Rush: Cygnus X-1
From the album A Farewell to Kings (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1977 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee, Lifeson and Peart
Lyrics by Peart

Updated 6 Apr 1999

Transcription by:
     C.D. Bruce (cbruce@erols.com)

Previously Transcribed by:
     Blake Butterworth (no email available)
     Jimmy Pena (no email available)

Solo Previously Transcribed by:
     Rich Soto (lerxst@zeus.jersey.net)

Comments/corrections to:
     C.D. Bruce (cbruce@erols.com)


Intro narrative (Terry Brown):
  In the constellation of Cygnus
  There lurks a mysterious, invisible force
  The Black Hole of Cygnus X-1.
  Six Stars of the Northern Cross
  In mourning for their sister's loss
  In a final flash of glory
  Nevermore to grace...the night...

Guitar rests while sound effects continue and bass intro
starts.

  Clean Tone
  Repeat 4 times
  h     g Q     e   e e       h     g Q     e   e E   Q
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-------------|
4o----------------2---------4-----------------3--------.5---|
4o----------------4---5-----4-----------------4---5---5^----|
|-------5/7-----7-|-5-------|-------5/7-----7-|-5-----------|
|-0---------------|---------|-0---------------|-------------|
        g = grace note

  h     g Q     e   e e       h     g Q     e   e e   e   Q
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|-----------------|
4-----------------2---------4-----------------|------------.5--o|
4-----------------4---5-----4-----------------|---5---5---5^---o|
|-------5/7-----7-|-5-------|-------5/7-----7-|-5---------------|
|-0---------------|---------|-0---------------|-----------------|

  A5                                  C5
  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 e e e e e e
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|---10--10--10--10|---10--10--10--10|1
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---8---8---|
| ww                                  ww                                |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|-7---------------|-----------------|-10--------------|-----------------|2
|-7---------------|-----------------|-10--------------|-----------------|
|-5---------------|-----------------|-8---------------|-----------------|

  A5
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e * = distorted tone
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|---7---7---7---7-|---7---7---7---7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5---5---5---5---|-5---5---5---5---| C                             G
| ww                                * e e e q   e e e   e q   e q   q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-|-5-5---5-5-------|R
|-7---------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-|-5-5---5-5---5---|3
|-7---------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-3-3---3-3---5---|
|-5---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|

  D     C#    Bsus4                   C     B     F#7sus4
  q     q     qw                      q     q     qw
|-------------0---|-----------------|-------------0---|-----------------|
|-------------0---|-----------------|-------------0---|-----------------|
|-11----10----8---|-----------------|-11----8-----3---|-----------------|
|-12----11----9---|-----------------|-10----9-----4---|-----------------|
|-12----11----9---|-----------------|-10----9-----4---|-----------------|
|-10----9-----7---|-----------------|-8-----7-----2---|-----------------|

  D     C#    Bsus4   CaddB     AaddB
  q     q     Q       Q         ww
|-------------0---|---0-----|---0-------------|-----------------|
|-------------0---|---0-----|---0-------------|-----------------|
|-11----10----8---2---9-----4---6-------------|-----------------|
|-12----11----9---4---10----4---7-------------|-----------------|
|-12----11----9---|---10----|---7-------------|-----------------|
|-10----9-----7---|---8-----|---5-------------|-----------------|

  D     C#    Bsus4                   C     B     F#7sus4
  q     Q     qw                      q     Q     qw
|-------------0---|-----------------|-------------0---|-----------------|
|-------------0---|-----------------|-------------0---|-----------------|
|-11----10----8---|-----------------|-9-----8-----3---|-----------------|
|-12----11----9---|-----------------|-10----9-----4---|-----------------|
|-12----11----9---|-----------------|-10----9-----4---|-----------------|
|-10----9-----7---|-----------------|-8-----7-----2---|-----------------|

                              (q=Q)
  D     C#    B       C       C#m           Em            Ab
  q     Q     Q       q       q   e Q       q   e Q       q   e Q
|-----------------|---------|-4---4-4-----|-7---7-7-----|-4---4-4-----|
|-----------------|---------|-5---5-5-----|-8---8-8-----|-4---4-4-----|
|-11----10----8---2---9-----3-6---6-6-----|-9---9-9-----|-5---5-5-----|
|-12----11----9---4---10----4-6---6-6-----|-9---9-9-----|-6---6-6-----|
|-12----11----9---|---10----|-4---4-4-----|-7---7-7-----|-6---6-6-----|
|-10----9-----7---|---8-----|-------------|-------------|-4---4-4-----|

