Rush: Double Agent
From the album Counterparts (Atlantic Records)
Copyright 1993 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Transcribed by Richard J. Soto 

This tab's creation was inspired by Dave Toussaint. < bigdave@pe.net >
Thanks also go to Dave for a suggestive correction.
I've been playing some of this wrong for the past few years.
Dave's soundbite inspired me to take a hard look at this song.
Dave's Rush web site is http://www.pe.net/~bigdave/rush/rush.html

The part when the guitar kicks in after the bass can be played
at a different position but I think Alex plays it this way.
The simple solo is reminiscent of U2's The Edge's playing on
New Years Day. The tapped harmonics must be hit hard and be
sure to mute the other strings to avoid sloppy sound.

-------------1--0-----------8-----------1-1-1-------|-------------1--0--------
-------3-----------3--1/6-6-------------1-1-1---5-5-|-------3-----------3--1--
-----5----5-----------------------------2-2-2---5-5-|-----5----5--------------
-0-5------------------------------------3-3-3---5-5-|-0-5---------------------
----------------------------------------3-3-3---3-3-|-------------------------
----------------------------------------1-1-1-------|-------------------------
 Rhy.1                                                Rhy.2

--------------1-1-1--------|--------------------------------------------------
--------------1-1-1---5-5--|--------------------------------------------------
-4------------2-2-2---5-5--|--------------------------------------------------
-5------------3-3-3---5-5--|--------------------------------------------------
-5------------3-3-3---3-3--|--------------------------------------------------
-3------------1-1-1--------|-0--0--0--0-0-0-3--5---3p0--0--0--0-0-0-3--5------
                             Riff-A

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-----------------------------8-8--8-8--------|--------------------------------
-----------------------------8-8--8-8--------|--------------------------------
-----------------------------7-7--7-7--------|--------------------------------
-3p0--0--0--0-0-0-3--5---5/8-8-8--8-8--3--5--|--------------------------------


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-----------------------------------------------------8-8--8-8---------|-------
-----------------------------------------------------8-8--8-8---------|-------
-----------------------------------------------------7-7--7-7---------|-------
-3p0--0--0--0-0-0-3--5---3p0--0--0--0-0-0-3--5---5/8-8-8--8-8--3--5---|-------
 Riff-B Play 4x

-----------------------------------------------------------1-1-1-1--|---------
-----------------------------------------------------------1-1-1-1--|---------
-----------------------------------------------------------2-2-2-2--|---------
-------------1p0----------------1p0----------------1p0-----3-3-3-3--|---------
-0-0---0---------3--0-0---0---------3--0-0---0---------3---3-3-3-3--|---------
-----3---3-3------------3---3-3------------3---3-3---------1-1-1-1--|---------
 Riff-C

------------|------------------------------------------------0--------|-------
------------|------------------------------------------------0--------|-------
------------|------------------------------------------------6--------|-------
------------|------------------------------------------------7--------|-------
------------|------------------------------------------------7--------|-------
------------|-3p0--0--0--0-0-0-3--5---3p0--0--0--0-0-0-3-/-5-5--------|-------
 Play Riff-B

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-11--11--11----11----11----11--11--11--11--11---11--11--11----11----11--------
-11--11--11----11----11----11--11--11--11--11---11--11--11----11----11--------
--9---9---9-----9-----9-----9---9---9---9---9----9---9---9-----9-----9--------
 Rhy.3

-----------------|-0------------|-----------|-0------------|-----------|------
-----------------|-0------------|-----------|-0------------|-----------|------
-----------------|-6------------|-----------|-6------------|-----------|------
-11--11--11--11--|-7------------|-----------|-7------------|-----------|------
-11--11--11--11--|-7------------|-----------|-7------------|-----------|------
--9---9---9---9--|-5------------|-----------|-5------------|-----------|------
                                  Play Rhy.3                 Play Rhy.3

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-9--9--9----9----9----9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9----9----9----9----11----9-------
-9--9--9----9----9----9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9----9----9----9----11----9-------
-7--7--7----7----7----7--7--7--7--7---7--7--7----7----7----7-----9----7-------
 Rhy.4                                                           .    .

