Rush - Tom Sawyer tab

TOM SAWYER
As recorded by Rush
(From the 1981 Album MOVING PICTURES)

Tabbed by: Guitarzan Freak

Duration Legend
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W = whole; 
H = half; 
Q = quarter; 
E = 8th; 
S = 16th; 
T = 32nd; 
X = 64th;
a = acciaccatura;
+ = note tied to previous;
. = note dotted; 
.. = note double dotted

Tablature Legend
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 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, 
       then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device 
       for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
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 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16),
where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
Words and Music by Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson
 
Gtr I, II (E A D G B E) - 'Alex Lifeson - Rhythm w/dist'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Geddy Lee - Synth arr. for guitar'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Alex Lifeson - Lead w/dist, chorus & slap back echo'

Intro
  Q=88
             $
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx4           S E S H.        S E S H.        S E S H.        S E S H.
|------------||---------------|-------0-------|-------3-------|-------0-----|||------------||-------0-------|-------3-------|-------3-------|-------3-----|||------------||-------9-------|-------2-------|-------0-------|-------0-----|||------------||-------9-------|-------0-------|-------2-------|-------------|||------------||-------7-------|---------------|-----0-0-------|-------3-----|||------------||-0-0-0-0-------|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-----------|-0-0-0-------||
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| Gtr II| Wx4 S E S H. S E S H. S E S H. S E S H.|------------||-------4-------|-------2-------|-------3-------|-------3-----|||------------||-------5-------|-------3-------|-------3-------|-------3-----|||------------||-------4-------|-------2-------|-------0-------|-------5-----|||------------||---------------|-------0-------|-------2-------|-------5-----|||------------||---------------|---------------|-------0-------|-------3-----|||------------||-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-------||
Verse 1 + 2 S E S H. S E S H. S E S H.|-------0-------|---------------|-------3-----||-------0-------|---------------|-------3-----||-------9-------|-------7-------|-------0-----||-------9-------|-------7-------|-------2-----||-------7-------|-------5-------|-------0-----||-0-0-0-0-------|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-------|
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| S E S H. S E S H. S E S H.|-------4-------|-------2-------|-------5-----||-------5-------|-------3-------|-------5-----||-------4-------|-------2-------|-------7-----||---------------|-------0-------|-------7-----||---------------|---------------|-------0-----||-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-------|
S E S Q +Q. S S E. S +E E +S E. E E S E T T Q +S E. E E|-------0---(0)-------|-----------------------|---------0--(0)-0--0-0-||-------3---(3)-----x-|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3--3-3-|---------0--(0)-0--0-0-||-------0---(0)-----x-|-0--0-(0)-0-(0)-0--0-0-|---9-9-9-9--(9)-9--9-9-||-------------------x-|----0-(0)-2-(2)----0-2-|---9-9-9-9--(9)-9--9-9-||-------3---(3)-----x-|-3--2-(2)-0-(0)-3--2-0-|---7-7-7-7--(7)-7--7-7-||-0-0-0-----------0---|-----------------------|-0-0-0-0---------------|
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| S E S H. E. S +E E +S E. E E S E S Q +S E. E E|-------8-------------|-----------------------|---------4--(4)-4--4-4-||-------8-------------|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3--3-3-|---------5--(5)-5--5-5-||-------5-------------|-0--0-(0)-0-(0)-0--0-0-|---------4--(4)-4--4-4-||---------------------|----0-(0)-2-(2)----0-2-|-----------------------||---------------------|-3--2-(2)-0-(0)-3--2-0-|-----------------------||-0-0-0---------------|-----------------------|-0-0-0-----------------|
S E T T Q +S E S S S S S|---------0--(0)-2----2-2-2---||-----3-3-3--(3)-3----3-3-3---||-----2-2-2--(2)-5--2-5-5-5p2-||-----0-0-0--(0)-0--0-0-0-0---||-----------------------------||-0-0-------------------------|
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| S E S Q +S E. E E|---------2--(2)-2----2---2---||---------3--(3)-3----3---3---||---------2--(2)-2----2---2---||---------0--(0)-0----0---0---||-----------------------------||-0-0-0-----------------------|