  G Ab  G       C#m           Em
  q   q   q     q   e Q       e   e q       - - - - drum fill - - - -
|-3-/-4---3---|-4---4-4-----|-7---7-7-----|-------------|-------------|
|-3-/-4---3---|-5---5-5-----|-8---8-8-----|-------------|-------------|
|-4-/-5---4---|-6---6-6-----|-9---9-9-----|-------------|-------------|
|-5-/-6---5---|-6---6-6-----|-9---9-9-----|-------------|-------------|
|-5-/-6---5---|-4---4-4-----|-7---7-7-----|-------------|-------------|
|-3-/-4---3---|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

  C#m           Em            Ab            G   Ab  G     C#m
  q   e Q       q   e Q       q   e Q       q   q   q     q   e q
|-4---4-4-----|-7---7-7-----|-4---4-4-----|-3---4---3---|-4---4-4-----|
|-5---5-5-----|-8---8-8-----|-4---4-4-----|-3---4---3---|-5---5-5-----|
|-6---6-6-----|-9---9-9-----|-5---5-5-----|-4---5---4---|-6---6-6-----|
|-6---6-6-----|-9---9-9-----|-6---6-6-----|-5---6---5---|-6---6-6-----|
|-4---4-4-----|-7---7-7-----|-6---6-6-----|-5---6---5---|-4---4-4-----|
|-------------|-------------|-4---4-4-----|-3---4---3---|-------------|

  Em
  q   e Q       H             H             H             H
|-7---7-7-----|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-8---8-8-----|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-9---9-9-----|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-9---9-9-----|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-7---7-7-----|-------------|-------------|-2-----------|-3---------/-|
|-------------|-3-----------|-4-----------|-------------|-------------|

  H             H             H             H
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-5-----------|-6---------/-|-9-----------|-10----------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

 Half as fast (H=Q)
  Cm                    Bm  F#                          Ebm
  e   e e   e   e   e e e   e   e e   e   e   e e   e   e   e e   e
|-3---3-3---3-|-3---3-3-2-|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|-6---6-6---6-|
|-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4-3-|-2---2-3---2-|-2---2-2---2-|-7---7-7---7-|
|-5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5-4-|-3---3-3---3-|-3---3-3---3-|-8---8-8---8-|
|-5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5-4-|-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4---4-|-8---8-8---8-|
|-3---3-3---3-|-3---3-3-2-|-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4---4-|-6---6-6---6-|
|-------------|-----------|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|-------------|

                                       ___________________________
                                      | 1. through 4.
          Dm  Cm                    Bm| F#
  e   e e e   e   e e   e   e   e e e | e   e e   e   e   e e   e |
|-6---6-6-5-|-3---3-3---3-|-3---3-3-2-|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|
|-7---7-7-6-|-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4-3-|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|
|-8---8-8-7-|o5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5-4-|-3---3-3---3-|-3---3-3---3-|
|-8---8-8-7-|o5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5-4-|-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4---4-|
|-6---6-6-5-|-3---3-3---3-|-3---3-3-2-|-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4---4-|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|

__________________________ _________________________________________
                          | 5.
  Ebm                   Dm|
  e   e e   e   e   e e e | e   e e   e   e   e e   e   e   e e   e
|-6---6-6---6-|-6---6-6-5-|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|
|-7---7-7---7-|-7---7-7-6-|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|
|-8---8-8---8-|-8---8-8-7o|-3---3-3---3-|-3---3-3---3-|-3---3-3---3-|
|-8---8-8---8-|-8---8-8-7o|-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4---4-|
|-6---6-6---6-|-6---6-6-5-|-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4---4-|-4---4-4---4-|
|-------------|-----------|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-|

                              Guitar rest for 5 measures.
|-2---2-2---2-|-2-----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|----|----|
|-2---2-2---2-|-2-----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|----|----|
|-3---3-3---3-|-3-----------5-----|-----|-----|-----4----|----|
|-4---4-4---4-|-4-----------4-----|-----|-----|-----4----|----|
|-4---4-4---4-|-4-----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|----|----|
|-2---2-2---2-|-2-----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|----|----|

