Rush: Anthem
From the album Fly by Night (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1975 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Comments/corrections to C. D. Bruce 

Transcribed by C. D. Bruce


I'm still working on this intro to figure out the correct
time signature, however I think I got the right notes, I'm just
not sure about their placement.

 Intro
 Repeat 4 times
 7/8
   G       A       C       D
e|----------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|o----------------5-------7--|-------------------hp-------|
D|o5-------7-------5-------7--|--------2--------0-2-0--p---|
A|-5-------7-------3-------5--|-----------------------2-0--|
E|-3-------5------------------|-0-------------------------3|

E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|--------------------p-------|--------------------p------o|
D|---------2-------0-2-0--p---|---------2-------0-2-0-----o|
A|-----------------------2-0--|-----------------------2-0--|
E|-0-------------------------3|-0--------------------------|

 Repeat 3 times
 7/8
   G       A       C       D 4/4
e|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|o----------------5-------7-o|-9~--------------------Pick-\--|
D|o5-------7-------5-------7-o|-9~--------------------Slide\--|
A|-5-------7-------3-------5--|-7~-------------------------\--|
E|-3-------5------------------|-------------------------------|

 Repeat 3 times
 4/4
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|o9--9\------------------------o|-----------------5---7---------|
D|o9--9\---x-x-x-----------x-x-xo|-5---7-------x-x-5---7-----x-x-|
A|-7--7\---x-x-x---2---2---x-x-x-|-5---7-------x-x-3---5-----x-x-|
E|---------0-0-0---0---0---0-0-0-|-3---5-------x-x-----------x-x-|
           + + +           + + +
  (x indicates percussive notes with no pitch on muted strings
  (+ indicates partially muted notes)

 Repeat 3 times
 4/4
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|o9--9\------------------------o|-----------------5---7---------|
D|o9--9\------------------------o|-5---7-----------5---7---------|
A|-7--7\-----------2---2---------|-5---7-----------3---5---------|
E|-----------------0---0---------|-3---5-------------------------|

 Repeat 3 times
 4/4
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-9--9\-------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|o9--9\------------------------o|-------------x-x-5---7---------|
D|o9--9\------------------------o|-5---7-------x-x-5---7---------|
A|-7--7\-----------2---2---------|-5---7-------x-x-3---5---------|
E|-----------------0---0---------|-3---5-------------------------|

  With phaser and slightly overdriven.
   E                           C
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------1-----------------|
G|-----------------------------0-|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|---------2---------------------|
A|-2-----------------------------|-3-----------------------------|
E|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

   D                               E
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-----------------3-------------|-------------------------------|
G|---------------------0---------|-------------------------------|
D|-----4-------------------------|-2---------------2---0---2-----|
A|-5-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   E                               C
e|-----------------0-------------|-----------------3-------------|
B|-------------------------------|-1-------------------1---------|
G|-1-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   D                               D
e|-5---------------2-------------|-------------------------------|
B|-----3---------------3---------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-----2-----------2---0---------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-0-----------------------------|

   G                               A
e|-3--------------------------p--|--------------------------p----|
B|-3-----------------------3-3-0-|-2-------3---2-----------2--0--|
G|-0--------------(0)------------|-------------------------------|
D|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-2-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

   C               D               E
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------2---\-----------4--------|-----------------2---0---------|
A|-3--------\------5--------h----|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------3---4-|-0-----------------------------|

   G                               A
e|-3--------------------------p--|--------------------------p----|
B|-3-----------------------3-3-0-|-2-------3---2-----------2--0--|
G|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-2-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

  With delay
   C               Dsus4           C               D+G Dsus4
e|---------3---3---3---3---------|-3---3---3/------5---3---------|
B|---------1---1---3---3---------|-1---1---1/------3---3---------|
G|-----0---0---0---2---2---------|-0---0---0-------0---2---------|
D|-----2----------(0)------------|-------------------------------|
A|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