S E T T Q +S E. E E E. S +E E +S E. E S S|-----3-3-3--(3)-2--0-0-|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3----3------|||-----3-3-3--(3)-3--3-3-|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3----3-0-0--|||-----0-0-0--(0)-0--0-0-|-0--0-(0)-0-(0)-0----0-4-4--|||-----2-2-2--(2)-2--2-2-|----0-(0)-2-(2)------0-2-2--|||-----0-0-0--(0)-0--0-0-|-3--2-(2)-0-(0)-3----2-2-2--|||-0-0-------------------|----------------------------||
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| S E S Q +S E. E E E. S +E E +S E. E S S|---------5--(5)-5--5-5-|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3----3------|||---------5--(5)-5--5-5-|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)-3----3-0-0--|||---------7--(7)-7--7-7-|-0--0-(0)-0-(0)-0----0-4-4--|||---------7--(7)-7--7-7-|----0-(0)-2-(2)------0-2-2--|||---------0--(0)-0--0-0-|-3--2-(2)-0-(0)-3----2-2-2--|||-0-0-0-----------------|----------------------------||
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|Both Gtrs substitute on D.S.| E. S +E E +E E E S S|-----------------------|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)----3-3-3-3--|||-----------------------|-3--3-(3)-3-(3)----3-3-3-3--|||-----------------------|-0--0-(0)-0-(0)----0-0-0-0--|||-----------------------|----0-(0)-2-(2)----0-0-0-0--|||-----------------------|-3--2-(2)-0-(0)--------0-2--|||-----------------------|-------------------3-3-2-0--||
Gtrs I, II E S S +S S E S S S S +S S E E S S +S S E S S S S +S S E|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|||---0---------0---------------0-|---0---------0-------0-------0---|||---4---------4---------------4-|---4---------4-------4-------4---|||-------------------0-------2---|-2---------2-----(0)---------2---|||-2---------2-----2---0-(0)-----|-----3-(3)-----2-------0-(0)-----|||-0---2-(2)-----3---------------|-------------------------------3-|||-Riff A end Riff A-|
Pre-Chorus Riff A x2.5
E S S +S S E S S S S +S S E H +Q. S S|-------------------------------------|-2----(2)---2-2-|||---0---------0-------0-----------0---|-2----(2)---2-2-|||---4---------4-------4-----------4---|-4----(4)---4-4-|||-2---------2-----(0)-------------2---|-4----(4)---4-4-|||-2---3-(3)-----2-------0-(0)-----0---|-2----(2)---2-2-|||-----------------------------0-------|----------------||
| |Both Gtrs substitute on D.S. | |---3----|
| E S S +S S E S S S S +E E E W|-------------------------------------|----------------|||---0---------0-------0---------0---0-|----------------|||---4---------4-------4---------4---4-|----------------|||-2---------2-----(0)-----------2---2-|----------------|||-2---3-(3)-----2-------0-(0)---0---0-|----------------|||-------------------------------------|----------------||
Chorus Q. S S E S S E E E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------||-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---------------4-|-(4)-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-|-------------------||-4----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-|-2---2---2-2-2-2---||-4----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-4-|-(4)-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-|-0---0---2-2-2-2---||-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-------2-|-(2)-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|---------0-0-0-0---||--------------------|---------3-3-3---|-------------------|-3-3-3-3-----------|
To Coda Q H. +W +W +W|----0-------|-(0)--------||-(0)--------|-(0)----|||----0-------|-(0)--------||-(0)--------|-(0)----|||-4--4-------|-(4)--------||-(4)--------|-(4)----|||-2--2-------|-(2)--------||-(2)--------|-(2)----|||-2----------|------------||------------|--------|||-0----------|------------||------------|--------||
Interlude 7/8 Gtrs I, II Q +E. S +Q. 4x||------------------------------------||||o----------------------------------o||||------------------------------------||||------------------------------------||||o----------------------------------o||||---0-------(0)----0--(0)------------||
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| Gtr III| S S S S S E S +S S S S S S 4x||------------------------------------||||o-10p7-9----7----10-(10)p7-9---7---o||||---------9-----7-------------9------||||---------------------------------7--||||o----------------------------------o||||------------------------------------|| |-Riff B end Riff B-|