  All     who  dare   to cross here   course....
  A                                   C                             G
  ww                                  e e e q   e e e   e q   e q   q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-6---------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-|-5-5---5-5-------|
|-7---------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-|-5-5---5-5---5---|
|-7---------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-3-3---3-3---5---|
|-5---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|

  A                                   C                             G
  ww                                  e e e q   e e e   e q   e q   q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-|-5-5---5-5-------|
|-7---------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---5-5-5-|-5-5---5-5---5---|
|-7---------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|-3-3---3-3---5---|
|-5---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|

  Through the void...
  D     C#    Bsus4                   C     B     F#7addB
  q     Q     Q       e e e q   q     q     Q     Q       e e e q   q
|-------------0---|---------0-------|-------------0---|---------0-------|
|-------------0---|-------0-----0---|-------------0---|-------0-----0---|
|-11----10----8---|-----8-----------|-9-----8-----3---|-----3-----------|
|-12----11----9---|---9-------------|-10----9-----4---|---4-------------|
|-12----11----9---|-----------------|-10----9-----4---|-----------------|
|-10----9-----7---|-----------------|-8-----7-----2---|-----------------|

  D     C#    B       CaddB   AaddB
  q     Q     Q       Q       ww
|-----------------|---0-----|-0---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---0-----|-0---------------|-----------------|
|-11----10----8---2---9-----4-6---------------|-----------------|
|-12----11----9---4---10----4-7---------------|-----------------|
|-12----11----9---|---10----|-7---------------|-----------------|
|-10----9-----7---|---8-----|-5---------------|-----------------|

  At    om    ized...
  D     C#    Bsus4                   C     Bsus4 F#7addB
  q     Q     Q       e e e q   q     q     Q     Q       e e e q   q
|-------------0---|---------0-------|-------0-----0---|---------0-------|
|-------------0---|-------0-----0---|-------0-----0---|-------0-----0---|
|-11----10----8---|-----8-----------|-9-----8-----3---|-----3-----------|
|-12----11----9---|---9-------------|-10----9-----4---|---4-------------|
|-12----11----9---|-----------------|-10----9-----4---|-----------------|
|-10----9-----7---|-----------------|-8-----7-----2---|-----------------|

                                                              to
  D     C#    Bsus4   CaddB   AaddB                           G
  q     Q     Q       Q       whQ                             eww
|-------------0---|---0-----|-0---------------|---------------3-|
|-------------0---|---0-----|-0---------------|---------------3-|
|-11----10----8---2---10----4-6---------------|---------------4-|
|-12----11----9---4---10----4-7---------------|---------------5-|
|-12----11----9---|---10----|-7---------------|---------------5-|
|-10----9-----7---|---8-----|-5---------------|---------------3-|

  soar...
  (.) Fermata                   C                   F                 D
  whQ                           ssw                 w                 w
|-3---------------|-------------000-|---------------1-|---------------2-|L
|-3---------------|-------------111-|---------------1-|---------------3-|E
|-4---------------|-------------000-|---------------2-|---------------2-|F
|-5---------------|-------------222-|---------------3-|---------------0-|T
|-5---------------|-------------333-|---------------3-|-----------------|
|-3---------------|-----------------|---------------1-|-----------------|

                G                 C                 F                 D
                w                 w                 w                 w
|---------------3-|---------------0-|---------------1-|---------------2-|L
|---------------0-|---------------1-|---------------1-|---------------3-|E
|---------------0-|---------------0-|---------------2-|---------------2-|F
|---------------0-|---------------2-|---------------3-|---------------0-|T
|---------------2-|---------------3-|---------------3-|-----------------|
|---------------3-|-----------------|---------------1-|-----------------|
|                                 w                 w                 w |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|-----------------|---------------5u|---------------6u|---------------3u|I
|-----------------|---------------7^|---------------8^|---------------5^|G
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

