Rush: Distant Early Warning
From the album Grace Under Pressure (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1984 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

This song is in C. The guitar, as usual, is chorused. Previously tabbed
by someone else, I couldn't find the name.

Jimmy Pena - jimmy@walrus.com

| = not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ = vibrato or held note
x = percussive note with no pitch; muted note
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
b = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret
r = release bend to indicated string/fret
/ = slide up from infinity
\ = slide down into infinity
[5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack)
o  \_
o  /   repeat sign (always look for these!)

[x35553] = fret box; this is a C chord - this is the same as standard
  tablature, only turned on its side. Tilt your head clockwise to read.
PM = Palm Mute; lightly touch the strings at the bridge with the edge of
        the fret hand

Chord legend:

Dm  : [x5776x]
C   : [x3555x]
F   : [133211]
G   : [355433]
G/D : [xx0787]

[Intro]
   Am11       Csus2         Gsus2       Am11      C           Csus2
e:--3~~---------3~-----------10~---------3~---------------------3~---|
B:--3~~---------3~-----------10~---------3~---------------------3~---|
G:--5~~---------5~-----------12~---------5~---------------------5~---|
D:--5~~---------5~-----------12~---------5~---------------------5~---|
A:--0~~---------3~-----------10~---------0~-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3~---|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                               PM -------------|

                        Gsus2               Am11
e:-----------------------10~------------------3~---------------------|
B:-----------------------10~------------------3~---------------------|
G:-----------------------12~------------------5~---------------------|
D:-----------------------12~------------------5~---------------------|
A:--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10~----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0~---------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM --------------------|    PM -------------|

[Riff 1]                          [Riff 2]
    Dsus4   D    Am                F        G   F        G
e:-----------------------------|---1--1--1--3---1--1--1--3---3-------|
B:----8-----7-----5------------|---1--1--1--3---1--1--1--3---3-------|
G:o---7-----7-----5-----------o|o--2--2--2--4---2--2--2--4---4------o|
D:o---7--7--7--7--7--7--7-----o|o--3--3--3--5---3--3--3--5---5------o|
A:-----------------------------|---3--3--3--5---3--3--3--5---5-------|
E:-----------------------------|---1--1--1--3---1--1--1--3---3-------|

[Riff 3]                 [Riff 4]
e:---------------------|---------5-----------------------------------|
B:---6-------6--5-6----|-------6------6------------------------------|
G:-----7---------------|-----7--------7------------------------------|
D:-------7-------------|---7-----------------------------------------|
A:---------------------|---------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------|---------------------------------------------|

Progression:

[Intro] x1

[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 2] x2

   Am11                                                   Csus2
An ill wind comes arising across the cities of the plain.
                               Gsus2                                Am11
There's no swimming in the heavy water, no singing in the acid rain.
                     G/D
Red alert, red alert.


(Play these riffs with the lyrics below):


        Am11                                 Csus2
e:-----------------------3------------------------------------3------|
B:-----------------------3--------------3---------------------3--3-3-|
G:---------------5-5--5--5--5-5-------5---5------------5-5----5------|
D:-----------5-5---------5------5-5-5-------------5-5------5--5------|
A:-------0-0-------------0-------------------3-3---------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
      PM --------------|   PM -------------------------------|  PM--|
It's so hard to stay together, passing through revolving doors.

                Gsus2                                          Am11
e:------------------------------------10-----------------------------|
B:-3-3-----3--------------------------10----------10-----------------|
G:-----5-5---5--------------12-12--12-12--12-12------12----10--------|
D:--------------------12-12-----------12-------12-------12---------5-|
A:--------------10-10-----------------10-----------------------0-0---|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM ----------------------------------|   PM ------------------------|
   We need someone to talk to and someone to sweep the floors. Incomplete,

e:-------------3-----------------------------------------------------|
B:-------------3--3---------3----------------------------------------|
G:-----5-5--5--5----5-5-------5--------------------------------------|
D:--5----------5--------5-5------------------------------------------|
A:-------------0-----------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM ----------|   PM ------------|
                   incomplete.

[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 2] x2

(* = Strum each chord)

     Dm*                C*             Dm  [Riff 3] x1   F F  G
The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do?
     Dm*                C*          Dm [Riff 4] x1   F F  G
You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you.
   Dm*               C*          Dm       [Riff 3] x1        F F  G
I know it makes no difference to what you're going through.
 G    Dm*                  C*          Dm [Riff 4] x1    F F  G
But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.

    Am11        Csus2         Gsus2
e:---3~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------|
B:---3~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------|
G:---5~~----------5~-----------12~-----------------------------------|
D:---5~~----------5~-----------12~-----------------------------------|
A:---0~~----------3~-----------10~-----------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

        Am11                         Csus2
e:-----------------3---3-3-------------------------------3--3--------|
B:--------------3--3-------3-3---------------------------3----3------|
G:----------5-5----5-----------5-5-------------5-5--5----5------5-5--|
D:-----5-5---------5---------------------5--5------------5----------5|
A:-0-0-------------------------------3-3-----------------3-----------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
PM --------------|   PM -------------------------------|   PM ------|
  Cruising under your radar,         watching from satellites.

