---0-0--0----2-2-2--2--0---2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|E:--0-0-0--0-0-0---3-3-3---------------------------------------------|
[Riff 2] - with flanger added
Bm Ae:--------------------------------------------|----------------------|B:--------------------------------------------|--------2---2---------|G:----4---4--------4--------4----4-------4----|------2---2-------2---|D:------4--------4---4---------4-------4---4--|----2-----------2-----|A:-2----------2----------2-----------2--------|--0-------------------|E:--------------------------------------------|----------------------|
F#7(addB) Ae:------------------|-----------------------------|---------0--------|B:--------2------2--|---------0--------------0----|------------0-----|G:------2------2----|-----------3---------------3-|-------6------6---|D:----2------2------|------4--------------4-------|------------------|A:--0---------------|----4--------------4---------|----7-------------|E:------------------|--2-------------2------------|--5---------------|
F#7(addB)e:------------0------|------------0-----2-------------------0----2---|B:--------------0----|------------------------0----------------------|G:---------6------6--|--------3--------------------------3-----------|D:------7------------|---------------4-----4------------------4------|A:---7---------------|-----4--------------------------4------------4-|E:-------------------|--2--------------------------2-----------------|
D Fe:--------0----10---------------0-----10--------|-----------1--------|B:------7------------7--------7--------------7--|--------------1-----|G:----7---------------------7-------------------|--------2-----------|D:--0-------0-----0-------0--------0------0-----|--------------------|A:----------------------------------------------|-----3--------------|E:----------------------------------------------|--1-----------------|
A Ee:----------1---|--------0------------------0---------|-0-------0----|B:------------1-|-0----0-----0-----------2-------0----|-0--0---------|G:-------2------|-2--2-----2-----2------------2-------|-1------------|D:--------------|-2------------2-------2--------------|-2----2----2--|A:----3---------|-0------------------0-------------0--|-2---------2--|E:-1------------|-------------------------------------|-0------------|
e:---------------------0---------------------------------------------|B:--0-----------------------0----------------------------------------|G:--------1---------1------------0-----------------------------------|D:-----2----------2------2-----2-------------------------------------|A:-----2-------------------------------------------------------------|E:-----0-------0-----------------------------------------------------|
[Riff 3] - This is in 5/4 (I HATE 5/4!)
e:-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|B:-------0--------------0--------|-------0---------------------------|G:-----0--------0-----0--------0-|-----0-------0--------0-----0------|D:--12------11-----14------11----|--12------11----12-14----11--------|A:-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|E:-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
This is the pattern of measures and what chords are being played. Each set of braces represents a measure. [Riff 3] is played once alone, then along with these chords in this fashion. Remember this is 5/4. A5 (A5) A5 (A5) A5 (A5) A5 B5 A5 D5 A5 B5 A5 D5 |---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| * * * * * * *** *** *** *** * = Neil hits a crash cymbal *** = Neil hits the ride & crash Geddy repeats this 2 times; [Riff 3] is repeated 4 times along with it.
G:--------------------|------------------|--------------|--------------|D:o-------------------|------------------|--------------|--0-0-0-0----o|A:o-0--0--0--0--------|---2--2--2--2-----|--0-0-0-0-----|-------------o|E:--------------2--3--|--------------2-3-|----------2-3-|----------2-3-|
[Riff 3] is played 4 times along with the solo: [Guitar Solo] - Also in 5/4 time
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|G:-(16)r14~--------------7---6h7p6p0---0--2-[4]~~~---4--2h4p2p0--[9]~|D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|A:----------0----2~~-------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:-15-[14h15p14]----------------12-------------(12)------------------|G:---------------14-12---14--12----14-12--14b16----14b16-14~---11----|D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
6/4 timee:------------------------------------------------------|------------|B:------------------------------------------------------|------------|G:-12b14------12--11h12p11s9--11~----6-7-9--7p6h7p6-4-6-|-7~--6h7h9--|D:------------------------------------------------------|------------|A:------------------------------------------------------|------------|E:------------------------------------------------------|------------|
e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|G:--6h7p6-4h6p4-2h4p2p0-2h4p2p0-2h4p2p0-2----------------------------|D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
(For reference: [Riff 3] is played 16 times total.)
[Riff 4] G G Ae:--7--7---7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2----------------------|B:--8--8---8--8-----8--8---8--8\--3--3--3--3--3---2------------------|G:--7--7---7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2---2--2---------------|D:--0------0--------0-------------0-----0-----0---2--2--------0-2-4p0|A:------------------------------------------------0--0---2--4--------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM----------|
e:--7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2-----------------------|B:--8--8--8--8-----8--8---8--8\--3--3--3--3--3---2-------------------|G:--7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2---2--2---4--2--0------|D:--0-----0--------0-------------0-----0-----0---2--2-----------4p2p0|A:-----------------------------------------------0--0----------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e:--7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2-----------------------|B:--8--8--8--8-----8--8---8--8\--3--3--3--3--3--2------8--7--5-------|G:--7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-----------7--6--|D:--0-----0--------0-------------0-----0-----0--2--2-----------------|A:----------------------------------------------0--0-----------------|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------| PM------------|
e:-7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2------------------------|B:-8--8--8--8-----8--8---8--8\--3--3--3--3--3--2---------------------|G:-7--7--7--7-----7--7---7--7\--2--2--2--2--2--2--2------------------|D:-0-----0--------0-------------0-----0-----0--2--2--------0--2------|A:---------------------------------------------0--0--2--4--------0---|E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
[Riff 5] Bm B5 Bm/A D5 A5 B5 F#e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|B:-3--3---------3-3--------------------------------------------------|G:-4--4--4--4---2-2--2-2---4-4-4---3---3---3---2-2-------------------|D:-4--4--4--4---0-0--2-2---4-4-4---4---4---4---2-2-------------------|A:-2--2--2--0--------0-0---2-2-2---4---4---4---0-0-------------------|E:---------------------------------2---2---2-------------------------|
[Strum as above]: A5(I) A5 B5 B5 B5 G D D A5(I) A5(I) So the Maples formed a union and demanded equal rights. A5 A5 B5 B5 G G D D A5(I) "The Oaks are just too greedy, we will make them give us light!" A5(I) A5 B5 B5 B5 G D D A5(I) Now there's no more Oak oppression, for they passed a noble law. Outro:
F#5 G5 A Asus2e:----------------------------------------------------------------------|B:---------------------------------------------------------------2-2-0~-|G:---------------------------------------------------------------2-2-2~-|D:-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2~-|A:-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-0-0~-|E:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------|
F#5 (wallop) G5 (wallop) A A Asus2 And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw.
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