                               I  set     a   course...
                G                 C                 F                 D
                w           e e e Q       q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q
|---------------3-|-----------------|-----0-----------|-----1-----------|L
|---------------0-|-----------------|-----1-----------|-----1-----------|E
|---------------0-|-----------------|-----0-----------|-----2-----------|F
|---------------0-|-----------------|-----2-----------|-----3---3-2---0-|T


|---------------2-|-----------0-2-3-|-----3---3-2-----|-----3-------3---|
|---------------3-|---------3-------|-------------3-1-|-----1-----------|
|               Q       q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----0-----------|-----1-----------|R
|---------------10u-----2-----------|-----1-----------|-----1-----------|I
|---------------12^---12^-----------|-----0-----------|-----2-----------|G
|-----------------|-----------------|-----2-----------|-----3---3-2---0-|H
|-----------------|-----------0-2-3-|-----3---3-2-----|-----3-------3---|T
|-----------------|---------3-------|-------------3-1-|-----1-----------|

                G                 C                 F                 D
      q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q
|-----2-----------|-----3-----------|-----0-----------|-----1-----------|L
|-----3-----------|-----0-----------|-----1-----------|-----1-----------|&
|-----2-----------|-----0-----------|-----0-----------|-----2-----------|R
|-----0-------0---|-----0-----------|-----2-----------|-----3---3-2---0-|
|---------2-3-----|-----2-----0-2-3-|-----3---3-2-----|-----3-------3---|
|---------------3-|-----3---3-------|-------------3-1-|-----1-----------|

                G                 C                 F                 D
      q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q
|-----2-----------|-----3-----------|-----0-----------|-----1-----------|L
|-----3-----------|-----0-----------|-----1-----------|-----1-----------|E
|-----2-----------|-----0-----------|-----0-----------|-----2-----------|F
|-----0-------0---|-----0-----------|-----2-----------|-----3---3-2---0-|T
|---------2-3-----|-----2-----0-2-3-|-----3---3-2-----|-----3-------3---|
|---------------3-|-----3---3-------|-------------3-1-|-----1-----------|
|     q   e e e Q       q   q     Q       q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q |
|-----2-----------|-----------------|-----0-----------|-----1-----------|R
|-----3-----------|-----3u--3u------|-----1-----------|-----1-----------|I
|-----2-----------|-----5^--5^------|-----0-----------|-----2-----------|G
|-----0-------0---|-----------------|-----2-----------|-----3---3-2---0-|H
|---------2-3-----|---------------3-|-----3---3-2-----|-----3-------3---|T
|---------------3-|-----------------|-------------3-1-|-----1-----------|

                G                 C                 F                 D
      q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q
|-----2-----------|-----3-----------|-----0-----------|-----1-----------|L
|-----3-----------|-----0-----------|-----1-----------|-----1-----------|&
|-----2-----------|-----0-----------|-----0-----------|-----2-----------|R
|-----0-------0---|-----0-----------|-----2-----------|-----3---3-2---0-|
|---------2-3-----|-----2-----0-2-3-|-----3---3-2-----|-----3-------3---|
|---------------3-|-----3---3-------|-------------3-1-|-----1-----------|

                G                     Ral.
      q   e e e Q       q   e e e Q   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
|-----2-----------|-----3-----------|-----------------|-----------------|L
|-----3-----------|-----0-----------|-----------------|-----------------|E
|-----2-----------|-----0-----------|-----------------|-----------------|F
|-----0-------0---|-----0---0---0---|-----------------|-----------------|T
|---------2-3-----|-----2---2---2---|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------3-|-----3---3---3---|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|     q   e e e Q       q   q         e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e |
|-----2-----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|-----3-----------|-----8-u-8-u-----|-----------------|-----------------|I
|-----2-----------|-----10^-10^-----|-----------------|-----------------|G
|-----0-------0---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|H
|---------2-3-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|---------------3-|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

Slower
  Cm                Ab                F
  w                 w                 w                 q   q   q   q
|-3---------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-----------------|
|-4---------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-----------------|
|-5---------------|-5---------------|-2---------------|-----------------|
|-5---------------|-6---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
|-3---------------|-6---------------|-3---------------|---------2---3/--|
|-----------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-3---4-----------|

  q   q   q   q
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|---------4---5---|
|-5---6-----------|
|-----------------|

Solo to be completed later..............................................

