Rush - Countdown tab version 1

                                    COUNTDOWN
                               As recorded by Rush
                          (From the 1982 Album SIGNALS)

Words by Lee, Lifeson, Peart Music by Lee & Lifeson
Transcribed by Charles D. Bruce

Last Updated: 2003-10-20

          E7                   A/E                 G6/E               
B7sus4/F#
      x 7 9 7 0 0          0 7 7 6 5 0          0 5 5 4 3 0          x 9 7 9 
0 0

   B7sus4/F#(type 2)          Dsus2                  G                    F
      x 9 7 9 7 7          x 5 7 7 5 5          3 5 5 4 3 3          1 3 3 2 
1 1

          C5                   E5                    A                  
Aadd9
      x 3 5 5 x x          x 7 9 9 0 0          5 7 7 6 5 5          5 7 7 6 
0 0

         Fmaj7                 G7                 A7sus2              
Fmaj7sus2
      1 3 3 2 0 x          3 x 3 0 0 x          x 0 2 0 0 x          1 3 3 0 
0 x

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Lifeson'

Q=1324/4 Gtr I Wx8|--------||--------||--------||--------||--------||--------|
W +W W +W||--0--------|-(0)--------|-0--------|-(0)----|||o-0--------|-(0)--------|-5--------|-(5)----|||--7--------|-(7)--------|-6--------|-(6)----|||--9--------|-(9)--------|-7--------|-(7)----|||o-7--------|-(7)--------|-7--------|-(7)----|||-----------|------------|----------|--------|
1.,2.,3. W +W W +W 4x|-0--------|-(0)--------|-0--------|-(0)-----|||-3--------|-(3)--------|-0--------|-(0)----o|||-4--------|-(4)--------|-9--------|-(9)-----|||-5--------|-(5)--------|-7--------|-(7)-----|||-5--------|-(5)--------|-9--------|-(9)----o|||----------|------------|----------|---------||
4. W +W W +H.. E|-0--------|-(0)--------|-0--------|-(0)----------||-3--------|-(3)--------|-0--------|-(0)----------|
|-4--------|-(4)--------|-9--------|-(9)----------||-5--------|-(5)--------|-7--------|-(7)--------9-||-5--------|-(5)--------|-9--------|-(9)--------7-||----------|------------|----------|--------------|
W +H.. E W +H.. E|-0--------|-(0)----------|-0--------|-(0)----------||-0--------|-(0)----------|-5--------|-(5)----------||-7--------|-(7)--------6-|-6--------|-(6)--------4-||-9--------|-(9)--------7-|-7--------|-(7)--------5-||-7--------|-(7)--------7-|-7--------|-(7)--------5-||----------|--------------|----------|--------------|
W +H.. E W +H.. E|-0--------|-(0)----------|-0--------|-(0)--------0-||-3--------|-(3)----------|-0--------|-(0)--------0-||-4--------|-(4)--------9-|-9--------|-(9)--------7-||-5--------|-(5)--------7-|-7--------|-(7)--------9-||-5--------|-(5)--------9-|-9--------|-(9)--------7-||----------|--------------|----------|--------------|
H H +H H H H +H Q +Q|-0----0----|-(0)-------0-----|-0----0----|-(0)-------0---(0)---||-0----0----|-(0)-------0-----|-5----5----|-(5)-------5---(5)\--||-7----7----|-(7)-------7-----|-6----6----|-(6)-------6---(6)\--||-9----9----|-(9)-------9-----|-7----7----|-(7)-------7---(7)\--||-7----7----|-(7)-------7-----|-7----7----|-(7)-------7---(7)\--||-----------|-----0--0-(0)----|-----------|-----0--0-(0)--(0)---| E Q E +H E Q E +Q +Q
H H +H H H H +H H|-0----0----|-(0)-------0-----|-0----7----|-(7)-------0-----||-3----3----|-(3)-------3-----|-0----7----|-(7)-------0-----||-4----4----|-(4)-------4-----|-9----9----|-(9)-------9-----||-5----5----|-(5)-------5-----|-7----7----|-(7)-------7-----||-5----5----|-(5)-------5-----|-9----9----|-(9)-------9-----||-----------|-----0--0-(0)----|-----------|-----0--0-(0)----| E Q E +H E Q E +H
~ H H +H H H H +E Q E Q Q|-0----0----|-(0)-------0-----|-0----0----|-(0)------------||-0----0----|-(0)-------0-----|-5----5----|-(5)-5----5-----||-7----7----|-(7)-------7-----|-6----6----|-(6)----6----6--||-9----9----|-(9)-------9-----|-7----7----|-(7)------------||-7----7----|-(7)-------7-----|-7----7----|-(7)------------||-----------|-----0--0-(0)----|-----------|----------------| E Q E +H
~~ Q E Q E E E H. Q H H H H|-0-------0-----|---------0--|-0----0----|-7----7----||-3--3------3---|---------0--|-0----0----|-7----7----||-4----4------4-|-4-------7--|-9----9----|-9----9----||---------------|-5-------9--|-7----7----|-7----7----||---------------|-5-------7--|-9----9----|-9----9----||---------------|------------|-----------|-----------|
E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q|-5----5----5--|--------------|--------------|--------------||-5----5----5--|--------------|--------------|--------------||-7----7----7--|-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-4----4----4--||-7----7----7--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--||-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--||--------------|-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-3----3----3--|
E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E E E E E E E E|-5----5----5--|--------------|--------------|-----------------||-5----5----5--|--------------|--------------|-----------------||-7----7----7--|-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||-7----7----7--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||--------------|-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-----------------|