                                  Repeat 3 times
   C               Dsus4           E               E
e|-3---3---3-------3---3---------|-------------------------------|
B|-1---1---1-------3---3---------|-------------------------------|
G|-0---0---0-------2---2---------|o9---9\-----------------------o|
D|-------------------------------|o9---9\-----------------------o|
A|-------------------------------|-7---7\----------2---2---------|
E|-------------------------------|-----------------0---0---------|

                                  Repeat 3 times
   G  A            C   D           E               E
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-9---9\------------------------|
G|-----------------5---7---------|-9---9\------------------------|
D|-5---7-----------5---7---------|-9---9\------------------------|
A|-5---7-----------3---5---------|-7---7\----------2---2---------|
E|-3---5-------------------------|-----------------0---0---------|

                                  Repeat 3 times
   G   A           C   D           E (echo repeats on 1/8 notes)
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-9---9-------------------------|
G|-------------x-x-5---7---------|o9---9------------------------o|
D|-5---7-------x-x-5---7-----x-x-|o9---9------------------------o|
A|-5---7-------x-x-3---5-----x-x-|-7---7-------------------------|
E|-3---5---------------------x-x-|-------------------------------|

                                  Repeat 3 times
   G               D               E (echo repeats on 1/8 notes)
e|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-3---------------7-------------|-9---9-------------------------|
G|-0---------------7-------------|o9---9------------------------o|
D|-0---------------7-------------|o9---9------------------------o|
A|-2---------------5-------------|-7---7-------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

   G               D
e|-3-----------------------------|
B|-3---------------7\------------|
G|-0---------------7\------------|
D|-0---------------7\------------|
A|-2---------------5\------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|

   E                           C
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------1-----------------|
G|-----------------------------0-|----------------(0)------------|
D|-------------------------------|---------2---------------------|
A|-2-----------------------------|-3-----------------------------|
E|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

   D                               E
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-3---------------3-------------|-------------------------------|
G|-----2---------------0---------|----------------h--------------|
D|-------------------------------|-2-------------0-2---0---2-----|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   E                               C
e|-----------------0-------------|-----------------3-------------|
B|---------0---------------------|-1-----------------------------|
G|-1-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   D                               D
e|-5---------------2-------------|-------------------------------|
B|-----3---------------3---------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-----------------2---0---------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-0-----------------------------|

   G                               A
e|-3--------------------------p--|--------------------------p----|
B|-3-----------------------3-3-0-|-2-------3---2-----------2--0--|
G|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-2-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

   C               D               E
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------2---\-----------4--------|-----------------2---0---------|
A|-3--------\------5--------h----|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------3---4-|-0-----------------------------|

   G                               A
e|-3--------------------------p--|--------------------------p----|
B|-3-----------------------3-3-0-|-2-------3---2-----------2--0--|
G|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-2-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

   C               Dsus4           C               D+G Dsus4
e|---------3---3---3---3---------|-3---3---3/------5---3---------|
B|---------1---1---3---3---------|-1---1---1/------3---3---------|
G|-----0---0---0---2---2---------|-0---0---0-------0---2---------|
D|-----2----------(0)------------|-------------------------------|
A|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   C               Dsus4           E
e|-3---3---3-------3---3---------|-------------------------------|
B|-1---1---1-------3---3---------|-------------------------------|
G|-0---0---0-------2---2---------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-0~----------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|(0)~---------------------------|(0)~---(slight feedback)-------|


                                   Solo...
                                   With wha wha and faint
                                   slap back echo or reverb
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-9---9---9-(increase picking)--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|(0)---(slight feedback)--------|-------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-(9)-(tremolo picking)---------|-(9) (tremolo picking)---------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|---(1)-----------------------p-|-------------------------------|
G|-(9)^(bend up and release)-----|-0-----------------------------|
D|-----(while picking      )-----|-------------------------------|
A|-----(turn on wha wha    )-----|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

  (note:  tab expanded to twice the width for clarity)
e|------------------------------------------------------h----p---|
B|-----------------------------------------------(1)-12---15---12|
G|-(0)------------------------------------------14^--------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------h----p-------------h----p------------h----p-----------|
B|--(1)-12---15---12---(1)-12---15---12---(1)12---15---12---(1)-12
G|-14^----------------14^----------------14^---------------14^---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