  Cm                Ab                F                 G       Eb
  w                 w                 w                 h       h
|-3---------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-3---------------|G
|-4---------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-3-------6-------|T
|-5---------------|-5---------------|-2---------------|-4-------6-------|R
|-5---------------|-6---------------|-3---------------|-5-------6-------|1
|-3---------------|-6---------------|-3---------------|-5-------4-------|
|-----------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-3---------------|
  1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4   |
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G
|[13]~------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|2
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  Cm                Ab                F                 G       Eb
  w                 w                 w                 h       h
|-3---------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-3---------------|G
|-4---------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-3-------6-------|T
|-5---------------|-5---------------|-2---------------|-4-------6-------|R
|-5---------------|-6---------------|-3---------------|-5-------6-------|1
|-3---------------|-6---------------|-3---------------|-5-------4-------|
|-----------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-3---------------|
  1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4   |
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|2
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  Cm                Ab                F
  w                 w                 w                 q   q   q   q
|-3---------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-----------------|G
|-4---------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-----------------|T
|-5---------------|-5---------------|-2---------------|-----------------|R
|-5---------------|-6---------------|-3---------------|-----------------|1
|-3---------------|-6---------------|-3---------------|---------2---3/--|
|-----------------|-4---------------|-1---------------|-3---4-----------|
  1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4   |
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|2
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------2---3-/-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---4-----------|

                                     (.)
  q   q   q   q     h       h         w
|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|G
|-----------------|-3-------6-------|-4---------------|T
|-----------------|-4-------6-------|-5---------------|R
|-----------------|-5-------6-------|-5---------------|1
|-5---6-/-9---10--|-5-------4-------|-3---------------|
|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
                                      w               |
  q   q   q   q     h       h           1             |
|-----------------|---------15~-----|-17^~~-w/delay---|G
|-----------------|-----------------|-------xxx ms----|T
|-----------------|-12~-------------|-------xx % fdbk-|R
|-----------------|-----------------|-------xx % level|2
|-5---6---9---10--|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                    | e e e e e e e e |
                   Clean guitar in  |-----------------|L
                   both left and    |-----------------|&
                   right channels   |-----------------|R
                   (fade in)        |---10--10--10--10|
                                    |-----------------|
                                    |-8---8---8---8---|

  Repeat 6 times
  C
  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 e e e e e e
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|L
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E
|o---------------o|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|F
|o--10--10--10--10|---10--10--10--10|---10--10--10--10|---10--10--10--10|T
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---8---8---|
| Ab      B         C                 Ab      B         C               |
| 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 e e e e e e |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|I
|o---------------o|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G
|o--6---6---9---9o|---6---6---9---9-|---10--10--10--10|---6---6---9---9-|H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|-8---8---8---8---|-4---4---7---7---|-8---8---8---8---|-4---4---7---7---|


  Repeat 7 times
  C
  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 e e e e e e
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|L
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E
|o---------------o|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|F
|o--10--10--10--10|---10--10--10--10|---10--10--10--10|---10--10--10--10|T
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---8---8---|
| Ab      B         C                 Ab      B         C               |
| 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 e e e e e e |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|I
|o---------------o|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G
|o--6---6---9---9o|---6---6---9---9-|---10--10--10--10|---6---6---9---9-|H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|-8---8---8---8---|-4---4---7---7---|-8---8---8---8---|-4---4---7---7---|

  Repeat 4 times
  C
  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 e e e e e e
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|L
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E
|o---------------o|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|F
|o--10--10--10--10|---10--10--10--10|---10--10--10--10|---10--10--10--10|T
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---8---8---|
| Ab      B         C                 Ab      B         C               |
| 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 e e e e e e |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|I
|o---------------o|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G
|o--6---6---9---9o|---6---6---9---9-|---10--10--10--10|---6---6---9---9-|H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|T
|-8---8---8---8---|-4---4---7---7---|-8---8---8---8---|-4---4---7---7---|

  Repeat 7 times
  C
  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 e e e e e e
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|L
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|&
|o---------------o|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|R
|o--10--10--10--10|---10--10--9---9-|---9---9---8---8-|---7---7---6---5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-8---8---8---8---|-8---8---7---7---|-7---7---6---6---|-5---5---4---3---|

            Twice as fast
            q=h
            Repeat 8 times
            E
  e e e e   h       h         Q     Q       q   q   q   q
|---------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|---------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
2---------4o----------------3-------------4----------------o|
4---4---3-4o--------2-------4-------------4---------2------o|
|---------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|-2---1---|-0---------------|-0-----0-----|-0---0-------0---|