E E E Q Q. Q. H +E Q. H +E Q. Q. E +E|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------------||---------------|---------------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5----5-(5)\-||-9-9-9-9--9----|-9----9----(9)-|-6----6----(6)-|-6----6----6-(6)\-||-9-9-9-9--9----|-9----9----(9)-|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7----7-(7)\-||-7-7-7-7--7----|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7----7-(7)\-||---------------|---------------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5----5-(5)\-|
H H H H Q. Q. Q Q. Q. Q|-3----3----|-3----3----|--------------|--------------||-3----3----|-3----3----|-5----5-------|-5----5-------||-4----4----|-4----4----|-6----6-------|-6----6-------||-5----5----|-5----5----|-7----7----7--|-7----7----7--||-5----5----|-5----5----|-7----7----7--|-7----7----7--||-3----3----|-3----3----|-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|
E E E Q Q E +Q E Q Q E Q. Q Q E +E E E Q E Q|-------------0-|-(0)------------|------0-------|---------0-------||-------------0-|-(0)------------|---------0----|-----------------||-9-9-9-9-----9-|-(9)--7-7--7----|-6----------6-|-(6)--------6----||-9-9-9-9--9----|------9-9--9----|-7------------|-----7--------7--||-7-7-7-7--7----|------7-7--7----|-7------------|-------7---------||---------------|--------------0-|-5------------|-----------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q. Q. +Q Q. Q. +Q|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|----------------|----------------||-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|----------------|----------------||-2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---|-5----5----(5)--|-5----5----(5)--||-3---3---3---3---|-3---3---3---3---|-5----5----(5)--|-5----5----(5)--||-3---3---3---3---|-3---3---3---3---|-3----3----(3)--|-3----3----(3)--||-1---1---1---1---|-1---1---1---1---|----------------|----------------|
E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------||-5----5----5--|--------------|--------------|--------------||-7----7----7--|-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-4----4----4--||-7----7----7--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--||-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--||--------------|-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-3----3----3--|
6/4 E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E E E Q E Q +E E E Q E E E H|--------------|--------------|------------------|----------------------------||-5----5----5--|--------------|-----0--------0---|-(0)---0-------0------------||-7----7----7--|-4----4----4--|-------2----------|---------0-------0----------||-7----7----7--|-5----5----5--|------------3-----|-----2----------------------||-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--|---3------------0-|-(0)---------3-----3-2-0----||--------------|-3----3----3--|-1-------3--------|-----------1-------------1--| H Q. E +H H E E E E
4/4 6/4 E E E Q E Q +E E E Q E E E H
|--------------------|---------------------------||-------0--------0---|-(0)---0-------0-----------||---------2----------|---------0-------0---------||--------------3-----|-----2---------------------||-----3------------0-|-(0)---------3-----3-2-0---||-(1)-------3--------|-----------1-------------1-| +H Q. E +H H E E E E
4/4 6/4 E E E Q E Q +E E E Q E E E H|--------------------|-----------------------------||-------0--------0---|-(0)---0-------0-------------||---------2----------|---------0-------0-----------||--------------3-----|-----2-----------------------||-----3------------0-|-(0)---------3-----3-2-0-----||-(1)-------3--------|-----------1-------------1---| +H Q. E +H H E E E E
4/4 E E E Q E Q +H.. E E E E E E E E E 12x H H|--------------------|--------------||-------------------||-0----0----||-------0--------0---|--------------||o-----------------o||-0----0----||---------2--------2-|-(2)--------9-||--9-9---9---9---9--||-7----7----||--------------3---2-|-(2)--------9-||--9-9---9---9---9--||-9----9----||-----3------------0-|-(0)--------7-||o-7-7---7---7---7-o||-7----7----||-(1)-------3--------|--------------||-------------------||-----------| +H Q. E
|-3-| +E Q. H Q. H +E +E E Q. E E +E H Q Q Q|-(0)-0----0----|------5----(5)-|-(5)-----------------|-0----0------||-(0)-0----0----|------5----(5)-|-(5)-----------------|-3------3----||-(7)-7----7----|-6----6----(6)-|-(6)-6-6----6-6-(6)\-|-4--------4--||-(9)-9----9----|-7----7----(7)-|-(7)-7-7----7-7-(7)\-|-5-----------||-(7)-7----7----|-7-------------|-----7-7----7-7-(7)\-|-5-----------||---------------|-5-------------|-----5-5----5-5-(5)\-|-------------|
~ W H H H H E Q E Q Q
|----------|-0----7----|-7----7----|--------------||----------|-0----7----|-7----7----|-5----5----5--||----------|-9----9----|-9----9----|-7----7----7--||-5--------|-7----7----|-7----7----|-7----7----7--||----------|-9----9----|-9----9----|-5----5----5--||----------|-----------|-----------|--------------|
E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------||--------------|--------------|--------------|-5----5----5--||-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-4----4----4--|-7----7----7--||-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-7----7----7--||-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--||-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-3----3----3--|--------------|
