Rush: Cinderella Man
From the album A Farewell to Kings (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1977 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Lee

Comments/corrections to C. D. Bruce 

Transcription by Jimmy Pena and C. D. Bruce


 Intro, Electric guitar w/Distortion & Chorus
 3/4
e|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|-------------5---4------|-------------5-5-4-4----|
A|-2---4---5-----------5--|-2-2-4-4-5-5---------5\-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

4/4 Repeat 3 times                               sus4
   A           D/A                              Dsus2/A
e|-0-----------2------------------|-2-----------3------------------|
B|-2-----------3------------------|-3-----------3------------------|
G|o2-----------2------------------|-2-----------2-----------------o|
D|o2-----------0------------------|-0-----------2-----------------o|
A|-0-----------0-------0---0---0--|-0-----------0-------0---0---0--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

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

 1st Verse
 Acoustic Guitar(s) (possibly tuned to Nashville tuning)
   A                                G6                  D/F#
e|--------------------------------|---------------------0---0-0----|
B|-2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-3---3-------3-------3---3-3----|
G|o2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-0---0-------0-------2---2-2----|
D|o2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-0---0-------0-------0---0-0----|
A|-0---0-------0-------0---0-0----|-x---x-------x-------x---x-x----|
E|--------------------------------|-3---3-------3-------2---2-2----|

   A                                G6    D/F#      Em7   Dsus2
e|---------------------0---0-0----|-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0------|
B|-2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-3-3-3-3-3-------3-3-3-3-3------|
G|-2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-0-0-0-2-2-------0-0-0-2-2-----o|
D|-2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-0-0-0-0-0-------2-2-2-0-0-----o|
A|-0---0-------0-------0---0-0----|-x-----x------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-3-----2------------------------|

Electric guitar w/Distortion & Chorus
   G/D         D               C/E                  G
e|-3-----3-3---2-------2-------0--|-----0--------------------------|
B|-3-----3-3---3-------3-------1--|-----1-------1---3-------3------|
G|-4-----------2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0---0-------0------|
D|-0-----------0-------0-------2--|-----2-------2---0-------0------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   G/D         D               C/E                  G
e|-3-----3-3---2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0---3--------------|
B|-3-----3-3---3-------3-------1--|-----1-------1---3--------------|
G|-4-----------2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0---0--------------|
D|-0-----------0-------0-------2--|-----2-------2---0--------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   G/D         D               C/E                  G
e|-3-----3-3---2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0------------------|
B|-3-----3-3---3-------3-------1--|-----1-------1---3-------3------|
G|-4-----------2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0---0-------0------|
D|-0-----------0-------0-------2--|-----2-------2---0-------0------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                                  2/4
   G/D         D               C/E
e|-3-----3-3---2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0--|
B|-3-----3-3---3-------3-------1--|-----1-------1--|
G|-4-----------2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0--|
D|-0-----------0-------0-------2--|-----2-------2--|
A|--------------------------------|----------------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------|

 1st time
 4/4
   G                                G/D     D       C/D     D   G/D
e|-3~-----------------------------|-3-------2-------0-------2---3--|
B|-3~-----------------------------|-3-------3-------1-------3---3--|
G|-0~-----------------------------|-4-------2-------0-------2---4--|
D|-0~-----------------------------|-0-------0-------0-------0---0--|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

       D           C/D     D        CaddD
e|-----2-------2---0-------2------|-0~-----------------------------|
B|-----3-------3-\-1-------3------|-3~-----------------------------|
G|-----2-------2---0-------2------|-0~-----------------------------|
D|-----0-------0---0-------0------|-2~-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-3~-----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


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

 Acoustic Guitar (possibly tuned to Nashville tuning)
   Cinderella Man...
   D                                A
e|-2-------2---2---2---2----------|---------------------0----------|
B|-3-------3---3---3---3----------|-2-----------2---3--------------|
G|o2------------------------------|-2------------------------------|
D|o0------------------------------|-2------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-0------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   Bm                               E
e|--------------------------------|-------------0------------------|
B|-3-----------3-----------3------|-------------0------------------|
G|-4-----------4-----------4------|-------------1------------------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4------|-2---2---2---2------------------|
A|-2-----------2-----------2------|-2---2---2---2------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-0---0---0---0------------------|