  Repeat 4 times
  F#
  h       h         Q     Q       q   q   q   q
|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|o----------------3-------------4----------------o|
|o--------4-------4-------------4---------4------o|
|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|-2---------------|-2-----2-----|-2---2-------2---|

  C#m           Em            Ab            G
  H             H             H             H
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-4-----------|-3-----------|
|-5-----------|-8-----------|-4-----------|-3-----------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-5-----------|-4-----------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-4-----------|-3-----------|

  C#m           Em            C
  H             H             q   h         q   h
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-8---8-------|-8---8-------|
|-5-----------|-8-----------|-8---8-------|-8---8-------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-9---9-------|-9---9-------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-10--10------|-10--10------|
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-10--10------|-10--10------|
|-------------|-------------|-8-----------|-8-----------|

  C#m           Em            Ab            G
  H             H             H             H
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-4-----------|-3-----------|
|-5-----------|-8-----------|-4-----------|-3-----------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-5-----------|-4-----------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-4-----------|-3-----------|

  C#m           Em            C
  H             H             q   q   q     q   q   q
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-----8---8---|-----8---8---|
|-5-----------|-8-----------|-----8---8---|-----8---8---|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-----9---9---|-----9---9---|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-10--10--10--|-10--10--10--|
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-10----------|-10----------|
|-------------|-------------|-8-----------|-8-----------|

  C#m           Em            Ab            G
  H             H             H             H
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-4-----------|-3-----------|
|-5-----------|-8-----------|-4-----------|-3-----------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-5-----------|-4-----------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-4-----------|-3-----------|

  C#m           Em            C
  H             H             H             q   q   q
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-8-----------|-8---8---8---|
|-5-----------|-8-----------|-8-----------|-8---8---8---|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-9-----------|-9---9---9---|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-10----------|-10--10--10--|
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-10----------|-10--10--10--|
|-------------|-------------|-8-----------|-8---8---8---|

  C#m           Em            Ab            G
  H             H             H             H
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-4-----------|-3-----------|
|-5-----------|-8-----------|-4-----------|-3-----------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-5-----------|-4-----------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-4-----------|-3-----------|

  C#m           Em            C
  H             H             h       q     h       q
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-8-------8---|-8-------8---|
|-5-----------|-8-----------|-8-------8---|-8-------8---|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-9-------9---|-9-------9---|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-10------10--|-10------10--|
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-10------10--|-10------10--|
|-------------|-------------|-8-------8---|-8-------8---|

  Spinning      whirling      still    de-  scending
  C#m           Em            Ab            G
  H             H             H             H
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-4-----------|-3-----------|
|-5-----------|-8-----------|-4-----------|-3-----------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-5-----------|-4-----------|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-6-----------|-5-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-4-----------|-3-----------|

  like     a    spiral        sea, unending!
  C#m           Em            C
  H             H             q   q   q     q   q   q
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|
|-5-----------|-8-----------|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-9---9---9---|-9---9---9---|
|-6-----------|-9-----------|-10--10--10--|-10--10--10--|
|-4-----------|-7-----------|-10--10--10--|-10--10--10--|
|-------------|-------------|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|

  C#m           Em            Ab            G
  q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   e e e e
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|
|-5---5-5-5-5-|-8---8-8-8-8-|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-5---5-5-5-5-|-4---4-4-4-4-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-6---6-6-6-6-|-5---5-5-5-5-|
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-6---6-6-6-6-|-5---5-5-5-5-|
|-------------|-------------|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|

  C#m           Em            C
  q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   q   q     q   q   q
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|
|-5---5-5-5-5-|-8---8-8-8-8-|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-9---9---9---|-9---9---9---|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-10--10--10--|-10--10--10--|
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-10--10--10--|-10--10--10--|
|-------------|-------------|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|

  C#m           Em            Ab            G
  q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   e e e e
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|
|-5---5-5-5-5-|-8---8-8-8-8-|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-5---5-5-5-5-|-4---4-4-4-4-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-6---6-6-6-6-|-5---5-5-5-5-|
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-6---6-6-6-6-|-5---5-5-5-5-|
|-------------|-------------|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|

  C#m           Em            C
  q   e e e e   q   e e e e   e e e e e e   e e e e e e
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|-5---5-5-5-5-|-8---8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-101010101010|-101010101010|
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-101010101010|-101010101010|
|-------------|-------------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|