w/Riff B x4 E E E S S +E E E E E E S S +E E E||-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------||||o----------0-------------------0---|----------0-------------------0-----o||||-----------4-------------------4---|----------4-------------------4------||||---2---2---2-------------------4---|--2---2---2-------------------4------||||o--2---2-------------------4-------|--2---2-------------------4---------o||||---0-----------0--2--(2)-----------|--0-----------0--2--(2)--------------||
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Gtr I S S S S S E S +S S S S S S|--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--7-4-6---4----7--(7)-4-6-------||--------7---5-------------7-5---||------------------------------7-|
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| S S S S S E S +S S S S S S|--------------------------------||-10p7-9---7---10-(10)p7-9-------||--------9---7-------------9-7---||------------------------------9-||--------------------------------||--------------------------------|
Guitar Solo S S S S S E S +S S S S S S E E Q Q E|-------------------------------||--------------------||-------------------------------||--------------------||-------------------------------||--------------------||--7-4-6---4----7-(7)-4-6-------||--------------------||--------7---5------------7-5---||--------------------||-----------------------------7-||--5\----------------|
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| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| S S S S S E. +Q. +Q +Q +Q E|-------------------------------||--------------------||-10p7-9---7--------------------||--------------------||--------9---7----(7)-----------||-(7)---(7)--(7)-----||-------------------------------||--------------------||-------------------------------||--------------------||-------------------------------||--------------------|
7/16 Gtr IV ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |3-| |--3--|
Q E.S +Q. +E S S S S E S S T T T E E S S S S E.|--------------|-------------------------------------|---------------||--------------|-------------------------------------|---10p9h10s12\-||-1s=4s7-(7)---|-(7)---13p11h13s14-13---11h13p11s7s9-|---------------||--------------|-------------------------------------|---------------||--------------|-------------------------------------|---------------||--------------|-------------------------------------|---------------|
3/8 7/8 \1/ E +E E E. +S T T E S Q.|----------|----------------------------||----------|-5b6==(5)r-3p0h2-3-[3]b5====||----------|----------------------------||----------|----------------------------||--------5-|----------------------------||-5-(5)----|----------------------------|
~ +E S S S S S S S T T T S. S S|--------[0]h2-0-------[0]-------------------------||-([3])r---------([3])-----[2]-[3]p2p0-x-2--[3]-5--||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
~~~~ ~~ ~~~~ +S T T E S S T T S S S +S. T S T T|--------------(0)---------------12----------------------||-(5)\-(0)-(0)-------15-15p12-14----14-(14)-12h15-12-----||----------------------------------------------------(0)-||--------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------|
7/16 3/8 ~~~~~~~~~ ~~ S S S a +S +S. T T T E E E|-------12-----------------------------|----------------||-12-14----14b15==(14)-(14)r-----15p12-|----12-[15]b17==||----------------------------(0)-------|-14-------------||--------------------------------------|----------------||--------------------------------------|----------------||--------------------------------------|----------------|
7/8 ~~~~~ +Q +S S +S. T +Q +E|----------------12-(12)-16-(16)b17===(16)r-||-([15])r=([15])----------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|
E. T T S T T S T T T T T T T T T T T S.|----16-17-19-17-16-17-19-17-16-17-19p16-19p17-16-16-19-19b21===||---------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------|
~~~~ ~~~ +E S S E. S +S S S S S S|-(19)-19-19-19r-19b21==(19)-19-19-19-19-19r-||--------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------|
a +E a +E a +S a +S +S a +S +S S S S E|-19b21==(19)r-19b21==(19)r-19b21==(19)r(19)b21==(19)r(19)-(19)b21==(19)(19)-19-19-19-19r\-|||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
D.S. al Coda 7/16 2/4 ~ ~ S S S S S E S +S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E E E|-----------------------------|---------------|---------|||-----------------------------|---------------|---------|||-----------------------------|---------------|---------|||-7-4-6---4---7-(7)-4-6-------|-7-4-6---4-----|---------|||-------7---5-----------7-5---|-------7---5-5-|-----5-7-|||---------------------------7-|---------------|-5-7-----||