       Gsus2                                          Am11
e:---------------------------10--------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------10--10-10-10-------10-------------------|
G:----------------12-12------12-----------12-12---12-----------5-5---|
D:----------12-12--------12--12----------------------------5-5-----5-|
A:----10-10--------------------------------------------0-0-----------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM -----------------------|    PM ---------------------------------|
Take a page from the red book and keep them in your sights. Red alert,

                       G
e:--3----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--3-------3-3---3----------8-8-------------8------8----------------|
G:--5-----------5----------7-----7-7-------7------7------------------|
D:--5--5-5-------------9-9--------------9-------9------9\------------|
A:--0----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
       PM ---------------------------------------------------|
       red alert.

   Am11                       Csus2                  Gsus2
e:-------------3---------3\------------------------------------------|
B:---------3-----5-----------------------3----3----------------------|
G:-----------5--------5-----------5--5-----5-----5-------12----------|
D:-----5-5----------5-----------5---------------------12--------12---|
A:-0-0------------------------3-----------------------------10-------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 PM ---------------------------------------------------------------|
   Left and rights of passage, black and whites of youth.  Who can

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------10------------10-----10----------------------|
G:------------------12---------12------------------10----------------|
D:------12--12--12----------12-----12----12-----12----12-------------|
A:---10--------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
  PM -----------------------------------------------------|
     face the knowledge that the truth is not the truth?

       Am11
e:------------------3---------3------------3-------------------------|
B:--------------------------------------3----------------------------|
G:-----------5---------5------------5----------5-----5---------------|
D:--------5-----5---------5-----------------------5------------------|
A:-----0-------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
   PM ----------------------------------------------------|
            Obsolete,                   obsolete, yeah!

[Riff 1] x4
[Riff 2] x2

(* = Strum each chord)

     Dm*                C*             Dm  [Riff 3] x1   F F  G
The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do?
     Dm*                C*          Dm [Riff 4] x1   F F  G
You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you.
   Dm*               C*          Dm       [Riff 3] x1        F F  G
I know it makes no difference to what you're going through.
 G    Dm*                  C*          Dm [Riff 4] x1    F F  G
But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.

    Dm                    C                Dm               F      G
e:---------5---5--5-----------------------------------------1--1---3---|
B:---6---6---6-------6----5----5---5---5---6----6---6---6---1--1---3---|
G:o--7---------------7----5--5---5---5-----7--7---7---7-----2--2---4--o|
D:o--7---------------7----5----------------7----------------3--3---5--o|
A:---5---------------5----3----------------5----------------3--3---5---|
E:----------------------------------------------------------1--1---3---|

[Guitar Solo]

e:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:-14-12-------------14-12------------14-12-------------14-12----------|
D:-------15-14-12~---------15-14-12~--------15-14-[12]~-------15-14-12~|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-13--12-12-12----------------------13-13-13-12---------------------|
B:--------------15-15-15-13-12-------------------15-15-15-13-12------|
G:-----------------------------14-------------------------------14---|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e:-13-13-13-13-12-12-----------------13--13-13-12--------------------|
B:-------------------15-15-13-12------------------15-15-15-13-12-----|
G:-------------------------------14----------------------------------|
D:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

    Am11                                        Csus2
e:------3--------3--3-------3--3--3--3---5--3-------------3----------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------3--------|
G:---5-----5--5--------5-5------------------------------------5---5--|
D:-----------------------------------------------5--5--5--------5----|
A:-----------------------------------------------3--3--3-------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                   Gsus2
e:-------3----------------------------10-----------------------------|
B:-----3---3----------------10---------------10----10-------12---13--|
G:--5--------5-----------12----12---------------------12-------------|
D:-------------5------12----------12------12----12-------12----------|
A:-----------------10------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                  Am11?
e:---------------------------3-------3---3--3-3-3--------------------|
B:---------10-------------3----3-----3---3--3-3-3--------------------|
G:------12--------------5--------5---5---5--5-5-5--------------------|
D:---12---------------5----------------------------------------------|
A:-----------------0-------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 1] x8
[Riff 2] x4

(* = Strum each chord)

     Dm*                C*             Dm  [Riff 3] x1   F F  G
The world weighs on my shoulders, but what am I to do?
     Dm*                C*          Dm [Riff 4] x1   F F  G
You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you.
   Dm*               C*          Dm       [Riff 3] x1        F F  G
I know it makes no difference to what you're going through.
 G    Dm*                  C*          Dm [Riff 4] x1    F F  G
But I see the tip of the iceberg and I worry about you.

[Outro]

    Dm                C                 Dm                F     G
e:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--1-1-1-3-3-3-|
B:--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--1-1-1-3-3-3-|
G:--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--2-2-2-4-4-4-|
D:--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--3-3-3-5-5-5-|
A:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-5-5-5-|
E:--------------------------------------------------------1-1-1-3-3-3-|

    Dm                C                 Dm                F
e:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--------------------5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5----------------|
B:--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--10-10-10-10---|
G:o-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10---|
D:o-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10---|
A:--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--8--8--8--8----|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------------|
    G                 Dm
e:----------------|---5--5~~-----------------------------------------|
B:--12-12-12-12---|---6--6~~-----------------------------------------|
G:--12-12-12-12--o|---7--7~~-----------------------------------------|
D:--12-12-12-12--o|---7--7~~-----------------------------------------|
A:--10-10-10-10---|---5--5~~-----------------------------------------|
E:----------------|--------------------------------------------------|