           (1.5)                   (1.5)                       r
e|h---p----14^~--------------------14^~~-------------------------|
B|-15---12-------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

                      r
e|-12-----------(1)----------------(1.5)-----------(1.5)---------|
B|-----15--12--15^-----15--12------17^-------------17^-----------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

                             r  p
e|-(1.5)--------------------------------------------(1)---r--p---|
B|-17^-----------------------------17--15------15--17^---------15|
G|-----------------------------------------16--------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------(1)---r--p----------------------(1)----r---p-----|
B|-----15------17^---------15------15----------17^---------15----|
G|-16--------------------------16------------------------------16|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15\-----------------------------12--14------------------------|
G|----------------------12---14----------------------------------|
D|-----------------14--------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
  To be finished later...
   1               2               3               4             - 1/4
   1       2       3       4       5       6       7       8     - 1/8
   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4   1   2   3   4 - 1/16
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Solo End

  Repeat 3 times
   E                               G   A           C   D
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|o9--9\------------------------o|-----------------5---7---------|
D|o9--9\------------------------o|-5---7-----------5---7---------|
A|-7--7\-----------2---2---------|-5---7-----------3---5---------|
E|-----------------0---0---------|-3---5-------------------------|

  Repeat 3 times
   E                               G   A           C   D
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|o9--9\------------------------o|-----------------5---7---------|
D|o9--9\------------------------o|-5---7-----------5---7---------|
A|-7--7\-----------2---2---------|-5---7-----------3---5---------|
E|-----------------0---0---------|-3---5-------------------------|

   E                           C
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------1-----------------|
G|-----------------------------0-|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|---------2---------------------|
A|-2-----------------------------|-3-----------------------------|
E|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

   D                               E
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-----------------3-------------|-------------------------------|
G|---------------------0---------|-------------------------------|
D|-----4-------------------------|-2---------------2---0---2-----|
A|-5-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------0-|-------------------------------|

   E                               C
e|-----------------0-------------|-----------------3-------------|
B|---------0---------------------|-1-----------------------------|
G|-1-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

   D                               D
e|-5---------------2-------------|-------------------------------|
B|-----3---------------3---------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-----------------2---0---------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-0-----------------------------|

   G                               A
e|-3--------------------------p--|--------------------------p----|
B|-3-----------------------3-3-0-|-2-------3---2-----------2--0--|
G|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-2-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

   C               D               E
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------2---\-----------4--------|-----------------2---0---------|
A|-3--------\------5--------h----|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------3---4-|-0-----------------------------|

   G                               A
e|-3--------------------------p--|--------------------------p----|
B|-3-----------------------3-3-0-|-2-------3---2-----------2--0--|
G|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-0-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-2-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

   C               Dsus4           C               D   Dsus4
e|---------3---3---3---3---------|-3---3---3/------5---3---------|
B|---------1---1---3---3---------|-1---1---1/------3---3---------|
G|-----0---0---0---2---2---------|-0---0---0-------0---2---------|
D|-----2----------(0)------------|-------------------------------|
A|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

                                  Repeat 3 times
   C               Dsus4           E
e|-3---3---3-------3---3---------|-------------------------------|
B|-1---1---1-------3---3---------|-9---9-------------------------|
G|-0---0---0-------2---2---------|o9---9------------------------o|
D|-------------------------------|o9---9------------------------o|
A|-------------------------------|-7---7-------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

                                  Repeat 3 times
   G               D               E (echo repeats on 1/8 notes)
e|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-3---------------7-------------|-9---9-------------------------|
G|-0---------------7-------------|o9---9------------------------o|
D|-0---------------7-------------|o9---9------------------------o|
A|-2---------------5-------------|-7---7-------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

                                  Repeat 3 times
   G               D               E (echo repeats on 1/8 notes)
e|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-3---------------7-------------|-9---9-------------------------|
G|-0---------------7-------------|o9---9------------------------o|
D|-0---------------7-------------|o9---9------------------------o|
A|-2---------------5-------------|-7---7-------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|