---------------------------------------5------------------|-----------------|-
---------------------------------------5------------------|-----------------|-
---------------------------------------6------------------|-----------------|-
-7--7--7----7----7----7--7--7--7--7----7------------------|-----------------|-
-7--7--7----7----7----7--7--7--7--7----7------------------|-----------------|-
-5--5--5----5----5----5--5--5--5--5----5------------------|-----------------|-
                                                            Play Rhy.1+2 2x

---------------|------------|------------|------------------------0--------|--
---------------|------------|------------|------------------------0--------|--
---------------|------------|------------|------------------------6--------|--
---------------|------------|------------|------------------------7--------|--
---------------|------------|------------|------------------------7--------|--
---------------|------------|------------|-3p0--0--0--0-0-0-3-/-5-5--------|--
 Play Riff-B 3x  Play Riff-C  Play Riff-B

-----------|-0------------|-----------|-0-------------|------------|----------
-----------|-0------------|-----------|-0-------------|------------|----------
-----------|-6------------|-----------|-6-------------|------------|----------
-----------|-7------------|-----------|-7-------------|------------|----------
-----------|-7------------|-----------|-7-------------|------------|----------
-----------|-5------------|-----------|-5-------------|------------|----------
 Play Rhy.3                 Play Rhy.3                 Play Rhy.3+4

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-7--7-7--7--7\5--5/10---7--7-7--7--7\5--5/10---7--7-7--7--7\5--5/9---7--7-7---
-0--0-0--0--0\0--0/-0---0--0-0--0--0\0--0/-0---0--0-0--0--0\0--0/0---0--0-0---
-5--5-5--5--5\3--3/-8---5--5-5--5--5\3--3/-8---5--5-5--5--5\3--3/7---5--5-5---
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 Play 4x

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----------------|------------|------------------------------------------------
-7--7\5--5/12-\-|------------|------------------------------------------------
-0--0\0--0/-0-\-|------------|------------------------------------------------
-5--5\3--3/10-\-|------------|------------------------------------------------
----------------|------------|------------------------------------------------
                  Play Riff-A

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 Solo  H Fast Pick w/finger touching string & slide down to aprox.2nd fret H

-1----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-1----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-2---------------------------------------------------------x/-----------------
-3---------------------------------------------------------x/-----------------
-3---------------------------------------------------------x/-----------------
-1---------------------------------------------------------x/-----------------
                                                           String noise

--------------------------------------------------------------------------1---
--------------------------------------------------------------------------1---
--------------------------------------------------------------------------2---
--------------------------------------------------------------------------3---
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--------------------------------------------------------------------------1---
    same as above with some slight picking imperfections

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----x\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\/////////////////////////////////--x//--
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 while holding F chord, pickslide the fretboard, down neck then back up

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-19----19-19--19-19-----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------19----19-----------------------------------------------
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 Fret 12th fret and VERY Sharply & Exactly tap on the frets noted (Play 4x)

-0--------|-----------|-0--------|-----------|-0--------|-------------|-------
-0--------|-----------|-0--------|-----------|-0--------|-------------|-------
-6--------|-----------|-6--------|-----------|-6--------|-------------|-------
-7--------|-----------|-7--------|-----------|-7--------|-------------|-------
-7--------|-----------|-7--------|-----------|-7--------|-------------|-------
-5--------|-----------|-5--------|-----------|-5--------|-------------|-------
            Play Rhy.3             Play Rhy.3             Play Rhy.3+4

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---------------|------------|---------------|-----------------------|---------
---------------|------------|---------------|-----------------------|---------
---------------|------------|---------------|-----------------------|---------
---------------|------------|---------------|-----------------------|---------
---------------|------------|---------------|-3p0--0--0--0-0-0-3--5-|---------
 Play Riff-B 3x  Play Riff-C  Play Riff-B 2x                          End