E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E E E E E E Q Q. Q Q E|--------------|--------------|----------------|--------------||--------------|--------------|----------------|--------------||-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|-9----9--9--9-|
|-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|-9----9--9--9-||-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|-7----7--7--7-||-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|----------------|--------------|
Q. Q Q. Q. H +E Q. Q E Q H H|--------------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5--5-5--|-----------||--------------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5--5-5--|-3----3----||-9----9--9----|-6----6----(6)-|-6----6--6-6--|-4----4----||-9----9--9----|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7--7-7--|-5----5----||-7----7--7----|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7--7-7--|-5----5----||--------------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5--5-5--|-3----3----|
H H Q. H +E Q. H +E E E E E Q E E|-----------|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5----(5)-|----------------||-3----3----|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5----(5)-|----------------||-4----4----|-6----6----(6)-|-6----6----(6)-|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-||-5----5----|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7----(7)-|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-||-5----5----|-7----7----(7)-|-7----7----(7)-|-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-|
|-3----3----|-5----5----(5)-|-5----5----(5)-|----------------|
+E Q E Q Q Q. Q Q E +E E E Q Q. E E E E E E E E|--------0-0-----|-0----0-------|---------0-------|-1---1---1---1---||--------0-0-----|-5-------0----|------------0----|-1---1---1---1---||-(9)-7-------7--|-6----------6-|-(6)-------------|-2---2---2---2---||-(9)-9-------9--|-7------------|-----7-----------|-3---3---3---3---||-(7)-7----------|-7------------|-------7---------|-3---3---3---3---||----------------|--------------|-----------------|-1---1---1---1---|
E E E E E E E E Q. Q. Q Q. Q. +Q E Q E Q Q|-1---1---1---1---|--------------|----------------|--------------||-1---1---1---1---|--------------|----------------|-5----5----5--||-2---2---2---2---|-5----5----5--|-5----5----(5)--|-7----7----7--||-3---3---3---3---|-5----5----5--|-5----5----(5)--|-7----7----7--||-3---3---3---3---|-3----3----3--|-3----3----(3)--|-5----5----5--||-1---1---1---1---|--------------|----------------|--------------|
E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------||--------------|--------------|--------------|-5----5----5--||-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-4----4----4--|-7----7----7--||-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-7----7----7--||-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-5----5----5--||-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-3----3----3--|--------------|
E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q E Q E Q Q Q. H +E|--------------|--------------|--------------|------5----(5)-||--------------|--------------|--------------|-5----5----(5)-||-4----4----4--|-2----2----2--|-4----4----4--|-7----7----(7)-||-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-7----7----(7)-||-5----5----5--|-3----3----3--|-5----5----5--|-5-------------||-3----3----3--|-1----1----1--|-3----3----3--|---------------|
Q. H +E Q. H +E Q. H +E Q. Q Q +E|------3----(3)-|------1----(1)-|------3----(3)-|------5---------||------3----(3)-|------1----(1)-|------3----(3)-|-5----5--5--(5)-||-4----4----(4)-|-2----2----(2)-|-4----4----(4)-|-7----7--7--(7)-||-5----5----(5)-|-3----3----(3)-|-5----5----(5)-|-7----7--7--(7)-||-5-------------|-3-------------|-5-------------|-5--------------||-3-------------|-1-------------|-3-------------|----------------|
Q. H +E Q. H +E Q. H E E E E Q E Q|------3----(3)-|------1----(1)-|------3------|------------------||------3----(3)-|------1----(1)-|------3------|-----0--------0---||-4----4----(4)-|-2----2----(2)-|-4----4------|-------2----------||-5----5----(5)-|-3----3----(3)-|-5----5----5-|------------3-----||-5-------------|-3-------------|-5---------5-|---3------------0-||-3-------------|-1-------------|-3---------3-|-1-------3--------| H Q. E
6/4 4/4 +E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E Q E Q 9x||----------------------------|---------------------||||o-(0)---0-------0-----------|-------0--------0---o||||----------0-------0---------|---------2-----------||||------2---------------------|--------------3------||||o-(0)---------3-----3-2-0---|-----3------------0-o||||------------1-------------1-|-(1)-------3---------|| +H H E E E E +H Q. E
Duration Legend --------------- 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 Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration) Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff Tablature Legend ---------------- 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 ----------- | - 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 ******************************************************************************** * Generated using Power Tab Editor by Brad Larsen - http://powertab.guitarnetwork.org * ********************************************************************************
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