                                  Repeat 3 times
   G               D               E (echo repeats on 1/8 notes)
e|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-3---------------7-------------|-9---9-------------------------|
G|-0---------------7-------------|o9---9------------------------o|
D|-0---------------7-------------|o9---9------------------------o|
A|-2---------------5-------------|-7---7-------------------------|
E|-3-----------------------------|-------------------------------|


   G               D
e|-3---3---3---------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-3---3---3-------7---7---7-----|-9-9-9-9\----------------------|
G|-0---0---0-------7---7---7-----|-9-9-9-9\----------------------|
D|-0---0---0-------7---7---7-----|-9-9-9-9\----------------------|
A|-2---2---2-------5---5---5-----|-7-7-7-7\----------------------|
E|-3---3---3---------------------|-------------------------------|

Lyrics

1st Verse

Know your place in life is where you want to be
Don't let them tell you that you owe it all to me
Keep on looking forward; no use in looking 'round
Hold your head above the crowd and they won't bring you down

Chorus

Anthem of the heart and anthem of the mind
A funeral dirge for eyes gone blind
We marvel after those who sought
New wonders in the world, wonders in the world,
Wonders in the world they wrought.

2nd Verse

Live for yourself -- there's no one else
More worth living for
Begging hands and bleeding hearts
Will only cry out for more

Chorus

Solo

3rd Verse

Well, I know they've always told you
Selfishness was wrong
Yes it was for me, not you,
I came to write this song

Chorus


Tabulature Explanation (Ripped off from Jimmy Pena, with some
minor changes):
| = bar line
~ = vibrato or held note
x = percussive note with no pitch; muted note
. = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
h = hammer
p = pull
s = slide (used when \ or / don't fit)
^ = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret shown in parenthesis ()
r = release bend to indicated string/fret
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
<5> = natural harmonic (lightly touch the string at fret indicated)
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
o  \
    }-  repeat sign
o  /

Other pertinent information:
  Tuning:  Standard [EADGBe].
  Key signature:  D
  Effects:  Distortion, Phaser
  Chord Chart Below for major chords

    3    Gno3rd             5    Ano3rd             3    Cno3rd
  e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|
  B |---|---|---|---|     B |---|---|---|---|     B |---|---|---|---|
  G |---|---|---|---|     G |---|---|---|---|     G |---|---|---|-O-|
  D |---|---|-O-|---|     D |---|---|-O-|---|     D |---|---|---|-O-|
  A |---|---|-O-|---|     A |---|---|-O-|---|     A |---|-O-|---|---|
  E |-O-|---|---|---|     E |-O-|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|

    7    Eno3rd             0       E               0       C
  e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|
  B |---|---|---|---|     B |---|---|---|---|     B |-O-|---|---|---|
  G |---|---|-O-|---|     G |-O-|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|
  D |---|---|-O-|---|     D |---|-O-|---|---|     D |---|-O-|---|---|
  A |-O-|---|---|---|     A |---|-O-|---|---|     A |---|---|-O-|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E 0---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|

    3      D+G              0       G               0       A
  e |---|---|-O-|---|     e |---|---|-O-|---|     e |---|---|---|---|
  B |-O-|---|---|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|---|-O-|---|
  G 0---|---|---|---|     G 0---|---|---|---|     G |---|---|-O-|---|
  D |---|-O-|---|---|     D 0---|---|---|---|     D |---|---|-O-|---|
  A |---|---|-O-|---|     A |---|-O-|---|---|     A 0---|---|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|-O-|---|     E |---|---|---|---|

    0       D
  e |---|-O-|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|---|
  B |---|---|-O-|---|     B |---|---|---|---|     B |---|---|---|---|
  G |---|-O-|---|---|     G |---|---|---|---|     G |---|---|---|---|
  D 0---|---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|---|
  A |---|---|---|---|     A |---|---|---|---|     A |---|---|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|---|