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

                          1st time
 3/4                      5/4 Electric guitar w/Distortion & Chorus
                            A       G                   D
e|------------------------|---------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---2----------|
B|------------------------|---------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3----------|
G|------------------------|-2-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---2---------o|
D|-------------5---4------|-2-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---------o|
A|-2---4---5-----------5--|-0--------------------------------------|
E|------------------------|----------------------------------------|

 2nd time
4/4 Repeat 3 times                               sus4
   A           D/A                              Dsus2/A
e|-0-----------2------------------|-2-----------3------------------|
B|-2-----------3------------------|-3-----------3------------------|
G|o2-----------2------------------|-2-----------2-----------------o|
D|o2-----------0------------------|-0-----------2-----------------o|
A|-0-----------0-------0---0---0--|-0-----------0-------0---0---0--|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

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

 2nd Verse
 Acoustic Guitar(s) (possibly tuned to Nashville tuning)
   A                                G6                  D/F#
e|--------------------------------|---------------------0---0-0----|
B|-2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-3---3-------3-------3---3-3----|
G|o2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-0---0-------0-------2---2-2----|
D|o2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-0---0-------0-------0---0-0----|
A|-0---0-------0-------0---0-0----|-x---x-------x-------x---x-x----|
E|--------------------------------|-3---3-------3-------2---2-2----|

   A                                G6    D/F#      Em7   Dsus2
e|---------------------0---0-0----|-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0------|
B|-2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-3-3-3-3-3-------3-3-3-3-3------|
G|-2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-0-0-0-2-2-------0-0-0-2-2-----o|
D|-2---2-------2-------2---2-2----|-0-0-0-0-0-------2-2-2-0-0-----o|
A|-0---0-------0-------0---0-0----|-x-----x------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-3-----2------------------------|

   G/D         D               C/E                  G
e|-3-----3-3---2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0------------------|
B|-3-----3-3---3-------3-------1--|-----1-------1---3-------3------|
G|-4-----------2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0---0-------0------|
D|-0-----------0-------0-------2--|-----2-------2---0-------0------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   G/D         D               C/E                  G
e|-3-----3-3---2-------2-------0--|-----0-----------3--------------|
B|-3-----3-3---3-------3-------1--|-----1-------1---3--------------|
G|-4-----------2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0---0--------------|
D|-0-----------0-------0-------2--|-----2-------2---0--------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   G/D         D               C/E              G
e|-3-----3-3---2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0------------------|
B|-3-----3-3---3-------3-------1--|-----1-------1---3-------3------|
G|-4-----------2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0---0-------0------|
D|-0-----------0-------0-------2--|-----2-------2---0-------0------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                                  2/4
   G/D         D               C/E
e|-3-----3-3---2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0--|
B|-3-----3-3---3-------3-------1--|-----1-------1--|
G|-4-----------2-------2-------0--|-----0-------0--|
D|-0-----------0-------0-------2--|-----2-------2--|
A|--------------------------------|----------------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------|

 4/4
   G
e|-3~-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-3~-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-0~-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-0~-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 Rhythm Guitar behind the solo (clean electric w/Chorus effect)
   A                                D
e|------------------h-------------|------------------h-------------|
B|-----2-------2---2-3-3-3-2-(0)--|-----7-------7---7-8-8-9-7\-----|
G|o----------------2h--2-2-2-(0)--|-----------------7h--7-7-7\-----|
D|o--------2-------2-4-4-4-2-(0)--|---------7-------7-9-9-9-7\-----|
A|-0------------------------------|-5------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   A                                G     Dsus2     Em7   Dsus2
e|------------------h-------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----2-------2---2-3-3-3-2-(0)--|-3-3-3-3-3-------3-3-3-3-3------|
G|-----------------2---2-2-2-(0)--|-0-0-0-2-2-------0-0-0-2-2-----o|
D|---------2-------2-4-4-4-2-(0)--|-0-0-0-0-0-------2-2-2-0-0-----o|
A|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 Guitar solo (later)  wha wha, panning w/some delay
   1       2       3       4        1       2       3       4
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   Cinderella Man...(need to change this section due to slight variations)
   D                                A
e|-2-------2---2---2---2----------|---------------------0----------|
B|-3-------3---3---3---3----------|-2-----------2---3--------------|
G|o2------------------------------|-2------------------------------|
D|o0------------------------------|-2------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-0------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