Outro & 4/4 7/8 Gtrs I, II W +W +W E E E S S +E E E|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------||--------------------||-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------||-----0-----------0--||-(4)--------|-(4)--------|-(4)--------||-----4-----------4--||-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------||-2-2-2-----------4--||------------|------------|------------||-2-2-----------4----||------------|------------|------------||-0-----0-2-(2)------|
13/16 Gtr III ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ S S S S Q +Q. Q +Q +Q. +Q. S E E E|------------------------|---------------------|--------------------||-10p7-9---7-----(7)-----|---------------------|--------------------||--------9---------------|-9---(9)-----(9)-----|-(9)------------11--||------------------------|---------------------|-------------11-----||------------------------|---------------------|-----------9--------||------------------------|---------------------|--------------------|
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| Gtrs I, II| E E E S S +E E E E E E S S +E E E E E E S E E E|------------------------|---------------------|--------------------||----------0-----------0-|------0------------0-|-------0---------0--||----------4-----------4-|------4------------4-|-------4---------4--||--2---2---2-----------4-|-2-2--2------------4-|--2--2-2---------4--||--2---2-------------4---|-2-2-------------4---|--2--2--------4-----||--0---------0-2-(2)-----|-0-------0-2-(2)-----|--0------0-2--------|
7/8 ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ S S S S Q +Q +S T T H +Q. +H Q E|------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------||-10p7-9---7-----(7)---(7)h9p7-|-------------------|---------------------||--------9---------------------|-9---------(9)-----|-(9)-----------------||------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------||------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------||------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------|
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| E E E S S +E E E E E E S S +E E E E E E S S +E E E|------------------------------|-------------------|---------------------||----------0------------0------|-----0-----------0-|-------0-----------0-||----------4------------4------|-----4-----------4-|-------4-----------4-||--2---2---2------------4------|-2-2-2-----------4-|--2--2-2-----------4-||--2---2-------------4---------|-2-2-----------4---|--2--2-----------4---||--0---------0-2-(2)-----------|-0-----0-2-(2)-----|--0------0-2-(2)-----|
13/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ S S S S S E S +Q. +Q. +S +Q.|-/17p14-16----14------------------|------------------------||-----------17----15---17-(17)-----|-(17)-----(17)-(17)-----||----------------------------------|------------------------||----------------------------------|------------------------||----------------------------------|------------------------||----------------------------------|------------------------|
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| E E E S S +E E E E E E S E E E|----------------------------------|------------------------||---------------0----------------0-|--------0-------------0-||---------------4----------------4-|--------4-------------4-||---2-----2-----2----------------4-|---2--2-2-------------4-||---2-----2--------------------4---|---2--2-------------4---||---0----------------0--2--(2)-----|---0--------0----2------|
7/8 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ +H +Q. +H Q E|-----------------------|-----------------------||-(17)---------(17)-----|-(17)------------------||-----------------------|-----------------------||-----------------------|-----------------------||-----------------------|-----------------------||-----------------------|-----------------------|
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| E E E S S +E E E E E E S S +E E E|-----------------------|-----------------------||--------0------------0-|--------0-----------0--||--------4------------4-|--------4-----------4--||---2--2-2------------4-|---2--2-2-----------4--||---2--2------------4---|---2--2-----------4----||---0------0-2--(2)-----|---0------0-2-(2)------|
13/16 7/8 Gtrs I, II E E E S S +E E E E E E S E E E E E E S S +E E E||---------------------||---------------|-------------------*|||o-----0-----------0-o||-----0-------0-|-----0-----------0-*|||------4-----------4--||-----4-------4-|-----4-----------4-*|||--2-2-2-----------4--||-2-2-2-------4-|-2-2-2-----------4-*|||o-2-2-----------4---o||-2-2-------4---|-2-2-----------4---*|||--0-----0-2-(2)------||-0-----0-2-----|-0-----0-2-(2)-----*|
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