  C#m           Em            Ab            G
  q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   e e e e
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|
|-5---5-5-5-5-|-8---8-8-8-8-|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-5---5-5-5-5-|-4---4-4-4-4-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-6---6-6-6-6-|-5---5-5-5-5-|
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-6---6-6-6-6-|-5---5-5-5-5-|
|-------------|-------------|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|

  C#m           Em            C
  q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   q   q     q   q   q
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|
|-5---5-5-5-5-|-8---8-8-8-8-|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-9---9---9---|-9---9---9---|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-10--10--10--|-10--10--10--|
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-10--10--10--|-10--10--10--|
|-------------|-------------|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|

  C#m           Em            Ab            G
  q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   e e e e
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|
|-5---5-5-5-5-|-8---8-8-8-8-|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-5---5-5-5-5-|-4---4-4-4-4-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-6---6-6-6-6-|-5---5-5-5-5-|
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-6---6-6-6-6-|-5---5-5-5-5-|
|-------------|-------------|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|

  C#m           Em            C
  q   e e e e   q   e e e e   e e e e e e   e e e e e e
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|-5---5-5-5-5-|-8---8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-101010101010|-101010101010|
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-101010101010|-101010101010|
|-------------|-------------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|

  Sound   and   fury          drowns   my   heart
  C#m           Em            Ab            G
  q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   e e e e   q   e e e e
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|
|-5---5-5-5-5-|-8---8-8-8-8-|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-5---5-5-5-5-|-4---4-4-4-4-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-6---6-6-6-6-|-5---5-5-5-5-|
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-6---6-6-6-6-|-5---5-5-5-5-|
|-------------|-------------|-4---4-4-4-4-|-3---3-3-3-3-|


  every         nerve   si        torn              a
  C#m           Em            C
  q   e e e e   q   e e e e   e e e e e e   e e e e e e
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|-5---5-5-5-5-|-8---8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|-6---6-6-6-6-|-9---9-9-9-9-|-101010101010|-101010101010|
|-4---4-4-4-4-|-7---7-7-7-7-|-101010101010|-101010101010|
|-------------|-------------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|

  continue rapid strumming....               (.) Fermata
  e e e e e e   e e e e e e     e e e e e e   w
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-/ /-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-----------|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-/ /-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-----------|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-9-9-/ /-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-----------|
|-101010101010|-101010101010/ /-101010101010|-10----------|
|-101010101010|-101010101010/ /-101010101010|-10----------|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-/ /-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-----------|

  Slowly
  RF
  Cm                Ebm               Em(addF#)         Em
  w                 w                 w                 w
|-3---------------|-6---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
|-4---------------|-7---------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
|o5---------------|-8---------------|-0---------------|-0--------------o|
|o5---------------|-8---------------|-4---------------|-2--------------o|
|-3---------------|-6---------------|-2---------------|-2---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|


Lyrics:

Invisible to telescopic eye
Infinity, the star that would not die

All who dare to cross her course
Are swallowed by a fearsome force

Through the void to be destroyed
Or is there something more?
Atomized at the core
Or through the Astral Door
To soar...

2

I set a course just east of Lyra
Northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

On my ship, the Rocinante
Wheeling through the galaxies,
Headed for the heart of Cygnus
Headlong into mystery

The x-ray is her siren song
My ship cannot resist her long
Nearer to my deadly goal
Until the Black Hole...
Gains control...

3

Spinning, whirling, still descending
Like a spiral sea, unending

Sound and fury drowns my heart
Every nerve is...torn apart....


Tablature Contributors:
This transcription was created by C. D. Bruce (cbruce@erols.com)
in the format described below.  It was previously transcribed by
Blake Butterworth (no email available) and Jimmy Pena (no email
available).  The solo was previously transcribed by Rich Soto
(lerxst@zeus.jersey.net) (solo).  Special thanks to Rich Soto
for his input and comments.

Disclaimer:
This tablature represents how the song is played as closely as reasonably
achievable to the studio recording.  Alex Lifeson may have played it
slightly differently.