   Bm                               E
e|--------------------------------|-------------0------------------|
B|-3-----------3-----------3------|-------------0------------------|
G|-4-----------4-----------4------|-------------1------------------|
D|-4-----------4-----------4------|-2---2---2---2------------------|
A|-2-----------2-----------2------|-2---2---2---2------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-0---0---0---0------------------|

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

                          1st time
 3/4                      5/4 Electric guitar w/Distortion & Chorus
                            A       G                   D
e|------------------------|---------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---2----------|
B|------------------------|---------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3----------|
G|------------------------|-2-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---2---------o|
D|-------------5---4------|-2-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---------o|
A|-2---4---5-----------5--|-0--------------------------------------|
E|------------------------|----------------------------------------|

 2nd time, ending
 4/4
   A                                                    G
e|--------------------------------|---------------------3---3------|
B|-2-----------2-----------2------|---------------------3---3------|
G|-2-----------2-----------2------|---------------------0---0------|
D|-2-----------2-----------2------|---------------------0---0------|
A|-0-----------0-----------0---4-4|-5---4--------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|---------5---3------------------|

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

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

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

                       G            G/D     D       C/D     D   G/D
e|---------------------3---3------|-3-------2-------0-------2---3--|
B|---------------------3---3------|-3-------3-------1-------3---3--|
G|---------------------0---0------|-4-------2-------0-------2---4--|
D|---------------------0---0------|-0-------0-------0-------0---0--|
A|-5-5-4--------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|---------5---3------------------|--------------------------------|

 3/4                      4/4
       D           C/D      G/D     D       C/D     D   G/D
e|-----2-------2---0------|-3-------2-------0-------2---3--|
B|-----3-------3-\-1------|-3-------3-------1-------3---3--|
G|-----2-------2---0------|-4-------2-------0-------2---4--|
D|-----0-------0---0------|-0-------0-------0-------0---0--|
A|------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------|--------------------------------|

                            sus4
       D           G/D     Dsus2/a  D/A
e|-----2-------2---0-------3------|-2------------------------------|
B|-----3-------3-\-1-------3------|-3------------------------------|
G|-----2-------2---0-------2------|-2------------------------------|
D|-----0-------0---0-------2------|-0------------------------------|
A|-------------------------0------|-0------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Lyrics

1st Verse

A modest man from Mandrake
Traveled rich to the city
He had a need to discover
A use for his newly-found wealth

Because he was human
Because he had goodness
Because he was moral
They called him insane

Delusions of grandeur
Visions of splendor
A manic depressive
He walks in the rain

Eyes wide open
Heart undefended
Innocence untarnished

Chorus

Cinderella Man
Doing what you can
They can't understand
What it means

Cinderella Man
Hang on to your plans
Try as they might
They cannot steal your dreams

2nd Verse

In the betrayal of his love he awakened
To face a world of cold reality
And a look in the eyes of the hungry
Awakened him to what he could do

He held up his riches
To challenge the hungry
Purposeful motion
For one so insane

They tried to fight him
Just couldn't beat him
This manic depressive
Who walks in the rain

Solo

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] & possibly "Nashville" tuning on
           the acoustic Guitar(s) - may be doubled (replace the
           low E, A and D strings with lighter gauge strings and
           tune one octave higher than normal).
  Key signature:
  Effects:  Distortion, Chorus, Wha Wha. panning, delay
  See Tab for chords used.