Revision History:
Rev. 0:  Submitted xx-xx-1999


Tablature Explanation:
(+) = This symbol stands for "Coda". A passage at the end of a movement
      or composition that brings it to a formal close.
AC  = "Al coda" - means "to the tail", tells you that you must go
      to the end section which starts with the Coda sign (+).
DC  = "Da capo" - means "from the head", when you see these initials
      you go back to the beginning of the piece of music.
DS  = "Dal segno" - means "from the sign", go back in the tabulature
      only as far as the (%) sign.
(.) = "Fermata" - the prolongation of a tone, chord, or rest beyond
      its indicated time value.
RF  = Repeat and Fade
Rit = "Ritardando" - Gradually slowing in tempo; retarding.
Ral.= "Rallendando" - Gradually slackening in tempo
~   = vibrato
.   = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
^   = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret shown in parenthesis ()
h   = hammer
p   = pull
r   = release bend (string/fret may be indicated)
s   = slide (used when back slash "\" or forward slash "/" don't fit)
t   = fret board tap (not many of these with Rush)
u   = unison bend, the lower note is bent to achieve unison with the
      higher note
x   = percussive note with no pitch or a muted note
|   = bar separating measures
/   = slide up the neck towards the bridge
\   = slide down the neck towards the nut
x/  = pick slide up
x\  = pick slide down
<5> = natural harmonic (lightly touch the string above the fret
      indicated)
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
o   =\ repeat sign
o   =/
LT  = "Lifeson Tuning" or Modified Nashville Tuning.  When the low E, A,
      and D strings (usually on a 6 string acoustic) are replaced with
      lighter gauge strings and tuned one octave higher than normal
      (different from Nashville tuning which would also include the G
      string being tuned one octave higher).


Other pertinent information:
  Tempo:  1/4 note = varies
  Tuning:  Standard [EADGBe].
  Key signature:
  Effects:  Overdrive/Distortion, delay

  Chord & Scale Chart Below:  See tablature


Tablature Format:

This Tablature is primarily based on the formats indicated below.

  1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     <--Quarter note beat locations
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   <--Eighth note beat locations
                                      <--Effects/Misc Line
  D                 C     G/B         <--Chord Line
  e e e q   q   e   e e e q   e e e   <--Note Duration Line (table below)
|-----2-----------|-----------------| <--High E string
|-------3---------|-----------------| <--B string
|---2-------2---0-|-----0-------0---| <--G string
|-0---------------|---2-------0---0-| <--D string
|-----------------|-3-----2---------| <--A string
|-----------------|-----------------| <--E string

or

   4/4                               <--Time Signature & Effects Line
   D                                 <--Chord Line
   e   e   e   q       q       e     <--Note Duration Line (table below)
e|---------2-----------------------|G<--High E string
B|-------------3-------------------|T<--B string
G|-----2---------------2-------0---|R<--G string
D|(0)------------------------------|1<--D string
A|---------------------------------| <--A string
E|---------------------------------| <--E string
                                    ^=Space identifies guitar or keys
   1       2       3       4         <--Quarter note beat locations
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8     <--Eighth note beat locations


Effects/Misc Line:  Provides effects information, number of repeats, etc.

Chord Line:  Provides the chord name for the chords used in the
             tab below.

Note Duration Line:  Provides the "value" of each note, e.g., whole,
                     half, quarter, etc.

Note Duration Designator Table:
  w = Whole note                   h = Half note
  q = Quarter note                 H = Dotted half note
  Q = Dotted Quarter note          s = Sixteenth note
  e = Eighth note                  S = Dotted sixteenth note
  E = Dotted eighth note           + = Duration exceeds 2 measures
  t = Thirty-second note           g = grace note
  T = Dotted thirty-second note

  Notes with two designations immediately adjacent to each other
  have durations added (e.g., he = half note + eigth note, etc.)

String lines:  Represent the strings of a guitar.  The tab is laid
               out as if you placed a right handed guitar on your
               lap, string side up.  A vertical line character "|"
               represents a bar between measures.  A dash "-" represents
               each string.  The numbers indicate which fret should
               be fingered to sound the note.  The first space after
               every bar is a blank space that is almost never used.
               Quarter notes are separated by 3 dashes, eighth notes
               are separated by 1 dash.  In an effort to make the
               ASCII tab look as much like tab in a music book, the
               notes are spaced out as accurately as possible.  In the
               event the notes will not fit into the format shown above,
               the tab may be expanded (usually only required for solos).